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Old Friday 22nd October 2010, 20:21   #1
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Hello, I am a new member. I come from Maghull Liverpool which is a large urban area, I feed the birds in my garden and have many sparrows, starlings, goldfinches and also regular visits from a sparrowhawk which goes for mainly doves who also visit my feeder. Over the last month I have noticed many raptors flying overhead sometimes in groups of four, I was wondering if they are a family. any ideas? Meggie
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2010, 05:37   #2
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It could be a family group. Do you know which species you are seeing?
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2010, 07:11   #3
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Hi Meggie,

I wonder if they might be Buzzards ?

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I would go for Buzzards too Meggie,often seen in groups circling round with wings held in a shallow v.
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2010, 19:10   #8
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they sound very much like buzzards, they seem to be doing well in the liverpool area.myself and a few workmates watched 6 birds the other week over runcorn
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Thanks for the input, buzzards it is then. It was the noise they were making that caused me to look up, they were calling.
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