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Bird ID: Hemel Hempstead - Boxmoor (1 Viewer)

BenjiS

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England
Could anyone ID this (the bird on the left)
Sorry about the really poor quality photograph but maybe someone can ID
I saw it today and its seemed to be chasing what I think is a crow on the right
 

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KenM

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If your sure that the bird on the right is a Crow as opposed to a Buzzard?
The left hand bird is an Accipiter for definite, am now thinking that the left hand bird is a female Sprawk, assuming that your right hand bird is a Corvid.

Cheers
 

BenjiS

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England
It was definitely not a Buzzard, it landed in a tree right in front of me and was definitely a crow or other corvid
 

BenjiS

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England
Is the bird on the right a Raven?
It might have been but i'm not much good with spotting the difference between Crow and Raven
It seemed to be having a problem with flying, or it was just flying really weirdly and making a really strange call (not like any corvid sounds that I have tried)
 

Simon G

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It might have been but i'm not much good with spotting the difference between Crow and Raven
It seemed to be having a problem with flying, or it was just flying really weirdly and making a really strange call (not like any corvid sounds that I have tried)

It has a very full rounded tail, long wings with deeply fingered primaries and a long neck with the suggestion of a shaggy throat. All pretty good indicators for raven.
 

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