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We just heard what sounded a bit like a Gull call, but repeated over and over in quick succession. Went outside to have a look and saw two birds very high up, one seemed to be mobbing the other. Managed to get one of them at full zoom (see attached). It looks like a bird of prey to my inexpert eye, and I presume the other bird was doing the mobbing. I could not see any colour (they were almost dots) but the photo seems to show a pale head.

Any advice on what this is would be great, thank you.


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I'm only on a phone right now, so don't have the tools to zoom in or brighten the pic, but the hips and tail of the bird look too broad for a Kestrel IMO.
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