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Goshawk / Sparrowhawk - Poland (1 Viewer)

AGDK

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I saw today 2 different birds, more clearly through scope, than by picture.. Maybe someone is able to verify, if this is correct, what I have assumed here..

The first picture the bird on the left seems big, so I assume Goshawk? Geese and Raven on the right for comparison of size..
The second picture the bird on the right seems very slim and more lightly build.. I assume Sparrowhawk.. ?

Thanks for any inputs..
 

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AGDK

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Thanks Tom.. I must admit that I'm not sure about the second one.. In the early morning sun and strong wind, it was a bit difficult to see clearly.. Could be a Peregrine also, since it's regular in the area also..
 

KenM

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To my eye, the first image looks ok for Gos, as does the second image, certainly no Peregrine with such short primaries to “banded” tail length.

Cheers
 

tconzemi

Tom
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Europe
To my eye, the first image looks ok for Gos, as does the second image, certainly no Peregrine with such short primaries to “banded” tail length.

Cheers
After photoshopping I agree tail barring looks genuine, agree with Accipiter spec.
 

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