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Sparrow hawk in the garden Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK. Why white spots? Apologies Bad phone camera photo through binoculars! (1 Viewer)


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Below is a photo with my phone camera through binoculars, so apologies for the quality! What we are interested in though is why the white spots across its back? Is it a juvenile? Male/female? We have many sightings of sparrow hawks in the garden and multiple pigeon kills.



Commonly seen in Sparrowhawk, always visible with fluffed up feathers
This is a juvenile, possibly a male but really difficult to sex juveniles

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