Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Out of Area - ID Advice Please


Not the best of shots I know but what do people think of this raptor seen in the mist yesterday out at Hutton Roof crags.

Difficult to get any impression of size though it did seem larger than a kestrel that preceded it a few seconds before, the only other thing that stood out was the white on the leg coverts. I put it down as a sparrowhawk at the time.

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Only seen photos in the phone yet Ian. Definately an Accipiter. Think probably large female Soarrowhawk. They are showing white under tail covers around now as they display.