Looks like a female sparrowhawk (males are smaller, and more bluish) - anyone else agree?
In reply to Sue C:
Yes Sparrowhawk,the usual culprit in gardens.
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In reply to Seaman:
Hey, this is definitely female Sparrowhalk having brown back and wings, and brown bars underneath. Females are usually larger than males.
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