What is this bird

Washing in my pond in central Gloucester ( video won’t load so this is a still )

  • Hi Monica
    It's a Sparrowhawk well done for capturing it bathing, to put a video on here you need to put it on youtube first.

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  • Hi Alan
    Thought it was a bit small for a sparrowhawk but I’ll go with that!
    I’ll try & get the video sorted
    Thanks for the help
  • I'd agree with Alan on that one. Looks like it might be a female. I can't see any tan coloured feathers.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)


  • It could be a juvenile male

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  • In reply to Monica :

    Monica said:
    I’ll try & get the video sorted

    If you put the video on Youtube you need to copy the link in the first box using the insert option on here using the rich formatting link.

    If you put it in this thread use the reply box under your first post.

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