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Old 16-03-17, 10:59 PM
rgrannell1 rgrannell1 is offline
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Default Unidentified bird of prey (?)


I was walking in Barna Woods (Galway, Ireland) and I spotted this bird in the distance. I would have guessed it was a pigeon / dove, but from the pictures it looks like a bird of prey, based on its seemingly long curved beak. Does anyone recognise it?

I'm sorry about the quality of the images, they were taken with high-iso / at 600mm. For reference, here's a list of the birds known to live in those woods. Sparrowhawks and kestrels are found in the woods, but it doesn't look like either to me
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