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