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Old 16-03-17, 10:59 PM
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Hi,

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?

https://goo.gl/photos/DjCiqhi1XRydUfaV9

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

http://galwaybarnawoods.com/birds/
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Old 17-03-17, 05:43 AM
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Good morning, the bird in the pictures is a Mistle thrush
lovely birds, they are bigger than a song thrush.
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Old 17-03-17, 12:18 PM
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Hi Alan,

Thanks for your help. That makes sense, there are a lot of mistle thrush's in those woods.
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