Sparrowhawk without a doubt, those yellow eyes are a giveaway. Female or juvenile. And that’s a much bigger bird than you might imagine, at least twice the size of a Merlin, which hunts dragonflies!
Stet that, it’s the Hobby that I’m thinking of, not the Merlin. Merlin are a a little smaller than the sparrowhawk, but much less likely to be seen around gardens. I’ve only ever seen one sparrowhawk in my garden, I’ve never, ever seen a Merlin, and a Hobby once on the Somerset Levels. Tiny little thing, and damned fast!
Very fast bird with evil eyes.Watched a few red kites over the Malborough downs today.Lovely birds.Game keepers have been poisoning birds of prey for centuries.Thats why there is very few places in this country to see Goshawks.Should be much more wide spread.
Yeah, this guy they interviewed has a massive question mark hanging over his head for me after saying it might not be poison but could be something else, seems a pretty stupid thing to say, who knows though