Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Thesis: Sydney Vale, not a birder, called a female Sparrowhawk a 'Goshawk'. See especially the larger female in Liam O' Broin's book, lower right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve

Sure does look like mistaken identity !

- although my bird recognition book ( c. 1975!!) says "rare visitor , athough used to breed in UK -like a huge sparrowhak" - so could they easily be confused in UK, if not familar with their relative sizes?

I still love the pic!