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Unknown baby bird of prey

I work on a country estate as a gardener, they are very wildlife friendly and encourage most...not squirrels though! 

I just discovered this bird in the hedgerow, uninjured but too small to be out alone really, wondered if anyone has any idea as to what it is? My thoughts are sparrow hawk or buzzed. Any other ideas? Most welcome! Thank you all! 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,553

    Looks like a Kestrel.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 3,190

    Cor! Thanks Pdoc, I'll check it out. image

  • Agree with Punkdoc. From the picture 1, the wing markings look like a kestrel.

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 3,190

    Yes, having looked after Pdoc suggested, I think you are both right, thank you Tepee

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,553

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    A young Kestrel, note the chestnut back.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • OnopordumOnopordum Posts: 390

    The parents should still be feeding it - no need to intervene.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    He looks quite taken with you Wonks image

    I'd read you had a new job but Iwas away for a while and missed the details. Well done you on landing a plum! They're lucky to have you. (Do they know about your own garden transformation?). I hope you had pics on your cv.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,642

    Wonky sent me another photo ... he looks quite chipper this morning ... she has to go past him but is keeping out of the way as much as possible

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