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Webmaster Posted 25-Mar-2018 08:18
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On behalf of Des who sent in an email:-

Identify bird like a small kestrel with 2 black spots at back of head.  

Seen in Kings Heath Birmingham at 2 p.m. on March 10 2018 in very good light at 10 - 12 yards distance.



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Handicap15 Posted 04-Apr-2018 09:08
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Could be a merlin. They look quite like a small kestrel but deeper in colour. Hungry birds get every where. Kings Heath might be a fine habitat. I'm used to seeing them on Scottish hills. 

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