What is this bird of prey?

by Gillian
(Dordogne France)

Sparrow hawk? Or what?

Sparrow hawk? Or what?

The photos taken one evening in August in S.W. France. Discussion with friends is mixed as to identity. Please clarify if possible.
Thank you

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Aug 16, 2013
pretty sure
by: Anonymous

It's a peregrin falcon. It seems to be ringed - are there falconers nearby?

Aug 15, 2013
by: AuntGiki


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