What is this bird of prey?

by Gillian
(Dordogne France)

Sparrow hawk? Or what?

Sparrow hawk? Or what?

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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Oct 23, 2013
bird of prey ?? NEW
by: el diablo

hola thik you got it right 1st time Sparrowhawk hasta luago El Diablo

Aug 16, 2013
pretty sure
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 15, 2013
BirdID
by: AuntGiki

Sharpie

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