Mystery photographs

01 April 1993
Comments Main paper When I first saw this photograph (plate 31, repeated here), it was at a distance, so all I could see was what looked like a silhouette of a raptor, which could be an Accipiter. It has pretty good wing shape for a large female Eurasian Sparrowhawk A. ni...
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The 'Marsh Hawk' problem

01 September 1983
Comments Main paper A 'ringtail' harrier at Cley, Norfolk, from October 1957 to April 1958 was identified as a first-year Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus of the Nearctic subspecies hudsonius (previously known as Marsh Hawk in North America, but now called Northern Harrier) bec...
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