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    Am in the process of seeking out further contenders for ID - have a lot of bad images but only really want to put up one's where I have a decent image also to confirm ID. In the mean time here is what surely must be an easier one.
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    Easy? A 1cy female Honey Buzzard! (light phase)
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    sorry not so
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    Sparrow Hawk

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    And your Lark looks good to me for Woodlark there is an Eastern population (pallidia) which could turn up in your neck of the woods.They always look dumpy and short tailed in flight(Did it call very distinctive in flight)Thinking about it have you looked at Oriental Skylark could be a better option the breast streaking would fit better I have only ever seen two and that nearly 20 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenjhughes View Post
    And your Lark looks good to me for Woodlark there is an Eastern population (pallidia) which could turn up in your neck of the woods.They always look dumpy and short tailed in flight(Did it call very distinctive in flight)Thinking about it have you looked at Oriental Skylark could be a better option the breast streaking would fit better I have only ever seen two and that nearly 20 years ago
    This post will probably confuse the sh... out many - the lark in question can be found at http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/id_stub.php
    Yes have considered Oriental we have a few around in with the flocks of Skylarks but the wing trailing edges and outer tail feathers would be buffish. Lesser Short toed has been suggested just felt it too heavily marked on the chest and the toes too long but still think that might remain an option. Didn't call sadly

    As to your quiz answer well will see what others think -
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    Long-legged Buzzard?

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    The Lark.Those primary coverts are totally wrong for a WL, I'd say A.gulgula, or perhaps arvensis. Lesser STL has a stubbier bill.
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    I agree with you Colin, a Long-legged it could be, with that pale patch on the primaries and the pale head as well.
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    Not a Long-legged Buzard -
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