I think this could be a juvenile, very relaxed in the garden for about 30 minutes.
Cracking shots mate, but i can't help with the "juvenile" bit.
What gorgeous photos Alan, love the swish of it's wings in the fourth shot.
Yes I think it is a juvenile. It has pale spots on its back which our bird guide says it is supposed to have.
Beautiful bird, Alan--thanks for the gorgeous photos!
Limpy, Thanks for the confirmation! I learned something today--pale spots on the back means a juvenile Sparrowhawk.
Another one that likes Fence-posts.
Interesting that the white spots aren't so evident in the first shot, but become more so after it has a good stretch. I also seem to remember a blog early this year discussing the spots or 'eyes' on a Sprawk's back.
gorgeous series of shots
Lovely Alan, you are having some great finds, owls and now sprawks.
It might be a female or a juvenile but I'm not an expert but it's closer to a juvenile!