Is this bird a juvenile Sparrowhawk?

Q. Could tell me if this is a juvenile Sparrowhawk?
David Game

A. Everything about this bird, from the bill to that long tail, thin long legs and plumage is telling us that this is indeed a Sparrowhawk, possibly the raptor most likely to visit a garden in the UK. You are correct in your assumption that this one is a juvenile; in fact, we can see the signs of downy feathers still on this bird, making us conclude that it is one of this year’s brood.