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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dinner break with a Buzz








A beautiful spring like day with calm conditions and clear blue skies although the view to the east was milky grey haze.
Dog walking during my dinner time up Foxhill park was quiet with no gulls now present and very little about so despondent I headed towards home when the Corvids in the trees started calling noisily and looking up I saw what I thought was a corvid sideways on and fairly near to me. As it veered slightly I realised it was a Buzzard which had come from the east but as always, seemed to appear from nowhere until it was over me and motoring on. By the time I had stopped swearing and got the camera on it the bird was a good distance away heading >WSW but managed a few record shots.
Should be easy to ID with the missing right wing primaries if it shows up elswhere.
A mega rare sighting for Foxhill and a good garden tick.
BS

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Pretty sure its the same bird I had today over Northowram.Came from behind Coley Church.

Brian Sumner . said...

Seemed more of a local than a mover with the height and flight pattern.

DJSutcliffe said...

Thanks for the call Bri - what a shame we were over in Brighouse - had a nice lunch at Kershaws Garden Centre though !! Nice shots as well - must look out for that bird.

NigelK said...

Quick Draw Sumner strikes again, well done.