European Buzzards were a common enough sight when my grandfather was a kid, but by the time my childhood came around they had been all but eradicated from this part of the world. Thanks to modern farming methods and revised thinking British birds of prey have made a remarkable comeback over the years and the European Buzzard population is now thriving. In fact there are so many buzzards in this area now it is a wonder how they all survive.
I encountered several buzzards on my walk this morning, both in the air and standing sentinel on posts, tree branches and telegraph poles.
|I have my eye on you|
|Buzzard in flight|
I borrowed this picture of Fudge from Predator Experience, I'm sure they won't mind. Isn't he beautiful?
|Fudge the Buzzard|