Tuesday, 23 July 2013
The Buzzards Are Back
Check out the downdraught at 0.19 and 1.43 as these large and impressive birds land. The first buzzard to land is one of the breeding pair and has been established at this location for at least three years. The second buzzard is new and unrelated to all the others. It must have made contact with one of the local buzzards while circling round in the sky and followed it back to this oasis of free food.
The breeding pair produce chicks every year, and the 1.43 arrival is one of the chicks from last year. New chicks are up in the branches at the moment. I can hear them but I have not yet seen them, no doubt they will be making an appearance here when I manage to film them.
Sadly a number of buzzards have been shot dead recently. One near Bolton on June 25th and four in Wiltshire last Friday. What kind of moronic vermin would gain pleasure from killing such magnificent birds?