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Buzzards

Postby squirrel » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:21 pm

Hello everyone, sorry I have been missing for a while! I have been amazingly busy recently, anyway I have found a few minutes to post these pictures from my recent holiday in the South West.

The cottage where I was staying had hens constantly roaming in the grounds:

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One late afternoon I heard a lot of squawking coming from outside and 2 or 3 of the hens had become isolated onto a small field at the side of the cottage. When I looked out I saw a big brown bird swoop down and it tried it's luck on one of the poor hens!!! Fortunately the hen struggled and moved close to one of the other hens making it difficult for the Buzzard to pick it up. By the time I appeared the Buzzard was on the gate:

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Unfortunately the Buzzard was with it's back to the sun so it was rather in shadow for the picture, but I am glad it didn't get one of the poor hens. I went out and protected the hens and it flew off. I know it needs to eat, but now the lovely garden hens!!!!

I kept looking at the hens afterwards to see which one had been traumatised!! They all looked ok, but one must have been very scared!!
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Re: Buzzards

Postby JooMoo » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:40 pm

You had been missed, glad you're still with us :)
Although I was wondering for a moment when the thread title was Buzzards and you posted pics of hens :D
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Re: Buzzards

Postby Willpar » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:26 am

Lovely squirrel. Not seen any here in a few days or so. Chickens or buzzards.
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Re: Buzzards

Postby nuthatch » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:41 pm

:yes: :wave2: :squirrel: :tampoline:

I can't view any of the photos (or the Formby red squirrel ones) :shrug: but no doubt this will change :bright:

Looking forward to seeing them all :bunny:
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Re: Buzzards

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:53 pm

Lovely shots of the Buzzard :photo: Squirrel. Yes Buzzards have got to eat but there must be something better than old boilers. :)
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Re: Buzzards

Postby nuthatch » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:06 pm

KFC ? Nando's ? :laugh:

Great pics, Squirrel :clap:
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Re: Buzzards

Postby squirrel » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:56 pm

Thanks everyone! Great looking bird!! I felt a bit mean shooing it away, but the poor hens were traumatised and I felt responsible for them as they were in my garden so to speak!!! The hens were relying on me looking out for them :D
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Re: Buzzards

Postby Placido » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:53 pm

First buzzards for the season for me today :). I heard them (there were 3) before I saw them. I think we were all just enjoying the sun on our wings :bird2: :)
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Re: Buzzards

Postby Willpar » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:46 am

Great pics Squirrel, lucky hens. I also seen 3 buzzards yesterday riding the thermals. Great to see.
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Re: Buzzards

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:51 pm

Buzzards are a common sight around where I live. Most often sighted perched on a fencepost close to the road awaiting a lunch opportunity. :)
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