Thursday, October 10, 2013
In support of the ID of Honey Buzzard I found
I've masked the exact site name.
It says "flat wings ....sometimes dipping ......more head, unusual wing angle than common buzzard also present".
Terrible grammar I know ! And wouldn't my notebook be back home when something different turns up !
I used the corner of my sketch-book.
I was using 8x42 hi-definition RSPB (Viking) bins. Due to bright sky I didn't get much detail, only a large pale under-primary patch.
It didn't have much of the jizz of the Common Buzzard I had just been watching moments before.
I have experience of Honey Buzzard from various places including Cornwall and Magdalen Down, near Winchester, when I watched two very close for as long as I wanted (2 years ago,) which were giving their unusual call, slightly gull-like I thought at the time.
Respect your opinions - either way.
Posted by Steve Blacksmith at 8:01 pm