Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BUZZARDS

After all these years I've finally seen a buzzard in Calderdale. Watched huge bird flying towards our house over Walsden rec from the direction of Bacup Road and thought it was a heron.  Really big wings.    It veered off over the garden centre towards the canal where it was joined by a smaller buzzard which must have been already in that area and they were mobbed by a jackdaw.  By now I was looking out of the front of the house and lost track as they flew off towards Lanebottom. 

And this really was my first sighting - I've lived here for 50 yrs! and began to think these were the figment of someone's imagination. 

5 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Well done Sandra. A nice reward after all that time! Females have the size and males slightly smaller. Not always evident but when seeing a pair together it can be noticeable.
Buzzards - just keep looking up on clear days especially if there are thermals or a decent wind direction on to a hillside. I'm sure you will see them again.

Steve Blacksmith said...

We had two in upper Shibden Valley last Sunday, calling their loud "mewing" call, and circling in a thermal with a large gull.

AndyC said...

Fantastic to see these birds locally..hope its not long till you see your next one...

mike stead said...

I've been watching them for quite a few years at the Brighouse end of Calderdale, and they never cease to impress me. Hope you get some more sightings now.

AndyC said...

Little Egrets should be our next coloniser......