There are four Buzzards soaring over the the Lane on an almost daily basis at present, magnificent Birds, I imagine parents and two young.

Female Common Buzzard

The problem photographing them is they don’t seem to start their squawk until fairly high in the air and by the times I get the Camera out and fixed up, they’re just a dot!

Today however I was lucky enough to spot this one (by size I reckon to be a female) whilst strolling on the Hockey Pitches close by with my camera looking to see what took my fancy.
Taking my fancy was basically nothing ! Very few birds, just the odd Rabbit scampering about which I fear won’t be for long as there’s a Farm Hand, following the harvesting of the Corn crop, is culling many of them. A pity, but one has to respect Country ways I guess.

Common Buzzard Ashford Kent

Yesterday I walked around Ash-in-Warsash in Hampshire and saw virtually nothing as well, too hot I think. Just the occasional Goldfinch
Even the Butterflies didn’t seem to want to settle, possibly because it was the hottest day of the year recording over 33 degrees.
I did see some Marbled Whites, but sadly couldn’t get a photo of them.

Common Buzzard side view

So in a way, seeing the Buzzard did partly make up for coming home, it was almost as if it was welcoming me back with it’s casual and flowing fly past.

Wonderful creatures indeed.




2 Comments on “Buzzards ruling the Skies !”


By Sue. July 28th, 2016 at 2:55 am

Absolutely brilliant photos. I’ve been trying to photograph the buzzards that fly over my allotment. I think there’s 4 of them and it’s nigh on impossible to get more than a winged dot in the sky.!

By Richard. August 20th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Thank you Sue, I’m lucky that hardly a day goes by when I don’t see one down the Lane, usually after they’ve gone too high in the sky to get a shot. Luckily the camera was handy when this one was flying around fairly low. Take care and thanks again, it’s appreciated.

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