Sunday, October 16, 2011


Entertaining migration today with a local record of Rough-legged Buzzard (8), 5 Red Kites, 4 Hen Harriers, Merlins, Peregrines and many Buzzards and Sparrowhawks.

A remarkable Common Buzzard might have had some Rough-legged genes; note the striking white tail with clear-cut dark tailband on upperside and pale upperwing-coverts;

And a very dark individual;

And some more impressions of the day;