It’s interesting to reflect on the success of this species. Not that long ago, the bird of prey you’d expect in a semi-rural setting such as ours would be the Sparrowhawk; and indeed they are still breeding here too. But buzzards, as adaptable predators and scavengers, are thriving now persecution has been reduced.
Of course, illegal persecution remains a problem, but this will always be the case. Hopefully we will see them soaring and circling overhead for years to come.