Tag Archives: buzzard
While packing for a short break, I happened to glance up and notice a large shape in a tree across the river. Birders talk about ‘GISS’ (pronounced ‘jizz’), ‘general impression of size and shape’, and this screamed ‘bird of prey’. … Continue reading
Returning home after a couple of weeks away, one of my questions was always going to be “what’s in the garden?”. We usually get an influx of wintering finches in January, just in time for the Big Garden Birdwatch, so … Continue reading
With reports of as many as 60 Hawfinches at Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard, it was inevitable what I would do on Sunday. With such striking birds less than 15 miles away, it doesn’t count as twitching.
Sorry for the delay, this visit actually took place the 5th and 6th of the month but goes up a fortnight down the line. Still, better late than never.
Another conservation success story this week, but one that has been more divisive than the Avocet. Persecuted, recovered, and persecuted all over again, it is the Common Buzzard.