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  • Bird ID please

    There were three of these spiralling around outside earlier.

    Any ID appreciated

    hearts at peace under an English heaven

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    Re: Bird ID please

    Hello Sponner,
    I think it is a common Buzzard adult going through a bit of a moult hence the uneven patterns. Have you any shots taken from directly underneath to show the silouhette? That's my best guess, Peterbirder is probably the best man to ask!
    Regards Jim.

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      Re: Bird ID please

      thnaks Jim, that was my guess
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      • #4
        Re: Bird ID please

        I used to see Buzzards spiralling at this time of year on the farm, usually they were last years chicks still together before they split up looking for mates. Your one could be moulting the last of it's juvenile plumage to full adult which has the solid bar round the trailing edge of the wing. The breast plumage on yours looks midway between juvenile and adult, somebody else may be able to confirm that.

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          Re: Bird ID please

          Buteo buteo.
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          • #6
            Re: Bird ID please

            Originally posted by Bluegrass Jim View Post
            I used to see Buzzards spiralling at this time of year on the farm, usually they were last years chicks still together before they split up looking for mates. Your one could be moulting the last of it's juvenile plumage to full adult which has the solid bar round the trailing edge of the wing. The breast plumage on yours looks midway between juvenile and adult, somebody else may be able to confirm that.
            I agree Jim, a "nearly adult" Common Buzzard Buteo buteo. The short, broad neck is another identifying feature.

            Regards.
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            • #7
              Re: Bird ID please

              thanks folks, not often I manage to snap a bird capable of being identified !
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