Thursday, 20 May 2010

A proper HB

Honey Buzzard (Stephen Daly)
After speculating over a suspect raptor seen whilst on my travels in Derby, it was great to be reacquainted with the real thing whilst on a vigil on Tower 42 today. The jizz was unmistakable; floppy though powerful flight in long broad wings that were held flat whilst gliding with downturned wingtips. Not to mention the long tail and genuinely small head. Read all about it and another bird found before I stepped onto the platform on the Tower 42 blog.

Shame it wasn't seen against a blue sky and as close as the one depicted.

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