Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Qu'est ce que c'est?

Buzzard? (Russell F Spencer)
This has been bugging me for the past 2 weeks. What is this raptor that I saw flying at very high altitude over Derby?

Any ideas?


BW said...

Looks like a Common Buzzard to me.
Mike W

Brian J Davis said...

I agree with BW the wing size and shape suggest a Buzzard, was it soaring? were its wing beats slow? the colouring on the underside of the wings suggest buzzard too.
Hope this helps.

Andrew Kinghorn said...

I would say Common Buzzard.

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

Great picture!!! congratulations!!!



Wild Freckle said...

Hi David, we lived just outside Derby before we moved to Mull - I remember being out in the garden and nearly choking when I heard the mew of a buzzard - sure enough it was - also good spot for hobby too!x