Friday, 21 January 2011

Sandon buzzard & prey

I was on my way back from what I thought was a wasted journey to photograph the raptors in the Sandon region ( as thick cloud had just obscured the sun )when I came across this Common buzzard at 'dead man's hill'. I was mildly surprised that it did not fly off immediately and sat quietly while it decided if I was a danger. It continued to peck at what looked like a rabbit. Then as a car passed me and blocked out the bird I opened the window enough to put the camera out and did just that when the next car passed. The clicks of the shutter made it uneasy again and it flew a few yards away which afforded me the chance to get some nice shots of its flight feathers. I then left it to its supper.

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