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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 13th May, 2019)

Buzzards


Buzzards
Spotted these two male buzzards fighting in a ditch at hic bibi nature reserve.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by: Poet on 13th May 2019 at 07:34

Unusual view of a bird normally seen soaring. Buzzards aplenty around Hic Bibi at the moment. Alan, may I ask how you can tell these are males?

Comment by: Veronica on 13th May 2019 at 07:35

They do look fierce. I wonder who won..

Comment by: Fred Mason on 13th May 2019 at 08:04

A very interesting shot, Alan.

Well done.

I once saw two cock pheasants fighting and another time I saw two male swans fighting on the canal. They can all be quite vicious.

Comment by: Gary on 13th May 2019 at 08:46

Excellent!
Nature red in tooth and claw.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th May 2019 at 12:50

The top one looks like he's saying to Alan, "Wot's it getten t'do wi' thee? Mind thi' own business!"

Comment by: Mick on 13th May 2019 at 16:23

They might be making love

Comment by: Anne on 13th May 2019 at 16:25

I see many of these birds locally but always from a distance when they are soaring and calling, a mewing call.
Well done for spotting them.

Comment by: DTease on 13th May 2019 at 23:40

"Wot's it getten t'do wi' thee? Mind thi' own business!”
Irene, the number of times I heard that during bust ups in the back yards of Aspull. Luv it, I really do.

Comment by: Alan banks on 16th May 2019 at 09:07

Poet, the females are larger ,

Comment by: Poet on 16th May 2019 at 14:21

Thanks Alan, I'll add that to my identification notes.

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