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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 7th March, 2021)


Carrion Crows mobbing a Buzzard over Amberswood

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 500mm F/5.6 PF)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 7th March 2021 at 01:59

Incredible shot. Well done (as usual)

Comment by: Broady on 7th March 2021 at 06:20

Almost every day I see two Bald Headed Eagles flying around. Great to see.

Comment by: Mick on 7th March 2021 at 06:27

Wow, it would have looked spectacular if the two Crows had really attacked the Buzzard.and sent some feathers flying

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th March 2021 at 07:32

We see buzzards here, yesterday morning there were 3 circling high in the sky, what they can see on the ground from way up there beats me. The seagulls do the same thing as these crows are doing seeing them off.

Comment by: Garry on 7th March 2021 at 08:48

Very clear Dave, these birds can be very high up in the sky, I saw some sea gulls chasing a buzzard on my dog walk at Amberswood the other day, it could be the same bird.

Comment by: Anne on 7th March 2021 at 09:03

Superb capture. I see buzzards competing for territory especially when sending young off. Never seen crows mobbing the buzzards although there are plenty about.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th March 2021 at 09:22

Good shot Dave, right place, right time for that one

Comment by: Arthur on 7th March 2021 at 09:40

That awesome .

Comment by: Veronica on 7th March 2021 at 09:52

Drama in the sky, two against one. Would one carrion crow attack the buzzard.?.. I don't think so , looking at the strength of it. Excellent photo.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 7th March 2021 at 09:54

Fantastic photo., Dave Oy. My daughter Ashley and I were on a boat once in Stratford-on-Avon when we saw two birds, (I don't know what sort), dragging another bird along the bank by its wings with a lot of birds following along watching. There had obviously been some altercation and the bird was being punished. I remember it really upset me. We tend to think of birds as lesser beings than ourselves but they obviously have their own rules and regulations and punishments, as we do. Ashley now lives on The Isle of Lewis and, like Broady, often sees eagles. Broady, thankyou so much for the lovely pics of deer which you sent me via facebook.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th March 2021 at 11:18

What a fantastic shot Dave,that said I'm always afraid of any big birds seeing my little Chihuahua in the garden,I have to watch all the time since a couple of years ago when a seagull swooped down and took one named Gizmo,the same name as mine..they really are magnificent birds though,and they have their own laws,again,a magnificent shot,you must have loads of patience..thank you.

Comment by: Edna on 7th March 2021 at 11:19

Wow! What a photo,brilliant.Very interesting comments as well.Thank you,Dave.

Comment by: Pw on 7th March 2021 at 11:54

We had one through the last cold spell that perched itself in a tall tree much to the annoyance of crows and magpies,but the buzzard just ignored them all but when it flew off it was always bombarded but the crows but would reappear the next day.

Comment by: Wiganer on 7th March 2021 at 12:20

Thats a belter.

Comment by: Medical Maverick on 7th March 2021 at 12:55

Wow Dave, that's such a powerful shot. Your expertise always shines through. And Irene, I think we've all seen groups of birds squabbling in gardens or on rooftops, but I'd have been really upset too by what you saw. Nature at its worst, and best,

Comment by: Poet on 7th March 2021 at 12:56

Crows are clever . A scientific study has shown Aesop's fable of the Crow and the Pitcher to be more than mere myth . Unable to reach the water at the bottom of the jug , the crow would drop in stones to make the level rise sufficiently for him to drink . Brain above brawn , as Dave's wonderful photo illustrates .

Comment by: lock lass on 7th March 2021 at 14:41

What a photograph Dave, well done. When we moor up at Dunham Massey we see lots of Buzzards, usually in pairs, and we get the binoculars out, what a beautiful sight they are.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 7th March 2021 at 18:18

Thanks folks - another lucky shot (I got 4 of them haah!)

Comment by: Bill on 7th March 2021 at 18:31

The buzzards are seen very often over Amberswood.Very high and fascinating to watch.

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