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April 6, 2014 / viewsfromasmallisland


Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard


The Common Buzzard was once very far from common in the UK. It has recovered from serious persecution and the effects of poisoning from chemicals used in agriculture and pest control and now can be seen almost anywhere. This is one of a number I see when out walking locally. A magnificent bird by any standards and a sign that the environment is a lot healthier for them than it used to be.



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  1. redjim99 / Apr 7 2014 10:19 am

    And it loves the motorway verges too, lots of easy food! Thanks for the visit.


  2. Rachel / Apr 7 2014 10:47 am

    We have started seeing many more buzzards around our local village over the last year or so, a welcome sight 🙂

  3. Gallivanta / Apr 7 2014 11:38 am

    It’s good there are some success stories.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Apr 7 2014 1:01 pm

      Yes, we could do with more success stories like this. Many common birds are now threatened but there is good news for a few.

  4. moonltdnc / May 1 2014 10:27 pm

    Your buzzard is prettier than the turkey buzzards we have in Iowa. Google a turkey buzzard picture! Yuck! They are ugly! I like the wing pattern on yours it reminds me of hawks around here!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / May 2 2014 8:21 am

      I Googled it and you’re right, that’s one ugly bird. Looks very much a vulture.

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