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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Looks like a Big Hawk Reply with quote

Hi Guy's again. I was looking out the window this morning, and i spotted this big looking Bird, Perched on a Tree. I grabbed the Camera and got 3 shots of it (see pics) sorry for poor quality pics, as he was a good distance away. Would any of you Guy's know what it is. To me he is some sort of Hawk, but he looked twice the size of a Crow if not more. Many thank's.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buzzard or Kite i would think
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8K2rSlDaKU&list=UU1t-goRaF_qrFwwyxipvwow&index=3

Maybe post your photo here as the twitters would be onto it like a shot I kid you not
http://www.irelandswildlife.com/
Before twitter the twitters were here all along Ii knew of their existance since the 70s so check it out
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a Buzzard.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe buzzards will perch, motionless for quite a while, high on a post or top of a tree. So that might be a good way to learn to identify them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i zoomed in and played about with your pic to make it a bit clearer hope you don't mine Razz beautiful bird

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Common Buzzard (Tis)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thank's Guy's for the reply's. Would not have known what it was without you, i have never see one of those, in all of my years (and that's a good many) around here. I am really delighted to have seen one, and i will be keeping a watchful eye from now on, in hope of seen him/her again. Well done honeybunny, you did a fantastic job on the Photo.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys again. I seen this Fellow today (see pics attached) sorry for the Photo quality, as it was a long distant from me. Do you think its the Buzzard back again. He/She is Perched around the same area as when i got a photo, last Feb 2013. The only difference to me is its Colour, the Breast looks brighter, and its feet seem more yellow, than the previous Photos.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blew it up a bit to make identification easier. Not great on birds but I do know that a buzzards' plumage can vary quite a lot in colour making identification even harder for us amateurs!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've checked my books and it seems it may be a juvenile buzzard....the chest gets darker in the adult. So maybe it is an offspring of your previous bird. What does anyone else think ?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Sive. Yes, I think that's what it must be. Buzzards have become quite common in farmland throughout the country over the last 30 years or so. It seems they arrived back here (they were once common natives) in North Antrim and gradually spread towards Donegal. I was delighted to see my first one here, having observed them in Burgundy, France, in the early '80s.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many Thanks for your Reply's.
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