Saturday, 15 November 2014

Rough day

My god it's good to get out again, today was the first day in weeks I've been out birding. My choice was something quite local, the Rough-legged Buzzard at Braughing. My mum was happy enough to give me a lift to the bird and I arrived a little before 10:00. There I met some friends of mine who I hadn't seen in a while, who offered to give me a lift back home (once we had seen the bird that was), "relieving" my mum of her duties. We searched for the Buzzard for 4 hours, in the mist, to no prevail. However, shortly before we had to leave I had a glimpse of a Buzzard flying away from me, the only feature I could see was a light, or pale rump and a paler than usual tail and wings. Sounds perfect for a Rough-legged Buzzard but I couldn't be sure. Luckily as we were leaving we past a small crowd who when we asked said they had the bird! We quickly got on it and the wait paid off (especially once it flew).

Juv. Rough Legged Buzzard

1 comment:

  1. Ephraim, I have enjoyed reading your bird blog of the last 5 months. An amazing amount of different birds in different locations you have seen and photographed. Your photo of the Black Redstart is a masterpiece. I also like the Red Throated Pipit. Fab mum