19 February 2012

Raptors


Today 3 buzzards were circling over Midgehole Road on the way to Hardcastle Crags, in a glorious ultramarine sky, making that unmistakeable slightly eery meeeew call they do.

I don't know why but I have hardly ever seen buzzards just around here in the past 24 years of looking. It has always seemed strange to me and I can only think it must be something to do with grouse rearing and gamekeepers, if you know what I mean.

Had the 'wrong' lens on my camera so could not get a close up.

2 comments:

Janis Goodman said...

It's the pleasure of living in the north of Leeds where Red Kites flying low overhead are a relatively common sight.

ANGIE ROGERS said...

Yes, Michael often sees them during his lunch break at work. I'm really jealous Janis, they're magnificent birds.