Wednesday, 15 July 2015

B is for Buzzard: a nest on the ground!

Perched above a small river is a buzzard nest. There's lots of oak and ash and as I entered the trees I was looking up for the usual silhouette of a big nest against the sky. Imagine my surprise when I spotted the nest sat on the banking - you can see how easy it would be for a fox or badger to just stroll right in and have buzzard pie for dinner! There was one fine looking chick which was not far off fledging and by now it will be catching it's own rabbits to eat.