Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Incoming Buzzard at Eccup

Passing through Eccup we watched a Buzzard swoop down to settle on a fence post. We've seldom seen a Buzzard at rest here as they're predominantly soaring high over the fields in search of prey.

Not sure the nearby Wood Pigeons were too happy at the arrival of their new neighbour, but within minutes it was chased off by a tag team of Crows.


  1. Sounds familiar the crows giving the Buzzards some stick and as you say they spend a lot of time in the air and not posing for pictures. Not much fun being a Buzzard though with the crows and birders trying to get pictures. Wish I could.

  2. Great to see the Buzzard and Little Owl photos - I haven't seen a Little Owl for ages.

  3. Hi there
    you do have one lovely blog here. I'm especially enamored with the photos of those stone fences. What a treat. I can only imagine all the work required in picking them from the fields and then stacking them. (is that how it's done?) There's an area in my state (Wisconsin) that was rocky after the glaciers receded, and that's what the farmers did - pick up and stack the rocks along the fence lines. thanks for visiting my blog and saying hello, I truly appreciate it. happy week to you.

  4. That buzzard looks so stately on the neat looking stone fence. Fantastic photographs! I especially love the image with the woolly sheep in it, though all are wonderful. A joy to visit your blog!

    Also, a very gracious thank you for the kind remarks you left on my blog. Much appreciated!

  5. Hello Phil, yes they certainly have a bit of an unpopularity issue where crows are concerned, it was unusual to see it perch in such openview, I'm used to seeing them soaring above or occasionally perched in treetops. Cheers, Linda

    Hello Ragged Robin, thank you, we were lucky to see the owls and the buzzard them within a couple of days of each other. Best wishes, Linda

    Hello Becky, thanks so much, I enjoyed visiting your blog, I really liked your latest tree photo & the treetop reflections, lovely. Dry stone walls are a familiar part of the Yorkshire landscape where rocky outcrops occur naturally & often wonder about the effort that goes into each wall. Thanks again for visiting, best wishes, Linda

    Hello Julie, thanks for the lovely comment, I was impressed by your beautiful photos of spring birds. As my own knowledge of UK birds improves I find I can better appreciate species from other countries, I guess its because I can start to see similarities between bird families. Its also interesting to see how spring unfolds in other parts of the world. Thanks for dropping by & leaving a comment. Best wishes, Linda


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