Buzzards and Kites
Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:15 pm
Got a cracking view of a Buzzard which overflew me at about streetlamp height.
A Buzzard was once a big deal for me, I had to go north or west to see one.... But they seem to have spread east in the last decade or so, and now I see them quite often here in South Yorkshire. A pair nests in a wood within 5 miles of my house, and the Missus has even seen one riding the thermals way up above our estate.
My first Red Kite, (on the A4 near Avebury), was another big deal. However I've worked near Harewood House on and off for the last couple of years, and see quite a few now. It's not the same though, when they're wearing a number plate...........
Does anybody living further east have local Buzzards?
Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:28 pm
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THERES QUITE A FEW BUZZARDS MOVING EAST ....THE RSPB GESTAPO ARE REGULARY RELEASEING KITES , IN FACT I HAVE SEEN A FEW PAIR CIRCLEING OVER LOCAL TOWNS ON CLOUDLESS AFTERNOONS..SPARROWHAWKS ARE EVERYWHERE ,.......HOW LONG BEFORE BRITAIN HAS A POPULATION OF BREEDING HARRIS HAWKS , DUE TO ESCAPEES ???
HOW LONG CAN THE RISING POPULATIONS GO UNCHECKED ?
I KNOW THE RACING PIGEON MEN ARE PUSHING THE RSPB AND THE GOVERMENT TO DO SOME RESPONSIBLE CULLING ....I WONDER WHEN THEY WILL WAKE UP ??
THOUGH I HAVE TALKED TO RSPB MEN WHILE OUT ON RECCIES AND ONE HAS ADMITTED TO PRICKING EGGS TO STOP THEM HATCHING ON BUZZARDS AND SPARROWHAWKS NESTS , IN HIS WORDS " TO GIVE GROUND NESTING BIRDS A CHANCE " !!
ALL THE BEST DUCKWING
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 11:13 pm
Posted 07 March 2005 - 11:41 pm
green and spotted woodpeckers, and just about every songbird you can imagine in my back yard, nothing to see 50 to 60 birds on the table at once
If R Lass read the above, she'd be fluttering eyelashes at you and leaving me........... ........mind you, as they say, every cloud.......cos I sure wouldn't miss her mother.........
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:05 am
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