View single post by Eric
 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2021 10:41

Joined: Thu Apr 19th, 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3655
Robert wrote:
Thats all white then! :lol:

You must have a very rural supermarket, or very urban buzzards?  Looking forward to a frontal portrait.

Living in the country I rarely see buzzards, Perhaps I'm not looking in the right places.  I saw a small but rather nice murmuration last week (not of buzzards! LOL).

While at my friend Bob's near Cartmel last week I spotted an unusual bush growing in the thicket of a small, dense woodland which looked completely out of place, Bob called it a pheasant berry bush, he didn't know the botanic name but it's actually Leycesteria formosa, the Himalayan honeysuckle, just growing wild in Cumbria. It attracts birds and deer for the berries.  I intend to photograph it when it flowers.

Buzzards often perch on fence posts alongside main roads. Because they are brown you tend to miss them, thinking they were extra long posts. 😆 

Travelling down the motorways in France they are everywhere. We refer to them as “awks on steeks”. (French accent required)
Driving to Alsace in 2018 we counted 83 such ‘awks’ plus 7 was in fairness a drive of several hours and of course towing a caravan the speed is sloooower.