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Buzzards

Observed: 1st April 2011 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Buzzards enjoying thermals

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buzzard (Buteo buteo) interacts

Comments

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Quite pale

The seated bird seems to have some pale patches which I understand is more typical of immatures. I have seen some very large white patches on buzzards recently and am beginning to wonder if there are other causes of variation in UK birds

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White patches

Sorry can't help you there except to say Dave Trevan's slightly more previous photo was of the same bird with a better zoom.Haven't checked it out yet.

Hazel Trevan