Appeared as a very big bird high in the sky. No other birds around to compare with. Single bird.
No interactions present.
Sorry its a buzzard. It can be had to tell and I can't find a good example on ispot to show you the difference. I know its a bit glib but its sort of true - its easy to mistake a buzzard for a golden eagle much less easy to mistake a golden eagle for a buzzard. Have a look at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/71880?nav=search which to me has a golden eagle feel to it.
The things that make this a Buzzard and not a Goldie are the short neck, short tail, and short wings. The proportions of a Goldie are very different from this.
To put Mark's advice in a different way, the rule is: if you have to wonder if it is an eagle, it's not one! When you see a Goldie, if you are at all familiar with Buzzard, you will know you have one immediately.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Lat/Lng: 54.588, -3.0533
OS grid ref: NY320219
St John in the Vale, Lake District