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Common Buzzard or Rough-Legged?

Observed: 30th May 2011 By: harriet.wigginton

A buzzard-like bird of a similar size to a common buzzard but with white patches on the top of the wings and on the top of the tail. The bird was flying and tumbling with another buzzard (common). Could it have been a rough-legged buzzard? there are atleast three resident common buzzards in the area but this one looked different. It was broad daylight, sunny, a very slight wind, 16:30, and about 3/8 cloud cover.

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Probably common buzzard, they come in all sorts of colour combinations.A mistake I have made myself.