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Kestrel, Harrier or my old friend the buzzard?

Observed: 7th May 2011 By:’s reputation in Birds
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P1150088 1 2
P1150088 1 2 3

Not as big as a short toed eagle that we have in the area but definitely LARGE kestrel size.
NOTE the 4th photo is NOT the same bird as the first (3)

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) interacts

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Just added a 4th photo, not taken at the same time...

Any idea what the bottom bird in the 4th photo is? It was seeing off another bird of prey. Is this a kestrel???

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I would say that you are probably correct...the proportions look right. You are posing some teasers, though!


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Ophrys, If it's teasers you are after, I go crazy trying to identify butterflies...

... I think I have these under control (and at least they are not just silhouettes) but there's another batch waiting to be recognised. We get so many butterflies here.