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Common Buzzard ?

Observed: 22nd March 2012 By: slapdashslapdash’s reputation in Birdsslapdash’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Probably just a common buzzard, but its markings are very pale and I thought the feathers around the legs were very thick.

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Species with which Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) interacts

Comments

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Lovely photo!

I think it is because I usually see them flying or perched on a post or branch where their legs merge into the body that these legs look surprisingly feathery.

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