marcpearson's picture

Buzzard or osprey?

Observed: 3rd June 2012 By: marcpearsonmarcpearson’s reputation in Birds
Species interactions

No interactions present.


ophrys's picture


Personally, I just cannot see it well enough to offer a worthwhile opinion. Any other shots?


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marcpearson's picture

This is the best shot! this

This is the best shot! this was on full 500mm zoom, it was quite a distance away in drizzle!

Ray Turner's picture

May Be

It does have the look of an Osprey about it but I’m nowhere near confident enough from this photo to confirm it.



scarpermac's picture

for what it's worth...

I wouldn't feel confident enough to offer anything like a positive ID, sorry. Looks like potentially a regular perch - any chance to get out and see if you can get a better look and/or better photo?

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Mydaea's picture

I don't think this is osprey.

I don't think this is osprey. It is not nearly white enough below, no breastband, and there is no indication of the head pattern. Pale buzzard probably.

Martin Elcoate's picture

Not an osprey

No breast band so not an Osprey.