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IMG_4726

Observed: 23rd September 2013 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birds
IMG_4726
Description:

I guess this might be too poor a photo to ID the bird - but thought I'd post it anyway. Possible Marsh Harrier? It was near to Cley and I understand they are in that area. Certainly the couple of hundred crows who mobbed it were not happy with its presence.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Raptor

Looks possible for a Buzzard to me, but difficult from the angle!

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Isavar's picture

tricky

Mmmhh. Difficult. I haven't seen a Marsh Harrier with white ramp before, a Buzzard would be more likely to scare all those crows, since they are big birds. But I can't tell from that picture. For sure not a flamingo ;-)

Isavar's picture

rump! rump!

Aha!

apologies for the rump vs ramp spelling, I interact in two languages and my phone is one of those too smart for my own good ;-)

Thank Ian!

Wow, I was told crows wouldn't be bothered, thanks for the comment, good to know :-)

Isabel

ophrys's picture

Harrier

I've not see a Marsh Harrier with a ramp of any colour, to be honest...

What would it do with the ramp, anyway?

;)

Harriers will put up Crows, too, incidentally.

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Ray Turner's picture

Not VTOL

Not VTOL

Ray

Ray

lynda07's picture

Hi Ray, what is VTOL?

Hi Ray, what is VTOL?

Lynda

Ray Turner's picture

VTOL

Hi Lynda

Vertical TakeOff and Landing e.g. the Harrier ‘Jump’ jet. The Harrier makes up a large part of the aircraft on US aircraft carriers and ours too when we had some because they don’t need a ramp to take off.

Ray

Ray

the naturalist man's picture

Harrier?

Marsh harriers can have pale tail feathers, but when they do the wing feathers tend to be pale as well. The pale rump makes female hen harrier jump to mind, however, the wings and the head look too heavy. Unfortunately, the picture just does not have enough definition to be sure, the pale rump could even be a trick of the light.

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Isavar's picture

Excellent

Thanks for this Graham!

Somebody needs to track that bird down.

Isabel