Seen last Sunday (8th Jan) at Junction 16 M6.
Distinctive feature was white chest. It was large. perched by roundabout.
It looked Osprey like but the time of year is obviously wrong.
Any suggestions? I always think Buzzard when I see a large bird of prey, do some have white fronts?
Yes, buzzard colouration varies greatly so it is entirely possible it was a buzzard. Some can be dark, others pale, one round here has a very white speckled chest. The behaviour also matches a buzzard, so I'd say it was most likely to be a common buzzard :-)
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In reply to KatTai:
I agree with Kat. Take a look at the photos that were posted of a Buzzard on this thread. It shows just how white chested they can be.
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Thanks. That's what I thought, I just couldn't find any images of a white breasted buzzard.
In reply to TeeJay:
Thanks - just seen your images. That's what I was looking for before. Confirmed.
In reply to Nick Murphy:
is this white enough for you ? Taken by me during the severe winter January 2010
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In reply to Galatas:
Good photo that! You'd almost think it was another species!
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In reply to Jackdaw:
Thanks Jackdaw. I'm not a very good photographer nor do I have the best gear , but we all have to get lucky sometime so I guess it was my turn that day.
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Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Wendy S said:the bird may have flown by now
They're very patient, Pete. :-)
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