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  • ChunkyMTB
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    We didn’t want to upset his ego.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Nope it’ definitely a bird.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    He’s a beauty. What is he?

    cfinnimore
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    Beautiful. Your own?

    ChunkyMTB
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    Some sort of Buzzard I think. He pops in to clear the pigeons occasionally.

    cfinnimore
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    If I saw a buzzard in my garden i’d probably have a bit of a cry.

    Nearly died staring at the Golden Eagle up Fort Bill at the weekend.

    Premier Icon Nick
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    You’d spend your life blubbing if you lived in Shropshire then 🙂

    Buzzards and Sparrowhawks in the garden, kestrels and at least three types of Owls nearby.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    You’re going to need a few patches on that inner tube.

    Is that a forked tail? Might be a Red Kite.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I can see you’ve played birdy-snaky before!

    PJ266
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    Looks like a Harris Hawk to me 🙂

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Wow! Birds are flippin’ amazing.

    CountZero
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    Harris Hawk for certain. Very easy bird to use for vermin control, and one of the very few that hunt in family flocks.
    Buzzards and kites are scavengers, not hunters like hawks and falcons, so unsuitable for vermin control, their size makes them unsuitable, what with having a five-foot wingspan n’all.
    Red Kite:

    Buzzard:

    jon1973
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    Looks like a Harris Hawk to me

    Don’t be silly. That’s a baby robin, mate.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    My parents would put their budgie in the conservatory.
    Hawk would see it and BANG right into the glass.
    You could almost see the budgie giving him the WA…R sign.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Definitely a Harris Hawk, it’s the breed they let you lose with on beginners hawking days.

    I had one one day that made a kill and sat there proudly waiting for it’s bit of baby chick as a reward for catching me a…….. newt!

    Efficient killing machines, but a bit dim at times. Do they originate from America?

    PJ266
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    Don’t be silly. That’s a baby robin, mate.

    I apologise, my mistake. Both ruthless hunters though.

    ChunkyMTB
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    She’s on the upper levels today. (she’s 6yrs apparently)

    She was watching some pigeons about half a mile away.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Is that the Olympic site Chunky?

    ChunkyMTB
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    No, Twicks.

    Training session this afternoon, as our usual place is a bit soggy…

    daniebike
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    This bird is amazing, I wish I could have it as pet one day 🙂

    ChunkyMTB
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    She’s absolutely stunning. Camera phone doesn’t do justice to her colouring.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    I do find it odd that buzzards are referred to as endangered species or similar. Not round here (NE Scotland) they’re not!!

    fasthaggis
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    Saw two Sea Eagles at our local beach ,even from a distance they looked huge.The seals give you an idea of the scale 🙂

    konagirl
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    buzzards are referred to as endangered species or similar

    Err… They’re not. They are on the green list for conservation and are known to be the most common bird of prey in the UK. All birds of prey are protected by law, since 1954, is that what you are referring to?

    ^ Fantastic pic of the sea eagle. I would love to see one in the UK. Had a sparrowhawk sat in our garden the other day, great sight.

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