Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Managed an hour in the garden mid morning where a total of 10 Common Buzzard were noted at one time! Initially picked a bird up over Rounce's Covert which was low and remained over that area, obviously holding territory and then spotted 4 up high to the south. 'Kettling' around (soaring in a group!) they built up to nine birds together, gradually getting higher before all shaped into a glide and moved off east and out of sight. With this sort of behavior I'm tempted to think that they may have been migrants rather than local birds. Also 12 Pink-footed Geese flew east.