Phil Pearce

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Buzzard

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The Buzzard

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“Buteo Buteo”

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The common Buzzard is often seen soaring high above a field with the familiar v shaped wing.

It is dark brown above and pale underneath.The tail is lightly barred. It calls with a loud drawn out mewing call.

They feed on small mammals.

Voles, rabbits, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and worms.

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They nest in trees and is made from twigs lined with moss and bracken. The male and female take turns in incubating the eggs.

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Due to myxomatosis among rabbits and unlawful persecution their numbers decreased. Some are still being poisoned now. Their numbers are on the increase.

phil@philpearce.co.uk