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Old Jun 17, 2006, 4:29 PM   #11
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DA, me!!!
i'm looking this bird up and then i see you are in the UK and my book is Birds of North America.. hehehe

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Rofl, it was one of the residents of that area that told me it was a Buzzard, he sees them quite frequently, apparantly there is a breeding pair. I do hope I get to see them, one, again.

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 4:41 PM   #12
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Great pictures & what an awesome model! I looked on a website & the gentleman that you spoke to was right. Apparently, in Europe, they are called a buzzard. You see, here in the states, we refer to vultures as "buzzards". I didn't know that there are actual buzzards. To me, this bird looks a lot like a red-tailed hawk which is very common here in the Midwest (Illinois).

Great shots, Allison!

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 5:10 PM   #13
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These really are awesome!

And I've learned something new, too - I thought it looked like some type of hawk also. Definitely not what we call a buzzard - and then to read further and find out that what we call buzzards aren't buzzards at all, they are vultures. Another example of two people separated by a common language...
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:00 PM   #14
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how tall would you say it is?

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:05 PM   #15
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when i was looking this up in my book it looked a lot like a juvenile 'mississippi kite'.
ck it out here. look at the juvenile's pic
http://www.peregrinefund.org/Explore.../misskite.html
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These are fantastic pictures of the "damsel flies"!!!
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:13 PM   #17
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a couple of links for the buzzard
http://www.rspb.org.uk/birds/guide/b/buzzard/index.asp
this is a good one because it lists bot the old world and new world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzard
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 7:18 PM   #18
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how tall would you say it is?

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Ooer, good question, wouldn't like to guess but it's not a big bird by any means, probably not that much bigger than a large pidgeon.

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 5:52 AM   #19
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I did a repeat of Plan B (see other thread..:-)) and after seeing your bird of prey I couldn't believe my eyes as I was driving between location to take shots in the city.

Sitting on a street lamp on Stirling Hwy near the Swan Brewery (for those who live locally) watching the world go by was this.


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After quickly finding a parking spot I went back. As I was walking up to photograph the bird I could see two crows swooping it and generally annoying it. I presume he was a little too close to their nest.

I was really hoping he wasn't going to fly off befoe I got a chance to photograph him.

I managed to get a few shots and then I saw the crows come in and switched to continuous mode. I got the following shots before he was totally out of focus.


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