A WINTER BUZZARD ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
We saw this buzzard in a tree by the ramparts of Carisbrooke Castle from some distance away. Believing it would fly away at any moment, I started to take photos every few paces as we approached the tree. It stayed put, watching us carefully. I ended up with a batch of photos that improved as we got nearer the bird. Finally I got the one I wanted, with the sun just right. Thank goodness for digital cameras and the delete button for the earlier attempts…
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Great picture. We get a lot of buzzards near us, they let you get quite near and perch on poles and telegraph wires but I’ve never got a good photograph. Ours usually have a more distinctive white “necklace” on their front than this one has.
We get them quite often in Dorset, usually in pairs. I find they tend to take off as soon as I have reached for a camera and pressed the ‘on’ switch. This one was quite relaxed – not least because there was a substantial (though empty) moat to negotiate between us and his tree… (NB I junked about 20 shots, so strictly only 5% of my attempts succeeded!)