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Friday, 19 August 2011

raptor over Skewen

Julie Eustace sent me this photograph of a raptor over her Skewen house yesterday, which she said was much bigger than a nearby buzzard. The pointed carpels, narrow wing bases and long neck and tail all look good for Honey-buzzard to me. Any other thoughts?


Mark Hipkin said...

I wouldn't like to call the identity of this bird from this photo but there does seem to be a paler breast band on an otherwise darker body which may be a trick of the light?

Barry Stewart said...

I have to admit the more I look at it the more uncertain I become and I suggest that unless anyone can provide compelling proof one way or the other, then it's probably best left unidentified.

Anonymous said...

Honey Buzzard