Buzzard ?...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...looking for help here, I think this is a Buzzard, somebody will know I'm sure. Spotted it on the way home yesterday from a fruitless journey on the hunt for something to photograph.
***I'm now sure this is a Common Buzzard matches the photographs by Steven Round a well known avian photographer, thanks for all the help.

***Taken @ 300mm and a big blow to get this size image.

Tags: Scotland Trossachs Highlands Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
29 May 2011 6:59AM
A great shot! Brilliantly captured.....timed just perfect!



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29 May 2011 7:09AM
Superb wing detail. Like the way he seems to be dropping down to grab something. Great shot.................Sandy
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 7:58AM
I think its a buzzard as well but will stand down if somebody else says differently, similar to the red kite but without the fan tailWink

OH and I forgot to say - well doneWink
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 8:25AM
We think it's a buzzard too. What a super capture! Hopefully it made your day worthwhile.
A big surprise Ann and a fine end, it lashed with rain minutes later as I came back down to earth.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:18AM
Not that I'm any good at avian recognition, Dougie, but it is definitely not a red kite Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 979 1496 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:20AM
Whatever the identification it's an image of sheer power and focused predatory intent - superb.
paulknight 6 2 8 New Zealand
29 May 2011 9:30AM
Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 May 2011 9:47AM
Can't help with ID, Dougie, but well spotted and captured: quite different to your usual work.
(I keep telling you, just drive to Pollok C. Park for something a bit differentWinkWinkWink)
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
29 May 2011 11:35AM
Beautifully captured Dougie; I love the shape.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
29 May 2011 2:37PM
A great end of the journey and a great actionfilled "pose"

JustDucky 5 8 Canada
29 May 2011 2:54PM
lovely action shot
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
29 May 2011 3:16PM
It's a bird! Smile

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 3:31PM
Now this is a different 'genre' for you Dougie ?......I'm well impressed !....'cos it's a beaut, well caught & timed, with the bird in a lovely flight-attitude....1st class !
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
29 May 2011 3:46PM
Impressive capture Dougie, inflight image are not easy and you do a good job with this one.
Regards Richard
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 3:59PM
Wonderful detail retained considering the blow up. You've caught the bird and a great angle. Not easy in the wild. Congrats. Paul
MalcolmM Plus
11 550 5 Scotland
29 May 2011 4:53PM
Fine shot in the wild Dougie. Once saw two men nearly come to blows over whether bird was an eagle or a buzzard....
Trying to photograph hummingbirds at the moment
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 5:40PM
Dougie - I emailed the north west Highlands raptor expert (a neighbour of ours in Achmelvich) with a link to your image who has confirmed it is the Common Buzzard and he quotes "a very fine shot of it too"!
Thanks Ann very kind of your friend.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 7:59PM
Glad Ann helped you out with the ID, and it's fine in flight capture too Dougie.
Have a good weekend
29 May 2011 8:48PM
Nice work, Dougie.
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
29 May 2011 9:37PM
Great shot Dougie and don't ever tell me you don't do other genres...this is a goodie ! Smile
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
29 May 2011 9:44PM

Quote:It's a bird! Smile


and a big bird. a surprise there from you dougie, we have loads of buzzards round here. lesley
29 May 2011 11:28PM
Oh, such a great image of a beautiful bird. Lovely detail - almost like v2 better - gives an impression of the height he was flying over you. Bonnie, bonnie...
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 11:18PM
Unmistakable power! What a shot!

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