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. http://www.stevenround-birdphotography.com/

***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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Comments


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


Cheers

Phil

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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.
Ann
A big surprise Ann and a fine end, it lashed with rain minutes later as I came back down to earth.
woolybill1 Plus
9 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
Regards
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:20AM
Whatever the identification it's an image of sheer power and focused predatory intent - superb.
Moira
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)
Ronnie.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
29 May 2011 11:35AM
Beautifully captured Dougie; I love the shape.
Rende
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
29 May 2011 2:37PM
A great end of the journey and a great actionfilled "pose"

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

Rgds
Paul
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
11 525 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
Regards
Malcolm
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"!
Ann
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
Yung
29 May 2011 8:48PM
Nice work, Dougie.
Alun
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

Rgds
Paul


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...
Johanna
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 11:18PM
Unmistakable power! What a shot!
Marie

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