Have just been up Langdon and sat watching this eating its dinner, anyone know what it is and why it would be just sat there eating dosent seem bothered by the car.
Looks like a Buzzard.
Probably there as it is out of sight from other scavangers such as crows and the like.
Although the Buzzard is a larger bird, they tend to be scared of other birds such as crows.
Yup, Carer is right: certainly is a Buzzard.
They do get hassled a lot by crows, rooks etc.
Anyway, wouldn't you eat your picnic in the shade on a day like this ?
Could be a sparrow hawk, the same thing happened in the Manor last year, ignored everyone and carried on eating his pigeon
Sorry my friend, but not a Sparrowhawk. Wrong colours and markings and too big.
Never seen one so close up before, is there a chance it maybe tame and someone has lost it. Did take more photos if anyone's interested but it was pretty dark under the tree and I wasent getting out the car. Didnt fancy being pecked by that. Buzzard eh, funny it was sat in a place thats usually full of them bigger Black Birds Crows or Rooks. There is usually dozens of them on the green at Langdon. Thanks for identifing it.
Have pulled up close to a Buzzard in the car many times and they are not at all bothered, but, when that car door opens up, that's a different story.
They don't hang around as soon as that happens.