A couple of weeks ago there was a report of a ‘probable’ Rough-legged Buzzard flying across the A428 between Yardley Hastings and Denton in the direction of Yardley Chase. There appears to have been no further reports – until yesterday, that is. Thanks to Graham Bentley we now have some nice images. And here it is.
A Common Buzzard at the pale end of the colour morph spectrum. A stunning-looking individual with white underparts, a wholly whitish tail and virtually no dark carpal patches. This looks very much like one I saw in the same area about ten years ago, so likely to be the same bird. If so, where has it been all this time … ?