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IMG_2135 Buzzard - Buteo buteo | by smith_nick89
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IMG_2135 Buzzard - Buteo buteo


Probably the most 'chilled' buzzard I've seen. It was on a post right next to the road, ignoring all the traffic. I drove past it, decided I would try to photograph it, turned the car around a couple of hundred meters down the road. The sun was behind the bird from that direction so had to go past it again and turned around again. No other cars about, camera ready, I drove to ~15 m from it and stopped at the edge of the road. First few shots weren't good because of vegetation in the way. It then kindly flew 10 m to another post with no vegetation and a nice rural backdrop.

Normally they're off as soon as you pay them the slightest bit of attention.

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Taken on November 18, 2019