Honey buzzards migrating, photos Georgia, September 2022


Honey buzzard, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzard, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

This photo shows a honey buzzard, landing on a branch near Sakhalvasho bird migration watchpoint near Batumi in Georgia.

Honey buzzard lands, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzard lands, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzards are the most numerous species of the millions of birds migrating in autumn along the Black Sea coast of Georgia.

Honey buzzard landed, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzard landed, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

The honey buzzard finds out that the branch is a bit thin for its weight.

Honey buzzard flies, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzard flies, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

So, it flies away again.

Honey buzzards fly, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzards fly, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

If flies along with many fellow honey buzzards (sometimes also black kites and other birds of prey join in), circling in the air, to profit from thermals.

Honey buzzards flying, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzards flying, Sakhalvasho, September 2022

It flies with still more other birds.

Honey buzzards flying, near Sakhalvasho, September 2022

Honey buzzards flying, near Sakhalvasho, September 2022

And still more other birds.