This afternoon, I went to a shop.
I heard a buzzard call. There it sat, on one of few tall trees in this residential area.
It was cleaning its feathers.
Shall I go back? I thought. Maybe a photo opportunity?
However, I continued to the shop. On my way back, I did not see the buzzard any more.
This video from Britain says about itself:
Raptor persecution: the problem and the signs
17 February 2018
The RSPB and North Yorkshire Police explain how you can help report signs of raptor crime while out in the countryside. Together we can see birds like buzzards and peregrines make a home in our National Parks once more and put a stop to illegal persecution.
If you have any information about birds of prey being persecuted, call the RSPB’s confidential hotline: 0300 999 0101.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Cornell Red-tailed Hawks Nest Building, 2/10/2018 (HD)
A female Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) named Big Red, and a young adult companion work to prepare her nest for the coming season. Cornell University campus, Ithaca, New York, 2/10/2018.
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:
Suggest a Name For Big Red‘s New Mate
After nearly a year of uncertainty following the death of Big Red’s former mate Ezra, we’ve all wondered if and when Big Red would find a new mate, and whether they might nest again on one of the Red-tailed Hawk cams. Thankfully, as the months have progressed, it has become clear that she’s formed a bond with a new companion and that they are investing in nestbuilding on the tower opposite Fernow Hall (the “original” site that was live streamed back in 2012). Nothing is ever a sure thing, but we are cautiously optimistic that they will attempt to nest at the Fernow site this year.
Back in 2012, we worked with the viewing community to name Big Red’s former mate Ezra, and we would like to continue that tradition. You can submit a name until February 25 using the form at right. After the submissions end, five potential names will be chosen from the submitted names and you’ll be able to vote on your favorite choice.
Thanks for taking the time to help name Big Red’s new companion!