Worcestershire Record No. 27 November 2009 p. 34


Reported on the Malvern Birds eGroup. If anyone has similar records for Worcestershire it would be interesting to hear from you.

Recent records in Gloucestershire.

30 November 2009. 34 buzzards today on a recently ploughed and sown (possibly winter wheat) field on the right-hand side of the road leading to Deerhurst.
18th October 2009. Churcham House, An amazing gathering of 56 Buzzards in a single field.
1st October 2009. Newport, Greenways, 23 Buzzards in one field today, including two birds that have almost completely white heads and underparts
30th September 2009. Newport, Greenways, 29 together in one field.

These reports are probably of birds hunting earthworms and other soil invertebrates and perhaps indicate a successful 2009 breeding season. Data being gathered for the BTO Atlas project shows that the spread of buzzards eastwards across England is still proceeding.

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