Posted by: atowhee | December 31, 2020


Click here for the tale of observant birder in England, who saw an ancient coin, and then unearthed a treasure trove of coins almost 2000 years old.

The story mentions a “buzzard” which is a buteo closely resembling our red-tail in both form and behavior. It is the most common buteo in Britain and the most abundant large raptor. Other common raptors there include their kestrel ( bigger than ours), Sparrowhawk (accipiter similar to our Coop) and Hobby. In recent decades they have successfully reintroduced Red Kite and there are a couple of harrier species and an occasional Honey Buzzard. In Scotland there are two species of eagle as well.

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