7th October 2015

Buzzards drawn to the plough– travelling back up to Sheffield today, a quick blog on the extraordinary repopulation of Buzzards in East Sussex. My brother-in-law Mike watched 13 buzzards feeding on earthworms and the like as he ploughed one field this week. We went to watch the next day and saw eight at least in a part of England where, when we were all growing up, there were no Buzzards ever seen. There were also flocks of Linnets– far from the path but I managed a photo as they flew. Once they had landed on the ploughed ground, to feed, they were too well camouflaged to see. Conditions: Light showers and sunny intervals, but much warmer than recently. Temperature: Max 15- Min 9c.

Another of the East Sussex Buzzards

One of the East Sussex Buzzards

Linnets were around on the freshly ploughed land but only visible when they flew

Linnets were around on the freshly ploughed land but only visible when they flew

A flock of Linnets in the distance

A flock of Linnets in the distance

One of the 13 Buzzards near Hooe

One of the 13 Buzzards near Hooe

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