Heading Home

Yesterday we went to Kelling Heath, combining steam trains for the grand kids with a bit of birding for the grown ups. We managed to connect with both trains and birds I’m pleased to say, including a pair of Stonechat. Up in the clear blue sky there were plenty of Common Buzzard circling over head. A single bird slowly making it’s way east, between the coast and the heath, caught my attention, the profile seemed a little different somehow- longer in the tail and a more prominent pale head, paler underneath but with noticeable dark belly and carpal patches. Occasionally I thought I could see a pale upper tail, but mostly I was viewing from below. When I did get a chance to down load my photos, I was certain that my provisional identification of Rough-legged Buzzard was right. I guess this would be one of our wintering juveniles finally heading home.

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