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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 18:14   #1
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3 birds of prey and one big question ?

The three birds of prey are from Eigg in summer of 2016. the two dark ones I think are buzzards. Is the one high in the sky also a buzzard. It is very light underneath? The final one was in Gran Canaria this February. I know young sparrows can be light and have pretty solid beaks as do waxwings and I think there are pink canaries there, but I obviously am guessing !

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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 18:24   #2
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I am sure the first 3 are indeed Common Buzzards, the last one is a Trumpeter Finch.
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Yes, 3 Common Buzzards - look for the pale belly band that shows in all plumage variations.
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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 18:49   #4
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Nice Trumpeter Finch, too!
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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 19:41   #5
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Thanks guys. Very pleased with the Trumpeter Finch. I remember taking the photo, the light was so bright I could barely see what I was taking but I got lucky !
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