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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 13:26   #1
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Raptor ID - North East Scotland.

The attached (very poor quality) images were taken on 1st November at RSPB Strathbeg Reserve, in North East Scotland.

They are of a raptor of some sort, can anyone shed some light ?

Sorry about the quality.
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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 13:56   #2
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Agree the images are not the best, looks most likely to be a very pale form Common Buzzard and jizz would fit that too
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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 14:11   #3
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Certainly looks like a Buzzard.
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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 19:52   #4
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I agree with Buzzard
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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 20:30   #5
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Another good example of the wide variety of Common Buzzard
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