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A curious honey-buzzard on the Russian field

A curious honey-buzzard on the Russian field (Pernis apivorus)

  • Gleb Berloff
Today I tried to locate the ringtail hen harrier I saw on the field two days ago, but could not find it. Walking around the field, however, there were lots of buzzards and flacons, most of which gave us a wide berth. However, one of the soaring birds became interested in us and began soaring in circles around us almost at treetop level, passing overhead a few times whilst looking down at us and over the field. It turned out to be a pale-morph juvenile honey-buzzard! It is great enough when a raptor decides to pay you a visit, but even better when something rare and usually elusive becomes curious about you. I am not sure what made us too interesting to ignore for the honey-buzzard, but the moment was truly magical.
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Pernis apivorus
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Sony DSC-H400
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Opus Editor
A lovely aerial image of this Buzzard and nicely captued.
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Opus Editor
Gosh!!!! What a great experience for you Gleb.

Thanks so much for sharing the excitement of the moment with us and for getting such a great image too.

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