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Old Saturday 23rd January 2010, 22:35   #1
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Dead Buzzard

Came across a sad sight this morning on my local patch.A dead Buzzard that looks like it has been there about a week.No signs of a predator attack or gun shots so I am thinking it starved during that recent cold spell.The very pronounced breastbone would also point to this.Any thoughts?
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Old Sunday 24th January 2010, 11:39   #2
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There is a scheme that takes dead predatory birds for monitoring, though I don't know how fresh the corpse needs to be. http://pbms.ceh.ac.uk/default.htm
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Old Tuesday 26th January 2010, 16:39   #3
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Thank you Mary.I went back down to get the carcase but I think a Fox has had it.
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Old Saturday 27th February 2010, 01:05   #4
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I guess it might have died from natural encounters such as strong wind which might have broken its wings etc?
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