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Old Tuesday 25th December 2018, 09:41   #1
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Raptors near Madrid

Hi all,

yesterday I saw two raptors near Madrid (Spain) and I am wondering about what was going on there.

One of them has very white underparts.

The other one was carrying something red in its claws.

Could anybody help me with the identificacion of the raptors and the red "thing" that is carrying in its claws?

Thanks in advance,
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Old Tuesday 25th December 2018, 09:44   #2
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Hola, they are Common Buzzards to my eye, no idea what is being carried though!
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Old Tuesday 25th December 2018, 09:52   #3
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Ditto to all Common Buzzards.


The item being carried looks like a shotgun cartridge to me (plus some straw), but may be bigger than that?
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Ditto to all Common Buzzards.


The item being carried looks like a shotgun cartridge to me (plus some straw), but may be bigger than that?
That's exactly what I thought it was....
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I think it's too big for a shotgun cartridge, something edible as they're scavengers - has to be a discarded chorizo sausage!
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I think it's too big for a shotgun cartridge, something edible as they're scavengers - has to be a discarded chorizo sausage!
Not that dumpling you lost Pat is it........

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And to you A. Can't think what else it can be.
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Old Tuesday 25th December 2018, 17:41   #9
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I think it's too big for a shotgun cartridge, something edible as they're scavengers - has to be a discarded chorizo sausage!
yes chorizo or maybe corn cob, taken by mistake
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