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Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - Second Visit (1 Viewer)


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Decided to give Welbeck another go for raptors, and while again nothing came close enough to ID beyond Red Kite or Common Buzzard, a few very distant but potentially interesting raptors did appear.

I do appreciate that these are very shabby photos, and may not all be identifiable. But thanks in advance for any help!

1) Common Buzzard? but wanted to double check due to the visible dark wrists.
2) Common buzzard? but the left bird just looked to have v. long wings?
3) A distinctive notch winged individual w. a large tail?
4) V. bad photo, but huge tail on this one? Red Kite?
5) This is a single photo with the middle space cut out to save space - upper bird is the same individual as #4, lower I get a potential HB vibe from, but could well be just CB?

Thanks again!


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Looking at images 1,2,3 and 6 Alex...I’m seeing Common Buzzard, images 4-5 “look” perhaps more interesting but I think they’re just a bit too far to assess for me, remember that’s coming from someone who is no stranger to putting up less than perfect dots in the sky. :t:


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