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Magnificent sight


The buzzard over Alvechurch

While putting out my washing on September 21 I heard a squawking noise from above and looked to the sky where I could see this bird that I have never seen in Alvechurch before. Not being an avid twitcher I could not instantly name it, but could make out that it was a bird of prey circling and squawking in intervals.

I felt was worth fetching my camera and trying, with minor success, to take a photo (below). I could see a total of four birds and watched for some time as these magnificent creatures soared effortlessly above me. I can only assume after identifying them via the internet that there is a family of buzzards near by.

I would be interested to know if other readers of your magazine have also witnessed these creatures in the skies of Alvechurch and whether they can identify them.

Darren Maguire
Swan Street, Alvechurch