Wing Span: 100-130 cm
of the most visible of Britain's raptors. This is mainly due to a strong
population and it's large size. On any cross country journey on a
clear day you are likely to see them sitting idly on a fence post waiting
for a meal to pass by, or soaring lazily in groups of two or more in the
In Scotland, because of their size, behaviour and markings the Common
Buzzard is often mistaken for juvenile Golden Eagles, especially when they
Nesting: Made from sticks normally in a tree but occasionally at
the base of a bush on cliffs
Where to see them:
Can be seen inmost places, normally over the marshland
hunting for Voles.
Or just soaring overhead.
When to see them:
All year round.
What they eat: Mainly
on Rabbits but will take just about any small mammal, reptile and often