30/06/22 An inland Honey Buzzard

I continue to obsess over Honey Buzzards and have been looking on Google Earth and OS maps for vantage points overlooking habitat in an attempt to find unknown summering or even breeding birds. Today it paid off and I watched a dark, unbarred female circling over woodland before sparring with a Red kite and moving off. 3 Hours later it returned, showing very well and perched in a tree, preening for 10 minutes; Not the behaviour of a migrant, I will therefore be keeping an eye on the area and not sharing its whereabouts except with the county recorder.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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