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Common buzzard

Buteo buteo

Description:

After having no luck spotting the ground for some breakfast, this Common buzzard engaged in a bit of toiletry. Check out the whole sequence and see how it broke part of the oak branch it was perching on when it finally took off!

Habitat:

Large oak tree, semi-rural.

Notes:

The Common buzzard is the most common raptor in this area all year round.

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13 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you birdboy8000 and Caleb!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

nice series, love that last pic especially!

birdboy8000
birdboy8000 4 years ago

amazing picture

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

I think the order they are in is great! Just really funny the order the first two ended up in :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley and António! I know what you mean about those membranes. I changed the order of pictures at Dr. Sherpa's suggestion, but there seems to be no perfect solution :-)

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Seeing those nictitating membranes like in photo 4 always creep me out a little! Going from the 1st to the 2nd photo it seems she is placing the feather back in her tail ;) Great series, Daniele!

Very cool capture Danièle,she is in the makeup process :-)
congrats and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks Dilan! Glad you like it.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Great series!!Nice!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you Jae!

Jae
Jae 4 years ago

Great serie, Daniele.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Yes, I realised the sequence, but this shot deserves to be the lead!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks for your appreciation Dr. Sherpa! These are shown in the sequence they were shot, but I'll take your advice and do the swap. I spotted this bird at sunrise as I was enjoying my breakfast; the light was soft but a little low. I did not need to step out of the house, but I did discreetly open the window :-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Nice series, and funny too! What about 3 for 1st? It's dramatic and sharper too!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.48, Long: 6.84

Spotted on Aug 1, 2014
Submitted on Nov 21, 2014

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