Buzzards on the move

A few years ago, buzzard would have been a remarkable sighting in Wakefield but now it is a common place bird. Today though, it became a garden tick for me while doing a bit of pruning. Overhead I heard a buzzard call and eventually I located it high above, gliding on thermals towards Wintersett. Then I realised there were at least 6 individuals going over, one of them quite low over the houses. Autumn migration in action!

common buzzard

common buzzard