Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rough-legged Buzzard still thriving

in spite of its long residence now at about 105 days there have been very few reports on what this juvenile ~Rough-leg is actually eating; most of its prey is assumed to be short-tailed field voles that are abundant in the rough grass but it has been seen feeding on a hare carcass and of course caught the Water Rail in all the snow; on Friday afternoon it seemed to struggle to extract vales from two large bunches of grass that it got tangled in then landed in the stubble field and ran to what was assumed to be some carrion that it ate for about 15 minutes -- which of the silhouettes would you confidently identify as a RLB

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