Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Buzzard in the Vineyards

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Weimer - Thanks Christian!

Waking through the Vineyards you can see quite a few of these buzzards hunting. Doing a bit of research I was surprised to read that "the Old World and New World uses of the name buzzard are almost antonyms" (as Wikipedia puts it). Over here the buzzard has a status similar to a hawk or a falcon. How about your area/country?

15 Comments:

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous e etomi said...

Mmm we go with the British definition here in Nigeria. Nice blog

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

once in a while I see eagles but I never got the shot, it's not easy and you've got a good one

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Arnaud said...

Nice capture!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Gudl said...

I see quite a few hawks overhere, but I never have my camera with me... I do admire them though. Great shot, Nicola!

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger luggi said...

Beautiful bird!

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

una foto espectacular un 10

 
At 10:11 PM, Anonymous pixibition said...

great catch...nice shot:-)))

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Jasp said...

Looked out my window a few days ago and saw a hawk standing on a blackbird before flying away with it. Not as big a s a Buzzard though.

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger photo-effe said...

sehr schönes Aufnahme! fliegt fliegt...

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Ash said...

Excellent image!

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Patty said...

Nicely shot! & loved the 2 rainbow photos-gorgeous!

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Maya said...

cool shot, nicola...:-) i can see s/he is looking around for his prey.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Ggraph said...

Here buzzards are not as highly thought of as hawks or other birds oe prey.Buzzards eat only dead animals such as "roadkill".
Great capture - nice photo.
Regards,
Mark

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Superb shot!

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Kala said...

for some reason, I did not think I missed so many of your posts - wow - this is a nice animal photo - we dont have these types of birds

 

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