Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Buzzard with Rabbits off the menu!

I was really pleased today to pick up my first Siskins for the West Wight. At the other end of the size scale, Carole and I came across what I'm pretty sure was a Golden Eagle during a walk along the top of Headon Warren on Sunday afternoon, hanging in the breeze over the sea! An escaped Golden Eagle was spotted on the island in 2011, so I reckon that this is probably the same individual.

I checked up on Chalky, the pale juvenile Buzzard in the Bramble Chine fields, today, and came across an interesting sight:

Chalky was in the usual place, perched on a fencepost, and I was fascinated to witness the two Rabbits grazing just a few metres away. Buzzards do feed on Rabbits, and I'm surprised that he didn't have a go at picking one of them off when they were facing the other way!

There was a nice sunset over the Estuary this evening.


  1. I am still trying to catch up! That sunset is stunning. Perhaps Chalky wasn't hungry?

  2. ....but what surprises me more was that the Rabbits are so chilled out! :-)