Saturday, 9 October 2010
Shot Buzzard Release
She was released at Skipworth Common.
She was ringed and examined by Craig Ralston of Natural England
and Dave Tate, both experienced birders.
Her shot through flight feathers were a concern for me.
Both Craig and Dave thought the feathers were not too short and she should be a strong flyer.They i.d.'d her as a last years breeding female She was so keen to go and flew well across plough.
It's always good to get any injured bird rehabilitated.To return a deliberately shot bird of prey back to the wild is quite something.
My thanks to Craig and Dave for thier help.
I heard from Craig the day after release.
He had been on the reserve and saw 5 Buzzards doing thier familiar flying, circling and calling over Skipworth. Among them was the shot female her short flight feathers obvious to see,mega !