Wow - a really brilliant from the garden tick!
This morning I was in my garden about 7.15 doing the normal check of the local birds in the "patch" - and a large raptor appeared flying in the clear cloudless skies!
It didn't actually fly over my garden but I could clearly see it from my garden! Thankfully I had my bins with me but having watched lots this summer in Espana - I recognised its jizz!
I rushed through the house and out into the road and watched it turn south and fly on south...
Honey's have wide wings , a long tail a very clear stripe/band on their tails and they lead with their head - I'll try to explain that - on some birds when they fly you dont notice the head (Common Buzzard) but with a Honey you really see the head!
(I was shaking - and this is only a from the garden tick - rivals my Whooper Swans !!!!)
Apparently we are having a Honey buzzard invasion from Scandinavia - most of the birds appear to have by past London but some have come straight through.
Reminds me of Logie - Osprey who flew across Terminal 4 on her route back to Scotland earlier this year!
Oh boy - got to have another cup of tea!