A common Buzzard can be seen everyday in or around the ancient paddock opposite my house. In the winter it hunts for worms on the grassland and often retires to an old Oak in the middle of the paddock. I happened to look out of the bedroom window yesterday afternoon to see the Buzzard scratching around in the grass like an old hen, I rushed to get the camera just in time to get a few shots of it taking off to fly to the tree. Taken in slightly misty conditions at around 120 metres (click on image for larger version):

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

 

Taken with Olympus E-M1 and Canon 400mm f5.6L plus 1.4x – manual focus

David