Country diary: buzzard and crows meet in aerial combat

Published: 14/06/2018
Country diary: buzzard and crows meet in aerial combat
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Sandy, Bedfordshire: The smaller birds lunged and jabbed with mute jibes that might have said: ‘Egg thief! Chick killer! Get out of our territory!’ All through the spring, mewling cries of raptors have scolded out of thin air. On clear-sky days such as this the buzzard is complainer-in-chief, condemned by nature to speak only in a minor key. Even in the exaltation of soaring, the uplift of raised

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