On the 8th of August at 06.50 I had a Raptor flying very high and moving north over Caldene fields. I only viewed the bird through bins and due to distance I could see no plumage features. However, I took down as many flight features and jizz of the bird as I could. Which were Buzzard size with a slower more powerful deeper wing beat than Common buzzard and it would prolong a glide with a couple of deep wing beats, it soared on flat wings for a couple of seconds with a longish tail.
In my opinion the bird was NOT a Common buzzard and from jizz had a look of a Honey Buzzard!!!. Sadly from seeing no plumage features and only jizz to go on the sighting will have to go into the ‘ One that got away drawer’
Why Oh Why didn’t I have my camera with me….A lesson is learnt!