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Common Buzzard

This afternoon I saw a buzzard being mobbed by a carrion crow over Reading University grounds.  It was large, about the  size of a grey heron, darkish-coloured with white patches under its wings.  The above photo by Sergey Yesileev shows just what it looked like.  It flew at below tree-top level from the lake towards the Earley Gate entrance and then turned right into a tree on the edge of the Wilderness.  Pigeons scattered in all directions, two almost bumping into each other in their haste to get away from it.  The crow flew off more slowly back towards the lake. (Photo by Sergey Yeliseev.)

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