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    Default Any twitchers on the forum

    Don't know much about bird watching, but.
    I have been seeing some large soaring birds around Preston of late, usually 2.
    I wonder what they are, usually way up.
    To my untrained eye I would say "eagles" but suspect not.
    Not Seagulls or magpies etc.
    Any ideas ?
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    Buzzard maybe? often see them here.
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    Buzzards , could be they look nice enough!
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    https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...s-hawks-eagles
    There was one Eagle in England in the Lake District, not sure if it's still there, most likely a Buzzard, or possibly a Red Kite, their numbers are growing.
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    I get buzzards over my garden ....their call is very distinctive.... a bit like a mewing cat
    https://www.british-birdsongs.uk/common-buzzard/
    Red kites were very rare up until the last few years...over the last two years maybe, we have seen a huge increase in them. Their wing shape is obvious when you know what to look for.

    If you look at the population on this map

    https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...-a-z/red-kite/

    They possibly are “rare “ for your area but numbers have been on the increase so I wouldn’t discount them. Beautiful birds.
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    We get lots of red kites on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, lovely graceful birds when riding the thermals.

    On Sunday we had a number of yellow wagtails on the plots....dont recall seeing them before
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    We get buzzards usually its a group of 5 we don't get red kites though.
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    guessing of course but most likely buzzards or "tourist eagles" as they are called up here, listen for the distinctive call or watch out for agitated, aggressive crows.

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