Ready & Waiting

Blessed Sunday =) 002

Usually there is always a buzzard perched on a post somewhere keeping watch…but mostly if I stop cycling and get my camera out then they will fly off to another post further away…

Fortunately this one hadn’t seen me, neither had I seen him…I’d stopped to get my camera ready for white balance and ISO sensitivity…when I looked up this buzzard was sitting there ready and posing… πŸ˜‰

7 responses

  1. I found this entry when I searched for the name of your bird:

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/jggrant/works/3736221-big-foot-hawk

    On Google, you can put a picture into the search box, and appropriate pages will be shown. That’s how I found this page. I do not know this person, but the picture looks a lot like your bird.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    October 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    • It’s a common buzzard (Buteo buteo), there’s many round these parts…google isn’t always right… πŸ˜‰

      October 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      • True, but it may be called something different in a different country. Here in Arizona, we call Turkey Vultures as Buzzards, but they are really Turkey Vultures. When querying Google directly, rather than using a picture, your identification is the same. The picture they show there looks identical to yours. I’m always wondering how a knobby little bean can be a ceci bean, a garbanzo bean, or a chick pea? Such different words for the same item. Anyway, your buzzard looks very regal sitting there so still for you!

        October 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      • I would say that the bird in the link you gave looks similar but not identical therefore I thought you were disputing my identification…I remember now that buzzard means something different in the States than in Europe. Thank you Judy! πŸ™‚

        October 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  2. Oh, goodness – NO! I am the furthest thing from a bird expert. I look at them, but that’s about it. I’m lucky to tell a raven from a robin! We are right on a flyway, so at certain times of the year, we have a plethora of these feathered friends fly across my window view. I can tell the major kinds, and recognize a few of the calls, but most of them look like just birds to me. I look at the pictures on a lot of “bird lists” on Facebook groups, and am always amazed at how intricately a certain sub-group is described by those in the know. We have a resident roadrunner, so I recognize him, for sure! But even the most specific description doesn’t stick with me, and I have to look it up each time.

    October 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

  3. Sunnyheart

    Your buzzards are much better looking than the ones here in Texas!! πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    • Yes, I agree…they are a completely different species! πŸ˜‰

      October 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

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