I don't suppose my quest is aided by the fact that my "mincer's" (mince pies = eyes!) are no longer the full shilling when I'm not wearing my specs!
|To a birder in the Chilterns - these magnificent birds are so familiar as|
to be regarded as "vermin" in some quarters!
|Whilst I was growing up in the Hertfordshire countryside, Common Buzzards|
were a very prized sighting - not any more!
|I was in the garden for no longer than 30 minutes!|
During that time I recorded five Common Buzzards and, at least, twelve
Red Kites - magic stuff for this Kent resident.