Once extremely scarce in this neck of the deforested Irish countryside, buzzards have been pushing steadily south. In fact I now have it on unquestionable authority that they are classed as "regular and increasing".
|Seppy dispensing his ornithological wisdom with characteristic generosity and aplomb|
AKA "gank", except of course when they occur on Galley Head.
Still, they all count... so the one I glimpsed circling over a hillside in the middle-distance yesterday afternoon is duly in the bag, nudging me to 63 for the year, or 72.41% in real money.
Roll on the swallows!