Insight: The most widespread bird of prey to be found in the UK, it is also the largest raptor likely to be seen. So large it is often referred to as the Tourist Eagle. However, if seen side by side, a Golden Eagle, being almost twice the size, would dwarf a Buzzard. Surprisingly, for such a big bird, it may often be seen in fields feeding on earth worms.
This Common Buzzard was wheeling around high above the wreckage of a car that plummeted off Pendennis Headland, Falmouth. Fortunately nobody was badly hurt.