New Year Buzzards

Unfortunately, due to me being largely housebound from September to November (health issues), we are well behind on the buzzard hide. It is frustrating, to say the least! The weather hasn’t been particularly favourable. These things work best when we have cold conditions and, apart from a few days here and there, it has been another very mild autumn and winter. Thank you Global Warming!

However, we are dedicated and we will persevere.

As you probably know by now, I am a bit of a perfectionist and won’t have the hide simply open on the off chance that buzzards and kites will be there. We want consistency that translates into great encounters and value for money. As well as ‘on the ground’ feeding, we are also establishing ‘tree like’ perches with beautiful diffused backgrounds. Remember, we only use naturally occurring road kill to attract buzzards and red kites. It’s a nasty job, but collecting pheasants, partridge and deer helps to keep these magnificent birds of prey off the treacherous winding lanes. I am constant competition with the ever-efficient red fox clear-up patrol…