61 cm 900 - 1200 g
What does it Look Like
The identification features , it is much larger than the Buzzard are deeply forked rusty tail with a grey head Sexes very similar. Flight buoyant flapping like gull glides for long periods with angled upturned wings
Where does it live?
Old deciduous woodland
Where to see it
What does it eat?
Rodents , Birds Carrion
What does it sound like?
Call a wailing " hie hii hii hii hie "
March to June, 4 eggs , incubation 28 - 32 days, young fledge at 45 - 50 days . Nest in trees
When to see it
It is in Britain throughout the year Jan - December
This bird is protected please respect its existance