White Tailed Eagle....................and Buzzard

The White Tailed Eagle is the largest bird found in the UK. It was last seen where I live in the south of England about 250 years ago. They disappeared following years of persecution and only survived in remote areas of Scotland. A recent reintroduction programme has successfully released a number of birds on the Isle of Wight just off the south coast.
These birds have now started to “travel” and are beginning to be seen along the South Downs National Park. I saw one yesterday in a local nature reserve. It was a long way off (about 300 yards) perching on a gatepost, but I was hoping that it might fly. I was shooting off a few frames when a Buzzard suddenly appeared in the frame and proceeded to hunt something quite near to the eagle. I instinctively took few frames as it dropped to the ground.

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Technical Details

Lumix GX8 with Panasonic/Leica 100-400mm lens @ 400mm 1/1000 @ f6.3


A lovely scene, Ryan. I like the pose of the buzzard and the presence of the eagle adds to the story. I’m glad to hear that they’re coming back.