Very distant Honey Buzzard. Goshawk. Sound: Swainson's Hawk/Buz. Montagu's Harrier. Thread starter Janice; Start date May 21, 2007; Janice. Messages 12,031 Name Janice Edit My Images Yes May 21, 2007 #1 Can anyone decide if this this is a buzzard or a marsh harrier please? Light morph typically with primary coverts forming black 'comma'. Look out for this rare bird over reedbeds in East Anglia, Somerset and the South East. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Buzzard (Buteo buteo) ... Tail lacks the broad terminal band of Rough-legged Buzzard. Marsh Harrier (m) Marsh Harrier (f) Swamp Harrier. Harris Hawk. The courtship of the marsh harrier is certainly a sight to behold - wheeling and tumbling through the sky, male and female partners lock talons in mid-air. Most intriguingly, whilst driving to Birling at 13.47, a raptor was seen at altitude making landfall from the south, I hurriedly pulled over and got some shots. Neck thicker than in Honey Buzzard. Secretary Bird. Our biggest harrier species, the Marsh Harrier has bounced back from near extinction to now having around 380 pairs in the UK. It would appear to be another (or same) Honey Buzzard aborting an attempt to cross the channel. Secondary coverts form a pale band in dark morph. Distant Osprey shots. Black-eared Kite. Those with this patronus are reflective and often have profound ideas. Honey Buzzard. Red Kite. Black-winged Kite. Read more in the Buzzard Species Focus from the 2011 Spring edition of our Wings magazine. African Goshawk. Taken this morning over the Forest of Dean, near Wales, gave the usual cat-like mew as it flew. Images below. However, those with the Marsh Harrier do … Black Hawk. Sparrowhawk (f) Sparrowhawk (m) Shikra. African Harrier Hawk. Gymnogene. Females are larger than males and have obvious creamy heads. Buzzard or Marsh harrier? The largest of the harriers, the marsh harrier can be recognised by its long tail and light flight with wings held in a shallow 'V'. It is distinguishable from other harriers by its larger size, heavier build, broader wings and absence of white on the rump. (crap shot warning!) Ferruginous Hawk/Buz. Recent range expansion has seen this species becoming widespread and very common throughout Ireland. Patronus Analysis 045 Marsh Harrier . Red-tailed Hawk/Buzzard. Those with the Marsh Harrier patronus are very thoughtful. Marsh harriers have made a striking comeback in the UK. Black Kite. Populations now reaching far into Western counties. Marsh Harrier. Soars with raised wings, but glides on straight wings. Those with the Marsh Harrier patronus are quick thinking and smart.