Message posted by tilaki on 31áMarchá2009 at 1:55pm - IP Logged
Hi all I'm new to all this, so if I've posted this wrong you can tell.
I've used this site for lots of info on Corfu, though never joined, now I have.
Wanted to ask to be 100% sure about it........here goes
The birds circling around Corfu, I'm actually talking about the north but I'm assuming that they are all over the island, big ones they are, I'm having a heated discussion with a friend and we both disagree on what they are.
Pride is riding on this, I'm not saying what I think they are nor am I saying what he thinks they are, I will wait to hear responses from you learned people as to what they are.
Thanks in advance,
and I think the summer is coming................yippeeee! á
Message posted by Graham T-A on 31áMarchá2009 at 2:11pm - IP Logged
Hi Tilaki and welcome, I too was unsure of the pirds of prey but came to the conclusion (after help from this site) that the mostly likely / common is the Honey Buzzard. Their calls to one another sound like a 'mew'. See my avatar photo, taken over Loustri, does this look like the birds you see? Best wishes,
Message posted by Davey-Boy on 31áMarchá2009 at 2:52pm - IP Logged
To add - to distinguish between the Buzzard and the Honey Buzzard, the Buzzard has only one bar on its tail, at the end of the tail. The Honey Buzzard has this same bar at the end of the tail, but also 2 separate bars at the base of the tail, as can be seen in the photo. Best......
Message posted by baywatcher on 31áMarchá2009 at 2:59pm - IP Logged
There are a lot of Honey Buzzards, which I watch daily. Perhaps it is these birds you see as they are quite common and are here all year round.
Message posted by Kingtonks on 31áMarchá2009 at 3:22pm - IP Logged
Also Kestrals, Falcons, Hawks, Marsh Harriers, Egyptian Vultures and quite a few others. I believe the common one we see is the Honey buzzard but also some common Buzzards and for the last couple of years we have had Golden eagles. I didn't really believe it myself until one sat on a ridge across the road and gave me lots of time to get the book out and make absolutely sure. I saw them a lot last year. It may be due to us living so close to Albania as many of these are quite common in the Albanian mountains.
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