(1) In Scotland, gamekeepers blame the buzzard , a protected bird, for the deaths of thousands of partridges, pheasants, and waders such as curlews and plovers.(2) The buzzard , soaring at a great height, suddenly finds itself caught up in a current of air against which it is impossible to battle.(3) I sat there, with the sun beating down on me, the wind whistling in my hair and the sound of a buzzard overhead looking for prey.(4) The second tale was also to do with predators, and the present obsession with preserving every hawk and buzzard on the wing.(5) The common buzzard bears little resemblance to the vulture (not shown), which is a buzzard in nicknameonly.(6) But the common buzzard , found across much of Europe and Asia, is a hawk, not a vulture.(7) Birds as diverse as buzzards and coal tits are regularly seen.(8) After owls, U.K. government figures identify kestrels, common buzzards , and peregrine falcons as other raptors most likely to end up as roadkill.(9) In particular I am very concerned about the risk posed by the illegal use of poison to birds such as red kites, buzzards and hen harriers.(10) Her husband developed congestive heart failure and experienced frequent hallucinations while in the hospital, including an especially haunting mirage of buzzards circling above him.(11) The air in the Lake District this weekend was so clear and quiet except for bird calls - buzzards , curlew, woodpeckers, geese and owls.(12) The couple collected breeds of birds from every continent, including pheasants, herons, ibis, kestrels and buzzards .(13) Large amounts of rubbish in the streets and round buildings attracted scavenging birds such as gulls, buzzards , ravens and red kites when things were quiet.(14) In the barn (one of only a handful that have not been developed in the locality) there are nesting pairs of barn owls, and sparrow hawks, while buzzards and peregrine falcons are regular visitors to the woods.(15) With plenty of smaller birds and rabbits to prey on, all around the island kestrels hover, buzzards glide and peregrine falcons swoop.(16) We didn't catch that fish, or any fish, but we had a great day with kingfishers, peregrine falcons and buzzards for company.