Honey-buzzard in Britain

Pictures from Study Area, SW Northumberland 2009-2012

Pernis apivorus, Honey Buzzard

Nick Rossiter (nick.rossiter1 at btinternet.com)

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Video of Honey-buzzard in Hexhamshire, Northumberland, in flight and perched

Stills 1  2  3  4  5 of Honey-buzzard in Hexhamshire, Northumberland

Medley of Calls of Honey-buzzard in Northumberland

Study Area 2013

Intensive Site Visits: 12 selected sites

Round 1 3/7-4/8: nest trees Scots Pine 5, Norway Spruce 4, Oak 2, Douglas Fir 1; birds recorded male 5, female 10, total adult 15

Round 2 15/8-29/8: occupied 12, failed 0; found fledged 6x2, 4x1+ in visits; birds recorded adult male 5, adult female 10, juvenile 16, total 31

Breeding: Totals to 2/10, all sites

Total Sites

Male

Female

Total Adult

Sites Juvenile Found

Total Juvenile

53

44

41

85

53 (1st fledge 16/8)

83+ (30x2, 20x1+, 3x1)

Display period: 2/5-19/6 34 sites (29 male, 21 female: 50 total)

Sitting/Rearing period: 20/6-15/8 29 sites (19 male, 16 female: 35 total)

Fledging period: 16/8-2/10 53 sites (18 male, 27 female, 83 juvenile: 128 total)

Study Area 2014











Breeding: Totals to 23/4, all sites

Total Sites

Male

Female

Total Adult

Sites Juvenile Found

Total Juvenile

1

1


1

N/A

N/A

Display period: 23/4-



Study Area Report 2012 with Appendix containing hyperlinked field observations

Review of Record Committee's Review of Honey-buzzard Records in Northumberland 2003-2005

Honey-buzzard Movement in Britain in Autumn 2000

Play many more Videos

Clip 1201 with derived stills 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8, juvenile mobbed by 3 Hooded Crow, The Raven, Co Wexford, 7 Nov 2013



See a lot more Stills

Listen to a great variety of Calls and see their spectrograms. For example:

Clip 640 with anger, whimpering calls, Ordley, 18 June 2010, hd  ld

Study Area 2013: Migrants

Spring: Running Totals to 4/5, from 30/4

Male

Female

Juvenile

Total

3

2

N/A

5

1st Bird: male NE over Staward (Allen), 30 April, 15:13, power-glide

Autumn: Running Totals to 27/10, from 5/10

Male

Female

Juvenile

Total

0

0

8

8

Study Area 2014: Migrants

Spring: Running Totals to 21/4, from 21/4

Male

Female

Juvenile

Total


1

N/A

1

1st Bird: female W over Ordley (Devil's Water), 21 April, 16:51, floating, peering around

Out of Study Area 2013

Ireland (14/5-22/5): female in breeding habitat, Co Kildare, 20/5

Latvia (2/6-10/6): none in Riga area

Estonia (24/6-28/6): female on edge of Tallinn, 27/6

north Northumberland (11/8): female out to forage, Cockenheugh

Jersey (3/9-11/9): total for visit - 7 breeding birds (2 sites, 1 male, 2 female, 4 juvenile), 2 migrants (2 male – S, E).

5/9 NW of island, family party 4 birds, locally bred; migrant: adult male S.

7/9 N of island, 2 juveniles, locally bred; migrant: adult male E.

8/9 N of island, 1 adult female, presumed mother of 2 juveniles.

11/9 N of island, 1 adult female, presumed same as 8/9.

Chilterns (23/9): juvenile on site, Bledlow

Devon (21/10-25/10): juvenile S, Dawlish Warren, 22/10

Ireland (1/11-8/11): juvenile resting, The Raven, Co Wexford, 7/11

Out of Study Area 2014

Some Recent changes:

12th February 2014: Updated Red Kite page with results for SW Northumberland in 2013 (Other Raptors/Population of the Red Kite in SW Northumberland).

14th February 2014: Updated Goshawk page with results for SW Northumberland in 2013 (Other Raptors/Population of the Goshawk in SW Northumberland).

15th February 2014: Updated Hobby page with results for SW Northumberland in 2013 (Other Raptors/Population of the Hobby in SW Northumberland).

29th March 2014: Final totals produced for migrating Honey-buzzard in SW Northumberland for 2013 (Population of the Honey-buzzard in SW Northumberland).

31st March 2014: For major movement in 2008, updated Map of Honey-buzzard Routes in North Sea Area from 11-14 September, added Map showing Routes across Southern Europe from 11-20 September; Analysis of the Movement across Southern Europe from 11-20 September.

16th April 2014: Updated report for breeding Honey-buzzard in SW Northumberland for 2013 with totals for male, female and juvenile in the different phases of the season (Population of the Honey-buzzard in SW Northumberland).

17th April 2014: Closed Notice Board 2013, opened Notice Board 2014.

Earlier modifications: Updates

Original papers with additional pointers:

The Honey-buzzard Movement in Britain in Autumn 2000

Additional Information on this Honey-buzzard movement from: Britain/North Sea   Scandinavia   Continental Europe   Migration Strategy   Ringing Data for Raptors   Replies to Comments on UKBN   Views on the 2000 Movement in 2002-03

The Honey-buzzard Movement in Britain in Autumn 2008

This account is currently being written. Provisional sections available are:

Summary   Migration Models    Honey-buzzard Strategies for Autumn Migration across Northern Britain: the Significance of Orographic Lift   Scandinavian Literature on Migration    Analysis of Counts in Denmark and Elsewhere    Review of Comments made by Others    Decline in Scandinavian Honey-buzzard Populations    Experience with Honey-buzzard Migration in Helgoland    Honey-buzzard Base Counts in UK from BirdGuides by region and direction of flight    Gross Volume, Regional Distribution and Direction of Honey-buzzard Movement in UK   Timing of Honey-buzzard Movement within UK from 13-14 September 2008   Timing of Honey-buzzard Movement in Benelux from 13-14 September   Regional Reports and other Original Sources for the Honey-buzzard Movement   The Honey-buzzard did Cross the North Sea: from England to Benelux   Map of Honey-buzzard Routes in North Sea Area from 11-14 September   Map showing Routes across Southern Europe from 11-20 September   Analysis of the Movement across Southern Europe from 11-20 September

Other Aspects of Honey-buzzard:

Trends in Honey-buzzard Movements Analysis  Charts  by Month   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006    2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998   1996

Identification of Honey-buzzard   Videos with derived stills and calls    Calls  Jizz   Plumage   Bare parts   Moult   Tail-wing ratio    Wing formula    Earlier material

Summary of Calls of Honey-buzzard    Medley of Calls from Northumberland

Food Remains on Ground

The Honey-buzzard in Northumberland Population   Techniques  Habitat   Current Notice Board    Review 1-5    Report 2011   Report 2012 with Appendix containing hyperlinked field observations   Distribution by month of records for Honey-buzzard 2013 with comparison with Common Buzzard

Presentations Tynemouth Photographic Society Nov 2010 odp  ppt

Populations Elsewhere of Honey-buzzard Scotland   Devon   Cumbria/North Lancashire  Notts  North Wales  Africa

Other Raptors in Northumberland Hobby   Goshawk  Red Kite  Annual Totals all Raptors

Historical

References to Honey-buzzard Information

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