Finding Out About… Buzzards

Latin name: Buteo buteo A pair of common buzzards circling and “mewing” high over the Cambridgeshire countryside is a very welcome and familiar sight to many local naturalists these days, but this was not always the case. This slow flying, broad-winged raptor has had a somewhat controversial relationship with man, for in Victorian times it… Read More

In March, Listen and Look Out for …

Great Spotted Woodpeckers The drumming of great spotted woodpeckers is one of the classic sounds of early spring. The woodpecker does this to advertise its presence, stake out a territory and attract a mate. Although both sexes drum, the male does so more often. The woodpecker bashes its beak against the tree about 12 times… Read More