With a strong bill, thick legs and a robust build, this feeding bird appears to be a very decent-sized raptor, well above the dainty Sparrowhawk or Kestrel size. A close look at its prey reveals the thick red bill and flank stripes of a Red-legged Partridge, and this bird looks small in comparison with what is eating it. So, the chunky build, yellow-based bill, dark eye, and brown and white plumage should be steering you toward this being a buzzard (wrong structure for a harrier or kite, too much white for an eagle). The robust bill and prey should rule out the shy and rare Honey Buzzard and the bare tarsi immediately rule out the scarce winter visiting Rough-legged Buzzard. This bird is a typical feeding Buzzard.
KEY FEATURES Large and robust raptor Brown and white plumage Thick, strong bill and thick, strong legs Bare tarsi rule out Rough-legged Buzzard