The Scotsman

Buzz off: Rap­tors tus­sle at the top of an up­rooted tree as the young bird tries to claim ter­ri­tory

- Macao · Scottish Borders · Scotland · England

This amaz­ing im­age cap­tures t h e mo me n t t wo b u z z a r d s were pho­tographed hav­ing an ar­gu­ment on top of an up­rooted tree in the Scot­tish Bor­ders.

The pair of rap­tors got into an un­ruly tus­sle as the young bird fought to claim ter­rito - r y on top of the tree. But the bird, thought to be around six months old, was even­tu­ally pushed off by its par­ent, who was forc­ing it to fly. Mother-ofthree Karen Craw­ford, 59, cap­tured the face-off, which lasted around an hour, from her vantage point in a bird hide in the B or­ders. The great­est num­bers of buz­zards can be found in Scot­land, the Lake District and south-west England,

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