The Common Buzzard was always a common sight for me when I was a boy in the early days in my home County of Somerset. They are still a regular sight in the West Country today. They also exist in East Anglia, my current area of residence, but not in such numbers from what I have observed.
I am inclined to believe this is an adult female, but that could easily be wrong of course, knowing my limited bird ID skills.
Occupying their usual type of location high up in a tall tree, I found these Lesser Redpoll rather difficult to take a reasonable image. There were around 20 as I arrived at the location in the Parkland, but one or two left and then suddenly they all flew off. These are the first I have seen this winter.
I was shooting through a hedge at the time. I had approached this group on one occasion already and having seen me they flew off immediately. So I left the area and returned a short while after.
When I shot these images there were Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird and Starlings feasting on the fallen apples. An orchard is a good place to find the visiting 'Winter Thrush' species at this time of year.
These are different Stonechat than the resident birds I observe in the Parkland area.
I have used the heading 'Stonechats at the Mill' so that local birding colleagues will know where I shot these images. This pair were making their way along a stretch of riverbank over a distance of approximately 500 metres, which they appear to be using as their winter territory.