Buzzed by a Buzzard

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
Flinders
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby Flinders » 11 Aug 2015, 11:26am

Wildlife doesn't seem to find bikes as scary as people on foot.

I once came across some fox cubs playing in the road and stopped to watch, they carried on regardless, tumbling over each other and eventually ended up tumbling into the hedge. Wish I'd had my camera handy - but some moments are perhaps best just savoured in 'real time'.

Vitara
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby Vitara » 12 Aug 2015, 9:44pm

Friend of mine used to sleep in the back of his van at sailing events. Used to complain about always being woken up at first light by seagulls landing on the roof of the van.
It took him two years of events before he realised that after he went to bed his mates were putting bread on top of the van.

colin54
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby colin54 » 17 Aug 2015, 12:45pm

I had a crow land on my helmet up the Leeds end of the canal the other day, it took a couple of swats to get rid of it.Most disturbing.

Postboxer
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby Postboxer » 17 Aug 2015, 3:12pm

Should have kept it, you'd look like some kind of mystical wizard.

Flinders
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby Flinders » 17 Aug 2015, 8:41pm

Postboxer wrote:Should have kept it, you'd look like some kind of mystical wizard.


That's ravens. :mrgreen:

Fasgadh
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby Fasgadh » 19 Aug 2015, 8:20am

Last year in Herefordshire, I was narrowly missed by a squirrel which fell from the sky - dropped by a buzzard.

I am so glad tortoises are not native here.

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tykeboy2003
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby tykeboy2003 » 19 Aug 2015, 3:01pm

Cycling to work a couple of weeks back near the Village of Manton, Lincolnshire (8 miles south of Scunthorpe) at about 7:30 when a Barn Owl flew from behind some trees and proceeded to fly along the road about 10 yards in front of me matching my speed. I've only seen them on a couple of occasions before and never so close. It was quite magical.

AuraTodd
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Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Postby AuraTodd » 19 Aug 2015, 6:04pm

Perhaps he/she doesn't like cyclists. Been chased up the road with a broom, but that wasn't by a buzzard (not yet).