Today is Buzzard Day.
Buzzards are large birds of which there are 26 species. The term Buzzard is often applied to many birds who aren't in fact true Buzzards.
Buzzards are a type of medium to large Hawk of which there are 26 species.
True Buzzards can be distinguished by their large tails, broad wings and their slow heavy wing beats in flight.
The Common Buzzard ranges all over Europe and up into Scandinavia. Other Buzzards are found in Eurasia, northern Africa and North America.
Vultures are often called Buzzards even though they are not the same bird. Buzzards are more likely to hunt live prey then eat carrion although they will eat already dead animals.
For more interesting facts on Buzzards and their differences to other birds often called Buzzards there are some links below.
By Brendon Crook