Dive-bombing Buzzard

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Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby JimBo » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:40 am

Cycling towards Ellon from the Methlick side, past the turn for the TT course, there is a a wooded area on your left hand side past the quarry, I felt a rather large bump to the back of my head. Thinking it was a pheasant, it has happened before I stopped to inspect the damage noting 2 gouges out of the helmet near the top, I was then aware of a swooshing as something went past me rather close to my head again.

I looked up and saw a buzzard land on a branch, dare to say I beat a rather hasty retreat along the road, on foot, and again was dive-bombed by the blasted bird again, only when I was clear of the wooded area did I get on my bike, and not too ashamed to say had it been a TT would have mostly likely beaten my personal best.

Closer inspection of my helmet shows how it had racked it talons from the bottom of my helmet to the top, in what could have been an attempt to remove it.

So not only do we have to look out for cars, seems buzzards are also a hazard.

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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby mike g » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Told you not to wear that rabbit outfit when your on your bike ;)
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby megamouth » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:43 pm

Never saw a buzzard the first 20 years I was up here - now they are attempting to take over the world - where's Alfred Hitchcock when you need him.
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby JimBo » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:03 pm

There are a lot of them about, population explosion by the look of it. Online search tells you they appear to get very aggressive around this time, attacking anything that gets too close to their nests, even white van man, though that buzzard did not last long when it attached the wrong van. Joggers, cyclist, walkers, anything.

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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby Dave H » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:03 am

Yep, also got hit by the buzzard last night at the same spot. There are other reports of another buzzard opposite the Pitmedden Gardens entrance.
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby JimBo » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:02 pm

How do I upload a piccie?
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby Russ » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTJYc8O1 ... ata_player
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby Carol » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:31 pm

Tamsin has been chased twice by the Buzzard while on her bike....like a scene from Loney Tunes, every time she turned around it was getting bigger and closer......but didnt let it catch her :D
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby Colin A » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:25 pm

I remember the days when I was chased by burds 8-)
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Re: Dive-bombing Buzzard

Postby JimBo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:46 pm

Getting nostalgic with the D-Day landing programmes on?
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