This shouldn't happen. But it does, over and over again.
Today I went up into the hills to check how the local breeding pair of Eurasian Eagle Owl was doing, when I saw three Buteos gliding over. I took many photos of the first one, then noticed the second one had passed so much overhead already that I only took one pic (bad angle), and then focussed on the third one to take better pictures.
And of course, it turns out that the second Buteo was indeed the most interesting one - and I have only one picture.
Okay, the other two were clearly Common Buzzards, Buteo buteo, but the picture of the second bird does seem to show a few hints that might point towards it being a Rough-legged Buzzard (or Rough-legged Hawk if you will).
I am not sure though, but should be as this species would be a local rarity. not extremely unlikely, but very nice nevertheless.
What do you think?
The first picture is not altered at all beyond cropping. The second picture is brightened up and with increased contrast.