Joggers hurt in buzzard attacks

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    They have buzzards in England? Who knew? :eusa_eh:

     
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    There are even arctic species of "buzzards" ;)
     
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    I had never really thought about it. Imagine my surprise.

    No hummingbirds in Hawaii though...
     
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    That I will take your word for it, I've never seen a documentary on humming birds. Sometimes I sit through odd shows but it's pretty random on what I watch.
     
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    I learned that from Alton Brown on Iron Chef America. Apparently, pollinating the pineapple is a bad thing.
     
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    Here in America we call them hawks.
     
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    Buzzards attacking people?

    That's rather unlike them, isn't it?

    I mean they're enormous birds, but they're carrion eaters.

    Something triggered those attacks.

    Not a clue what it was but carrion eaters are notoriously shy when it comes to getting into battles with living creatures, aren't they?

    BTW, I love vultures and buzzards. Amazing flyers.

    They stink like you wouldn't believe, though.
     
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    as someone else mentioned, in the US the buzzards are called hawks. they eat almost everything, insects, small mammals, carrion, they especially like roadkill. that's why they hang out near the autobahn and sometimes end up as roadkill, too if they get too greedy or have bad timing.

    maybe this jogger was reaaaaaaaaallly slooooooow.


    EDIT:second buzzard attack

     
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    Ah, I see. Bloody English language. When are the English ever going to learn how to speak it correctly, one wonders.

    So it was Hawk attacks, not buzzard attacks?.

    Entirely different birds of a feather those.

    Yeah, I can see a hawk attacking people if that hawk thought it or its fledglings were threatened.

    Hawks don't take much BS.
     
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    which was it a buzzard or a hawk...both will attack if you are close to the nest....that was some attack however...a buzzard is a carrion...the are hardly combative...a hawk however will dive bomb you....that is the thing that gives smaller birds the advantage..if you have seen a group of sparrows on a hawk...they will stay on top of the hawk...hitting him from above...the hawk is defenseless...he can only dive bomb...he can do nothing to the sparrows if they stay above him and attack in a little mob....
     

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