Happy Easter all.
Yesterday I watched this buzzard "assume the position" on a cliff face.
It quite deliberately found a spot, opened its wings and lay there for some 7 to 10 minutes. Watchfull but otherwise quite still.
Sunbathing seemed a bit dubious as it was very hot,,average 29 deg's.
Camouflaging for a kill? There were some nesting fulmers in the cliff.
My friend suggested it was picking up ants for the formic acid to rid itself of unwanted pests.
All of these are guess's.
So, does anyone out there know if this is some kind of "buzzard / raptor behaviour pattern"