Raven and Buzzard

It’s funny to see how often one uses relative size for bird identification. When we see a large black bird flying next to a bird of prey of the same size, I assume the black bird to be a Carrion Crow, so the bird of prey can’t be too big… Well, in this case the bird of prey is a Buzzard, not too small, and the black bird a Raven. Indeed quite a bit bigger as a Carrion Crow…

It was nice to be able to capture these two species together in one image. For more Raven pictures, see my website.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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