A beautiful bird, the Honey Buzzard. Can’t help preying on bees, but quite partial to wasps, too. Fair play to it.
Hear its call – and learn about its tenuous connection to honey – on this link to the BBC’s “Tweet of The Day“.
“The Honey Buzzard is more closely related to the Kite than it is to our common Buzzard. It gets its name for its fondness, not for honey, but for the grubs of bees and wasps. The bird locates their nests by watching where the insects go from a branch. It then digs out the honeycomb with its powerful feet and breaks into the cells.”