The honey buzzard is a large bird of prey, that has a long tail and broad wings - they are similar to buzzards. Their plumage varies vastly depending on the age of the bird, but adults tend to be a grey-ish brown colour with light underparts.
Honey Buzzard numbers are on the rise, and this could be put down to the maturing conifer forests maturing in the uplands. These birds are visitors to the UK in summer and spend winters in Africa.
Any nesting site of these birds is kept secret to keep away egg collectors.
Their diets mainly consist of insect larvae or wasps and bees.
Europe’s smallest eagle, the booted eagle, otherwise known as the Booted Hawk Eagle, prefers the warmer climes of southern Europe and south central Asia and whilst not threatened globally, its population within Europe is showing signs of decline.
A member of the sub-family of booted eagles due to its feather covered legs and named after the famous Italian ornithologist Franco Andrea Bonelli, the species is considered endangered across Europe but secure elsewhere within its range.