Following the Red Kite over the County Cricket Ground yesterday a Honey Buzzard drifted over to the west at 13.45 this time not attracting attention from the gulls. Five minutes later it looked to be returning but this was a Common Buzzard. Some speculation as to whether it was moving ahead of the thundery showers that set in 45 minutes later.
Arriving in Somerset from France where had just had excellent views of a pair; was fairly sure I'd seen one just as we left the A 303 at Podimore, heading towards Somerton. Sat June 8th, around 11.10. Glad to hear that they are sometimes to be found in the area.
8 June was the same day as the Coleford Honey Buzzard.
There was another Honey Buzzard yesterday between Wells and Maesbury late afternoon. Found by chance, whilst checking out a small group of Buzzards I suddenly noticed a Honey Buzzard higher up, completely separate from the Common Buzzards, heading North. I was unable to post yesterday due to no internet access last night.
By making a point of trying to Sky watch as and when I can in May and June and checking groups of Buzzards I have been lucky to see 2 HB and 3 Red Kites (inc 1 seen 'accidentally' over our garden).