As a group, we have been observing and giving protection to Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus in the New Forest, Hampshire, for the past 50 years. Normally, we do not publish our findings, but in recent years there has been such wild speculation as to the numbers of `HBs' in this country (for example, Brit. Birds 96: 37-39) that we feel obliged to comment. In our experience, Honey-buzzards in Britain ...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now