This buzzard was found locally lying on the ground in a bit of a poor state after being mobbed by crows.
Birds that breed in colonies like crows and gulls are widely seen to attack intruders, especially when their young and territory are threatened by the arrival of a larger bird. This includes flying about the intruder, dive bombing, loud squawking and defecating on them.
Although suffering with possible nerve damage to his leg, fortunately an x-ray showed no breaks with the buzzard we received.
Over the next few weeks, we hope that with some gentle physiotherapy, the leg will regain its movement and he can begin to build fitness again in one of the re-hab aviaries in our new raptor hospital.