I know they cause some people grief but they do not impact on my life or business adversly so I really enjoy seeing them. Seeing a couple patrolling the skys and calling out makes me feel the countryside is that little bit more wild than the general overcrowded feeling I have living in the South East.
Cracking pics, have two on one of my permissions, only problem I see for them is the amount of crows that pester the feckin life out of them, was out with the farmer and loads of the black rats (his words) where attacking one of the buzzards and when it was chased off they came right over to the feed that the farmer has and I put several of the crows out of the buzzards life on a permanent basis and the buzzards where happily settled in peace until the next time. Farmer has loads of amazing pics over his walls and I thought that he had bought them but No he had taken them all himself at different parts of his land.
Branchers is typically a term for any bird that has vacated the nest but not the nesting tree, however it is also a falconry term, and therefore I assumed that the aforementioned meant the same after all the thread was Buzzard!I think gzl is thinking you mean shooting buzzards, not branchers, which I know you mean young crows, but gzl obviously doesn't.