Corwen wrote:They are very common, I've seen as many as 8 in the air at one time over the farm here. They eat roadkill among other things which is probably why they are doing well at the moment.
katie bridgewater wrote:I know of no traditional folklore associated with buzzards. They're ever so common in the UK so not something special. They have acquired some status in recent years because most people live in towns these days, and are not used to seeing them, but I don't think they have any magical properties traditionally. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
There is a lot of folklore/tradition/superstition attached to Corvids in Europe. Wrens are also very special, as are herons and cranes, cuckoos nightingales...The list is endless, so really the buzzard is a very ordinary bird in comparison!
katie bridgewater wrote:But every living thing DOES have a story, Kris, just not always one you need to know about...
I found Graham Harvey's Animist Manifesto most helpful in getting my head round this concept. He has kindly given us permission to reproduce the Manifesto on our website:
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