Klaus Peter Brodersen photography

Honey buzzard 2013

After DCE requested this picture of the European Honey buzzard chick (Pernis apivorus) as cover photo for the 2015 NOVANA report on monitoring of birds, I revisited my archives for a reediting. In summer 2013 the Honey buzzards were nesting in a tall conifer in a clearing of an abandoned cable street in our nearby forest in Sweden. The two newly hatched white chicks were observed first time on July 7 and last time I visited the nest with the large immature birds was on August 10. The pictures are heavily cropped and were unfortunately captured in reduced JPG-format.

The distribution of the Honey buzzard as breeding bird in Denmark seems stable since last monitoring in 2008 (approx 650 pairs) .  Link to the report