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The Common Buzzard Buteo buteo is a migrant species in Finland. With recent mild winters the number of wintering birds has, however, increased. The past autumn was mild and wet and and many buzzards skipped the fall migration and stayed put. Then, in the New Year, the weather suddenly changed starting a proper winter. Temperatures have been down to -20 C and a thick layer of snow covers the ground all across the country. The wintering Buzzards are now facing hard times. Adult male Common Buzzard, S Finland, Feb 7th, 2021.

The Common Buzzard Buteo buteo is a migrant species in Finland. It used to be a rare bird in winter, but with recent mild winters the number of wintering birds has, however, increased. The past autumn was mild and wet and and many buzzards skipped the fall migration and stayed in the country. Then, in the New Year, the weather suddenly changed for an old-time proper winter. Temperatures have been down to -20 C below freezing and a thick layer of snow covers the ground all across the country. The wintering Buzzards are now facing hard times. Adult male Common Buzzard, S Finland, Feb 7th, 2021.


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