More on the buzzards

Home » Latest News » More on the buzzards

Linda Hall has contacted us about yesterday's buzzards story. She writes: "I was very interested to read the report about the Buzzards seen in the Village. They have been flying over Swanbach Mill for at least five years and are often seen sitting in the old tree by the mill pond. The crows and magpies will mob them given the chance to try and get them to go away. Though they do swoop over the lawn, we have never seen them catching songbirds (unlike the hawks). They seem to find their food in the fields opposite towards the River Weaver.

Our neighbour Andrew Smith, whose family have lived in the area for a very long time, (his Uncle, Godfrey Smith was the last miller at Swanbach Mill when it ceased milling in 1918) has commented that the buzzards were originally from Delamere Forest and have migrated south to Audlem and are now to be seen here all year round. Even the birds know what a wonderful place Audlem is to live but we haven't seen them in the refurbished Combermere yet!

It is lovely to see them and hear their mewing cries, especially when they have a fledgling with them.


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Wed 26 Feb 6:06am  |  hits: 1,430

Update: Helen Cartwright sent us this good news on Dime the Lost Dog."I'm delighted to tell you that she was found yesterday, safe and sound having run all the way to Wybunbury!Many thanks for your helpKind regardsHelen Wainwright"Lost: Mainly Black, Some White On Face And Chest And White Tip On Her Tail Border Collie Female.Her name is DimeLost somewhere between the...

Jo and Allan Brown
Sun 23 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 1,070

Allan and Jo Brown — Pillars of our CommunityAs I sit here with my glass of wine — alcohol is necessary because no great story ever began with someone eating a salad — I contemplate the fact that great pubs don't happen by accident. Some clever people have made them happen, through their choice of staff, drinks, decor, furnishings and, more importantly, by stamping their personalities on...

road closed
Sat 22 Feb 6:06am  |  hits: 981

Information from Cheshire East Proposed Traffic Management ReportFriday February 28thLonghill Lane will be closed "near Audlem Cricket Club and Windmill Lane" from 9.30am to 3.30pm.This is to allow the erection of Horse Warning...