I started the leap day off right with a buzzard sighting at the Fort. One (large) buzzard flew overhead as I was walking the dogs this morning, pursued by 2 crows. Strangely all 3 birds were silent, and if I hadn’t been looking at the time, I probably would have missed them.
Normally the crows call out and harass a buzzard they are trying to drive away, so that it draws attention to what they perceive as the interloper.
The buzzard gracefully slipped through the upper branches of the trees to shake off it’s pursuers.
A few steps later, I also saw some fresh deer prints in the mud, another good sign.