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Jay mimicking Buzzard

We live and learn!!   Today in a Sussex wood I heard the distinctive ‘mews’ from a pair of buzzards circling overhead, a little later,  another appeared to be calling  close by from up in an oak tree, but it looked a bit small. Found my binoculars and to my amazement it was a Jay,doing a perfect imitation of a common Buzzard, over and over for at least 5 minutes!! Though reported by others, this was a first for me …or was it? Hard to tell! I’ll never call Buzzard again unless I can see it!!