Another escaped North American bird species was in Cuddesdon yesterday. I noticed an unusual raptor heading north of the village, it was bulkier than a Sparrowhawk, but not a Common Buzzard. As it swooped up to land in a tree it revealed red upperwings and a clear white rump: a Harris Hawk, probably an escaped falconers bird, just like this one:
Following the Snow Goose in April, this continues the 2012 trend of bizarre, rather than interesting, bird records. When will the next legitimate new species for Cuddesdon ever arrive?