Injured buzzard that was hit by a car in Chatteris dies at rescue centre
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A buzzard that was hit by a car and injured in Chatteris has sadly died at a rescue centre.
The brown feathered bird of prey was found by officers from the rural crime action team who were on patrol in the area on Sunday (January 13).
They posted on social media to say that The Raptor Foundation in Huntingdon was called to the rescue.
Despite hopes he would make a full recovery, a spokesperson for the centre announced this morning that he had died overnight due to the severity of his injuries.
“Unfortunately his injuries got worse and he deteriorated over the past few days. This usually happens after a road injury and shock can play a part in it too.
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“It is very sad.”
The common buzzard measures between 40 and 58 cm in length with a 109 to 140 cm wingspan.
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It breeds in woodlands, usually on the fringes, but favours hunting over open land.
Birds from the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere typically migrate south for the northern winter.