Scientific name: Buteo buteo
Listen out for the cat-like, 'kee-yaa' calls of the buzzard as it soars high over farmland and woodland. Once suffering from severe persecution and pesticide poisoning, it has made a stunning comeback to most of the UK.
Average lifespan: 12 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).