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    Buzzard "Dive Bombs" RAF Man

    NewsBirds of Prey NewsFriday 08 July 2011
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    An RAF reservist was left bleeding and wounded after being dive bombed by a buzzard in the Oxfordshire countryside. An expert last night said the bird would probably have been defending its chicks. Mr Izzard, who lives in the village of Letcombe Bassett, said: “The best way to describe it was if someone dropped a brick on your head from about 10 feet.

    “I started to look around for somebody behind the hedge.

    “When I regained my senses it was just up in the tree 20 to 30 feet away looking directly at me and screeching at me.

    “It left me with great big scratches – it tore through the skin.”

    This story is the second account of birds of prey attacking people to come out of Oxfordshire in as many months, after reports of red kites swooping on students at a school in Watlington.

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