Hawks, vultures and eagles (Accipitridae)
Where to see them
Only a handful of birds come to the UK each year, mainly to locations on the east coast. Coastal marshes and farmland are favoured. Occasional larger influxes occur, following good breeding success by the birds and then a food shortage in Scandinavia.
When to see them
Birds arrive in the UK from October and stay until spring.
What they eat
Mammals, including rabbits and voles. On the breeding grounds, lemmings are a staple food.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||-||Between 10 and 150 (in influx years)||Between 10 and 150 (in influx years)|