A chance encounter with a pair of buzzards and their juvenile, which was literally a few days from leaving the nest. I returned the following week and the youngster had fledged.
I only discovered the nest due to following the male with a mouse in its talon returning to the waiting mother and juvenile. At this stage both male and female share the hunting. When the two adults were together the size differential showed that the smaller male was on feeding duties. I am the first to admit that I cannot usually tell the difference between male and female buzzards when I see them hunting alone.
I was able to get close to the nest and takes some images with the mother remaining fully confident that the nest was not under threat. As with many animals and birds, the female was aware that there were natural obstacles between the potential threat (of me with camera) and themselves. In this case all the images were either taken below the nest or from one of two rocky ledges at the same height as the nest but not conencted to the ledge where the nest was built. The mother could clearly tell that I was not capable of leaping from one ledge to the other!