| Hello My name is Teg,
I am a (Not so) Common Buzzard, bred in
captivity. I have been at North Wales Reptile and Raptor Sanctuary for 8 years.
I was about 18 months when I came to the centre in a very bad way. The first
picture I have put on my letter is of me a few months after the Sanctuary had
taken me in, you can see the scaring on my sear (the yellow bit of my beak) but
you can't see all the other scars they had to fix which took about 6
I had a closed ring on so they were able to trace my origins and
send word that I had been found but nobody wanted to say they owned
The sanctuary say that I am still not fit to rehome, I still
don't like people (Gary is not too bad) but I don't fling myself around the
aviary as soon as a human approaches anymore . The people who owned me first
made me very scared of everything as well as not fixing the damage that
occurred to my beak, wings and legs.
I am so settled at the
Sanctuary that for the last 5 years I have laid eggs, in a nest I build new
every year out of twigs. I sometimes see very attractive male buzzards flying
past and one even landed on my aviary to say Hello.
The Staff here
say I will never be able to fly free because I don't like people, they are very
pleased if they can take me out of my aviary to clean it and to weigh and
inspect me for health each week without me getting too upset.
you see how much better I look in my second picture: I am very content here I
eat very well, I like rat, chick, mouse, quail, rabbit and sometimes for a
special treat 'squirrel'. I am healthy in my body now but I am still scared of
I am probably going to live for another 30 years and I hope
that will be here at the sanctuary where I am generally left alone to enjoy the
view. If you would like to sponsor me please tell North Wales Reptile and
Raptor Sanctuary, by filling in the form below and Email it to Jane@nwrr.co.uk
and she will tell you how I'm doing.
I won't ever enjoy seeing you
but thank you for making sure I get fed