Common Buzzards in fragmented farmland in the eastern Netherlands showed fairly good breeding results in 1997 during a country-wide trough in voles (Table 1), although clutch and brood size were smaller in ‘97 than in 1996 (Table 2), The comparatively good results were probably due to high rabbit numbers in the study area. Mean nearest neighbour distance in 1997 was 560 m (range 85-1030 m).

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