“I think it must have been nesting nearby and was probably protecting its territory or chicks.

“It had five goes at me and clipped the top of my head on the last but I wasn’t badly hurt just a bit shaken up by the whole experience,” said Sara who is joint owner of the Snitterfield Arms public house.

She contacted the Herald to alert other joggers, cyclists and walkers in Snitterfield to make them aware the bird is airborne and at times a bit angry.

A spokesperson for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said this week: “Attacks on humans are very infrequent.

“It probably was the case that this buzzard was protecting its young because buzzards are very maternal by nature and will react to any sort of disturbance near their nests.”