Sunday, June 26, 2011

Back in action!!..... 26-06-2011

Osprey > N.... seven images (c) 2011
W F3, rising to 23C and above, 3/8 becoming 1/8, 65km, QNH 1018 rising
Breeding season just about done now..... thus for me the first tranch of sky watching for some while. A cracking morning and just right for mid summer action and especially after the run of poor days. Curlews congregating c35, with some overhead westerly movement. Redshank, a couple high west were probable movers. Lapwings congregating on the in-byes are reaching c120 but with no obvious movement today. The first juv Black headed Gull of the season went south but this was one of few BHG's with the main push some way off yet. Lesser black backed Gulls still moving NW strongly with a single Herring in amongst. A few Swifts west into the wind were today probable feeders.... and then in conjunction with a Globemaster an obvious large raptor on approach NNW..... an Osprey... giving a good show as it passed overhead off the N end. Quite probably the last "spring"? migrant this year. Finally just as the camera was back in the car, with no chance to power it up, the enigmatic drone of a couple of Spitfires right over head, going somewhere north.


Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Osprey shots fantastic Dave.The Spitfires also came over Malsis school at Cowling - Josh was in an all day cricket tournament there.

June 27, 2011 4:09 pm  
Blogger AndyC said...

Back with a bang dave ..great photos

June 28, 2011 6:29 am  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Andy and Howard... a great bird and a great experience, pitty it didnt hang around for too long. Noted there were a couple at Leighton Moss yesterday morning (Monday), so perhaps thats where it got to? as it was heading that way....

June 28, 2011 8:35 pm  
Blogger DJSutcliffe said...

Amazing shots Dave and a fantastic record for June in our area.

July 19, 2011 9:55 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Thanks Dave, it came from Calderdale but essentially went straight through northish after the water attracted it low.... do have more shots which I will post in due course.....

July 20, 2011 9:19 pm  

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