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Friday, March 16, 2012

Red Kite, Shelf Moor






The birding god certainly looked down on me tonight whilst on a trip to Tesco.
Had to do my weekly trip taking the step mother from Shelf Moor to Tesco and nearly didnt put the camera in my pocket as it was last light but thought Shelf Moor could produce a Little Owl.
As I drove down Shelf Moor road about to turn round to her house I saw a very high raptor soaring and just thought Sparrowhawk but as I got half turned and saw its size up to the mobbing corvids I switched to Buzzard. A quick stop and jumped out of the car and as I was getting the camera from my pocket ,
 RED KITE.!!  Only managed record shots as it was coming dark and the bird was high up slowly gliding >NW in the direction of Ogden whilst I was stood on the white line with the car half blocking the road, didnt half get some foul looks.
My instincts were to jump in the car and get in front of the bird but the step mother came out with the face on so thought it best to get to Tesco.
BS

5 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Fantastic Bri - you don't half love shopping!!!!!!!!!!!! What a good bird to get so late on in the day as well. Glad you had the camera handy as well - great record shots. What a belter to set you up for the weekend.

NigelK said...

Bloomin marvellous, thanks for the call; I shot into the back yard on spec. The area certainly has had some raptor movement in the past 48 hours or so.

Dean said...

Nice one, Brian. I wish the birding gods would look down on me.

AndyC said...

Nice one Bri,looks lie we might have a red Kite kicking around,

Danny said...

A great bird to see locally Brian, well spotted and even better to get a snap. Hope it stays in the local area and soars above me so I can see it too.