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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thought we had a mega tick here.


Imagine my face this afternoon when a customer sent me the above photo saying his daughter was out dog walking when she saw this bird of prey at Beacon Hill and would like to know what it was.
I was in town at the time shopping with Lynda and as I zoomed the photo in expecting to see a Sparrowhawk or Kestrel my eyes nearly popped out.
Thinking straight away of an escapee, other than the impossible, I tried to contact him to find out if it was Bradford or Halifax Beacon Hill and get more details.
Later in the afternoon I managed to contact him and all was revealed . What his daughter had failed to tell him was there was a sign on the fence saying birds of prey so it must me a private keeper or sanctuary up Beacon Hill Southowram which the Halifax lads probably know about.
Thanks to David Judson for contacting me anyway and his daughter for being interested, who knows , next time we may have a Sea Eagle over Fly Flatts.
BS

4 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Now that would be a mega tick .
Wasn't aware of this at Southowram Bri but if we do see a 'big thing' over Beacon Hill then it's good to be aware and not to jump to immediate conclusions!

david langley said...

The place is called falconrylife and it is on Marsh Lane
They are doing a display at Cromwell Bottom open day on 20th August

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

That'd be nice to see soaring Soil Hill and Calderdale

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that David
Dream on Dave B.