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Monday, April 4, 2016

GERONIMO !

                        At last, Osprey for Queensbury









A chain of events today just fell into place for a change.
A text this morning of a single Wheatear down Old Guy Rd from DW geared me up to go back to work in the car and check the area on route taking the big guns camera with me.
Nothing developed around the cricket field area but this left me with the car and camera at work.
Just before 1430 hrs a call from Andy Cockroft reporting an Osprey over Northowram and heading for Queensbury. Andy made me laugh calmly saying," if you,ve a couple on minutes spare pop out in the car park, theres an Osprey heading your way".
You can imagine what happened next, spanners up in the air, car keys out, camera at the ready and then the wait.
After possibly 10 minutes nothing so I put the camera away and a final look around before I went back in the garage sulking.
Suddenly, high above me and barely visible was a strange shape which looked like two birds together until it came out of the cloud and turned, OSPREY !
Back to the car and firing shots like somebody gone mad at the bird which was mega high and drifting in and out of the clouds.
It must have seen me taking photos as it suddenly turned and did a lap of honour before heading off >NE over the Dailie fields and heading for the Aire valley.
A call to HC at Oxenhope to alert him found him at Barden where the bird or another passed late afternoon.
Many thanks to AC for the quick alert call getting me a superb sighting 5 years from my last one.
BS

10 comments:

Howard Creber said...

Great shots Fog !!

Brian Sumner . said...

Second one over the garage in 10 years. When the next one comes I,ll be able to rest the camera on my Zimmer frame Comp.

Danny said...

Superb pictures of a majestic bird well done Brian & AC for getting the word to you.Bet you were picking those spanners up with a smile on your face,having the right camera at the right time gave a great result!

Ian H. said...

Well done Brian, excellent sighting and fabulous pictures, your grapevine works really well!

First Ring Ouzel of the year at Keighley Moor Reservoir this morning.

Cheers
Ian H.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stonking stuff Bri.
Great photos. A red letter day.

John.

Brian sumner said...

Thats the beauty of birding, you never know whats going to happen day to day. Nice one on the Ring ouzels Ian, soil hill next. The grapevine is the best thing ever. Been trying to get Bfd one for years.

David Sutcliffe said...

What a belter - blow the spanners !!!

Dan Lambert said...

Delighted for you, Brian, especially after your tough fogged-out winter. The osprey is the least you deserve.

Dan Lambert said...

Delighted for you, Brian, especially after your tough fogged-out winter. The osprey is the least you deserve.

Brian sumner said...

All credit to AC otherwise it would have gone over unseen at that height. Thanks for all the interest.