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Monday, September 22, 2014

White Stork , Heaton to Cottingly area

                   Photos from mobile phone


               Can see black wing tips on this shot

Customer Val Thornton and daughter rang me around lunch time today saying there was a large Crane like bird in a tree by the Heaton to Cottingley road by the Stoney Ridge traffic lights and they,d taken some distant shots on a mobile.
A phone call to DCB got him out on the case but the bird had gone after he did a thorough check of the area.
From the photos its obviously a White Stork, either wild or a Harewood bird but a great find and a good record for Bradford.

Thanks a million Val and daughter for the call and pics, really well spotted.
Thanks to Dave Barker for trying to re locate the bird.
BS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A very good find, I think it's been 3 years or so since we had one in the wider area.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

A nice find by your customers Bri and good to get some record shots.