Thursday, 3 April 2014

NEW URBAN BIRD TICK AND A CRACKER TOO

I thought the peregrine was going to be my best bird in the town centre but on my ciggy break at 12:30 I had an Osprey flying really low, roof top low, couldn't believe it just wished I had my camera. I'll have to console myself it would've been a rubbish image with all the smog, maybe that's why it was flying so low.
If it carried on flying on it's flight path it would've hit Kingsthorpe, so it was heading North'ish, still people either had their heads down or buried into the screen of their "smartphones". The feral pigeons didn't though.....

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  1. Yeh, they would have been rubbish pictures...lol. Great spot for the town centre though Douglas...[;o)

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    1. Yeah not sure what was thicker the smog or my ciggy smoke I almost swallowed my ciggy when I saw it.

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    1. Even better news that will put a smile on your face Keith is the government has said NO to anymore/extending the Badger cull as it's been deemed ineffective (as they'd been told) and uneccesarily cruel (again as they were told).

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    2. Almost there. They are still going ahead with the culls again down south; just not rolling it out to other sites .......... yet.

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    3. Yeah I miss heard it on the news, one small detail that was missed out! I was reading today after your comment and was fuming to see it's still going ahead in the current areas, you'd think they'd have better things to do in Somerset, it's going to be unmonitored(!), no research to base wether it's succesful or not (why do it then?) s basically not a cull a blood letting, I hope anyone planning a visit to Somerset thinks about going elsewhere instead

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  3. Yeh don't beat ya self up about the missed photo opportunity mate, you would have had to drop your fag and that wouldn't have been worth it!!!

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    1. Too true, got myself a mountain bike today...seriously lol

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  4. I spend hours gazing out over sea lochs and you see one in Northampton. That is amazing.

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    1. Couldn't believe my own eyes recognised what it was straight away, I hope it's an omen for my luck this summer with this species.

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  5. A city Osprey is an amazing sighting, Doug!!

    The only Osprey that I saw yesterday had me peering through the gloom to try and see what it was doing - I was on my first turn of duty of the season at Rutland Water, and you could only just make out the lone female in Manton Bay. Sadly, the male (5R) has not yet returned. We're hoping that it's only a case of his return being held up by bad weather.

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    1. Richard it was amazing seeing one but it was really low I almost dismised i has a gull at first it was to much higher then the surronding buildings it as brilliant, I was hoping it was one of the Rutland, I reckon yesterday smog was playing havoc with this individual.

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