Monday, 21 March 2011

Osprey the 'with' get in

mallard and canada goose have only been the highlights over the last few days,so today i finished work early as it was the first spring like day of the year
a few meadow pipits singing along with a kestrel were seen along the walk to the res, the conversion of the boathouse into a scouting boaty place seems to nearing completion and looks quite secure so the pissheads hopefully wont get in and wreck it!!
i was at the far side of the res when i clocked a large bird heading towards me from the direction of the radio mast,i realised it was a raptor and having seen a few buzzards up here over the years i thought it may be one,but theirs alway but! i noticed the 'droopy' wings 'OSPREY' i shouted to no one! even the sheep looked uninterested! i hoped it would come over the res but carried on its north-easterly flight taking it more towards oxygrains bridge. i texted dave sutcliffe who was at cold edge dams

so at last after 26 years of birding in Halifax i finally got osprey on the list (about time) will enjoy a few beers tonight!!!!!

the 'with'

also have a look at THE GREEN WITHENS list which has photos of nearly every birds i ever seen here


Anonymous said...

Nice one, Darrell. Well worth the wait, as was my first Cortonwood one, last year.

darrell j prest said...

cheers dean long wait for a cracking bird

AndyC said...

Very very Nice ,,,and one of our earliest ever...Unblocked...

DJSutcliffe said...

Hope you enjoyed your few beers! Great stuff Darrell and always good to get a photo as well. Thanks for the message sent round to the 'troops' - much appreciated.

darrell j prest said...


thanks even though im not part of the 'calderbirds' or even the grapevine! i will ALWAYS send news of birds i see in calderdale and i appreciate the texts


heavy birder said...

Well Done Darrell,Monties next ?