Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Local birding: Ospreys - Brockholes Quarry, Lancs - 8th April 2008.

The Ospreys keep coming on the local patch with a vigil from 09:00-16:30 producing singles north at 12:11 & 12:56. Although neither bird was seen to fly in from a particular direction, both showed no interest in following the river upstream of the site as they headed on the same northerly flightline, overflying the site quite high. My gut feeling is that they had arrived from the south and not arrived from downriver. The record shot above is of the 12:11 bird. A White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler & 3 Wheatear were also new-in . Seven Ospreys are now considered to have gone through since 4th April and still time for more! - At 16:30, I cracked to twitch the River Lune Bluethroat!