Wednesday, 17 September 2008

A walk round the tree nursery, and Migrant Alley this afternoon was very quiet. I was struggling to find anything significant, even the SWALLOWS (just 1) and HOUSE MARTINS (just 6) had deserted my patch! I contented myself with watching the LINNET and GOLDFINCH in the paddocks, while also keeping an eye in the sky for one of them Honey Buzzards that everyone keeps seeing! After a final scan of the fence posts and Maize crop, for Wheatear or Whinchat came up negative, I decided to make my way round the north end of Migrant alley and through the scrubby wood. A small piece of action at last with the sighting of a LESSER WHITETHROAT, also a male BULLFINCH with a well developed young one. I made my way down to the greenhouse complex, and was going to go up the lane for home, but I made myself go and have another look round the Tree nursery, despite my legs getting hot and weary! However, halfway across the field my tired feet were dancing again, for low in the sky, coming from the direction of the wet woods and Lake (where it may have been feeding) came an OSPREY!! the second this month! 7 years I've waited for an unlikely sighting of this impressive raptor, then I get two in less than a month, absolutely brilliant. This second bird came much lower and I got some acceptable photo's of it.

Below are some of the pics:












10 comments:

Adam said...

Fantastic pics Warren - when you going to see one of these Honey Buzzards!!!

Warren Baker said...

I think ive missed out Adam. :-(

The Bald Birder said...

Brilliant - they are impressive on their breeding grounds, but finding them on your local patch in Kent adds a real sparkle to the day. I was happy to get records shots of the birds on Sunday, but you've eclipsed those!

Simon said...

WOW...a second Osprey!! Fantastic photos.

Greenie said...

Warren ,
I say two Osprey sightings in the month is being greedy .
Well done , great shots .

Steve said...

What can I say? FANTASTIC!! Great pics too

Kingsdowner said...

Great shots Warren, I'd liked to have seen your dance!

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Great shots Warren.

fishing guy said...

Warren: Great shots of the Osprey, I love to see a bird on wing.

Dave Jordan said...

Hi Warren
Read your entry on kosnet, so went to your site, very nice pics, not had chance at an Osprey myself but live in hopes, well done!
Dave Jordan