Sunday, 13 September 2009

Honey Buzzard......!!!!!

A very quiet start to the morning with clear skies and only a distant flock of 5 large finches(poss Crossbills).At about 8.30 cloud moved over from the n/w,immediatly things picked up 10 LBBGull moved west 15 Swallows s/w,3 House Martin west,Meadow Pipits s/w, 1 Mistle thrush high south , 4 chaffinch and then a large raptor moveing south over coley garden Centre as soon as I got it in the scope i knew it was a Honey its head sticking out and looking like a cukcoo.gliding on flat wings with a couple of powerfull beats and then back to a glide.as it got above EGPits it turned giving excellent views of buldging secondries and long narrow tail with central kink..It then fanned its tail an turned as it was now being mobbed by swallows.Then glided and dissapeared low towards the gravel pits not to be seen again...Very very nice.

4 comments:

Brian Sumner said...

Well Spotted Andy, a great record.

AndyC said...

To say i was supriaed was an understatement.It was only just above the garden centre when I picked it up I thought it was going to be a Common as they been on the move this week,but when I saw its head I was well chuffed.!!!

Iain G said...

Chuffin hell, nice one Andy!

AndyC said...

Cheers Iain,hope all is well with you.You should give vis - mig a go from Swales moor ,I reckon it may be pretty good.