Saturday, April 30, 2011

Barn Door and Prat again....

Ruckland,Lincolnshire Wolds.

Industrial sunset at South Killingholme.
With the continued prescence of the 2nd calendar year White-tailed Eagle being seen at Ruckland deep in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds,i made the trip over to see it today and eventually after a 5 hour wait,saw this majestic raptor.The bird flew in from a northerly direction and did a superb flypast over the village and into the area were the fishponds are,did a few circuits,scaring the living daylights out of the local geese and Mallard population and promptly sat in a large Beech tree.I then walked around along the public footpath to be treated to some excellent views of this monster bird of prey as it preened and watched the Greylag's below,no doubt eyeing up it's next meal,before it took flight again and disappeared behind a wood to the east.What an absolute cracker and this constitutes my first sighting of this species ever!.Also seen in the area today,a single Hobby and at least 6 Common Buzzard.After tea,i then rounded the day off with another visit to see the beautiful Collared Pratincole at South Killingholme and it showed absolutely brilliantly today,with me enjoying some superb views of it on the deck as well as hawking insects,what a beauty and a superb end to a fantastic day!.

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