Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
chrisjpainter

BEARDED VULTURE

Recommended Posts

There's a bearded vulture/lammergeier around...somewhere! 5 days ago it was in Belgium. 2 days ago, Coventry/Derby. So where it is now could be anyone's guess, but if you see an odd bird that is absolutely massive, then that'd be it!

image.png.432ecfbc37849bf569c7e0c74c2f1b89.png

Photo Credit: Lucy Burrell, on Twitter

Here's the fella. The buzzard was mobbing it, just to give some idea of what 'absolutely massive' means!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably going to end up on my kennel roof with the owl 😂

 

recon they can cover a fair distance in a day with that wingspan 😊👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Old farrier said:

Probably going to end up on my kennel roof with the owl 😂

 

recon they can cover a fair distance in a day with that wingspan 😊👍

😂 That's got the makings of a photo everyone will think is photoshopped! Ultimate caption competition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant. Buzzard looks tiny compared to that beast. Reminds me of the advice of “if you add unsure if you are looking at a Buzzard or Golden Eagle, it’s a Buzzard”.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, WalkedUp said:

Brilliant. Buzzard looks tiny compared to that beast. Reminds me of the advice of “if you add unsure if you are looking at a Buzzard or Golden Eagle, it’s a Buzzard”.

Yup! everyone's favourite tourist eagle!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, strimmer_13 said:

Stunning. 

It is...as long as you don't look at its tail! It was ID'd as the same one as the one in Belgium because its tail is a bit of a hatchet job! Not quite the wedge it's meant to be...

image.png.cc4d2d69dd6ccf9f0135520628f49dbf.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do I remember this visitor last year too?

Spotted near the Severn bridge maybe? Before heading north?

Edd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, eddoakley said:

Do I remember this visitor last year too?

Spotted near the Severn bridge maybe? Before heading north?

Edd

Not last year, but one was bumming around your neck of the woods for a few days in 2016. It's not the same bird, although the flight passage is weirdly similar: Netherlands -> Belgium -> UK. That one was the only bird I have ever twitched purely for the sake of seeing the bird - and I missed it! If this bird is seen again within a realistic distance, I'm goin' for it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anybody elese heard about this bird. Cannot believe it has not been featured in the media.  Mind, nobody looks up from their phones these days do they.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

Anybody elese heard about this bird. Cannot believe it has not been featured in the media.  Mind, nobody looks up from their phones these days do they.

It will be if it turns its toes up with in 100 miles of a grouse moor! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's back! And in an area known for raptor persecution... It's being seen west of Sheffield. Lots of walking needed to see it, it seems, but if anyone's in the area and fancies seeing the largest wild bird ever to have flown in the UK, then you're in with a shout.

image.png.8a14f10ddc77101567e606aec3759e14.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...