Saturday, 28 March 2015

Where eagles dare

After four and a half hours sitting in a gale battered car above Stanhope I got a call to say that the White-tailed Eagle had reappeared. A short panic drive and the car was abandoned to follow two figures up onto the moor. As we were thrashed by 40+ mph wind an enormous bird appeared to our left and drifted over our heads at about 30 feet. Amazing views, but difficult to photograph as the wind was wild, but these will do!

White-tailed Eagle


Not much else seen from my vigil on the moor, but plenty of Golden Plover and displaying Snipe and Curlew.

Golden Plover
No sign of the shrike at Stanhope, but there was a Toad on the path.