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JIMMY/S

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"Fairburn Ings" 9:37pm Thursday 24th Aug | message edited once


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Called in at my local nature reserve Fairburn Ings today and got some superb views of one of our rare bids of prey a Osprey, Its been there over a week really made my week, I initially thought it was a Red Kite or Marsh harrier from a distance but when it got closer I realised what it was awesome. (Sorry no pics didn't take the camera)

Jim
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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 7:10am Friday 25th Aug


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Lucky you Jim, what a great sight that must have been


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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 2:57pm Friday 25th Aug


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Jim,
Think you need to carry your camera with you.


Tony


JIMMY/S

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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 4:04pm Friday 25th Aug


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There you go Tony went again today and there she was (Didn't forget it this time but not very good shots as she was quite far away) But I have just bought a 20-60 x scope clear as a bell with that and just like being 6 foot away.

Jim






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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 4:30pm Friday 25th Aug


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great pics Jim, will have to call over & take a look


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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 4:51pm Friday 25th Aug


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Well done Jimmy.


Tony


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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 11:55am Saturday 26th Aug


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went through to Fairburn this morning & within 1/2 hour of us being there the osprey turned up in exactly the post you told us to go to Jim, what an experience, thanks for the info Jim.


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JIMMY/S

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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 10:01pm Saturday 26th Aug


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Glad to hear you saw Her Roy, Magic moment think she likes it at Fairburn Roy, Wouldn't it be nice if one year she decided to nest there.

Jim
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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 7:32am Sunday 27th Aug


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yes its thanks to your description of where it perched Jim that we saw it at all & wouldnt it be great if it set up a nest there next year.


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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 6:37pm Sunday 27th Aug


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Think I may have to pay a visit and try out the new lens. Never been before, is there plenty of parking and do you need to pay?


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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 8:25pm Sunday 27th Aug


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If you are a member of the RSPB no if not you only have to pay at the visitors centre think its £2 but to money goes to a good cause not like the rob dogs that own city & town car parks.
Been again today and she was still there she took off an flew around for a while a Sparrow hawk was mobbing her but she didn't seem bothered saw a couple of Buzzards and a Hobby was about but I did not see it.

Jim
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Nice one Jim.

Have you seen anything of the Spoonbills there?

Larry
JIMMY/S

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"RE: Fairburn Ings" 4:48pm Thursday 31st Aug


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Yes Larry if you look at my previous post in this section. Down the bottom of page 1 there are a couple of pics but I think they have moved on to sunnier climates now. Still trying to find the Bearded Tits and Bitterns with little success.

Jim


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