In reply to Sandra :
I wound back Sandra and I agree - I heard at least 11 shots which I thought were so regular they might be a local farmer's bird scarer? But later ones were more frequent. I'm pretty sure the bird is an osprey, flushed from the trees, and I heard chipping. Very worrying.
The shots seem to have stopped, and we're back to the microphone-muncher. The bird is still there on the tree top and another recently joined it but I think that one's a crow.
EDIT live now, and the shots are back but further away
In reply to Korky:
Yes, a crow I think too, I heard 'cawing'. Thanks Korky
12:11 Bird in flight on its way to the tree to join the osprey. It landed in the lower branches
Shots seem to be more distant now. I recall Ian mentioning a clay pigeon shooting range nearby, last season
In reply to Ian S:
Well , from your pic Sandra I reckon the bird in flight towards what is definitely an Osprey in the tree is an Osprey. Mmmm, no, I won't change my mind :O
In reply to Cirrus:
Haha, ok Cirrus It did look slightly smaller after it landed on the lower branches. If only there was someone to zoom in
Sandra P said:11:58 Gunshots. Chipping heard.
Starting @ 11:56 but not continuing as long as you and Korky heard/saw stuff - not including the second bird, for example:
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Just for the record - another fine day at Lowes this morning.
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