Bearded Vulture in the Peak District

  • I'd never heard of Owler Bar lol I was having a browse for a walk around Errwood reservoir a minute ago !!

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • Owler bar roundabout is well know over here Hazel especially for the pubs there, it makes you wonder if the sightings are of Buzzards from people that have never taken any notice of the birds until they've read about the BV.

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  • Could be inaccurate sightings as I'm not convinced the more knowledgeable birders would continue reporting the vulture's whereabouts as grouse shooting season is almost upon us, despite the fact this bird is not a threat to live birds or animals. As you say less experienced bird watchers would see a Buzzard soaring and think they've spotted this rarity. I hope it continues to survive well but wonder if it would ever cross the Channel or other body of water again which is not a natural thing for it to do from what I have read. Amazing that it crossed from France into southern England.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:
    Amazing that it crossed from France into southern England

    Or cadge a lift on the Roscoff Ferry into Plymouth. CHOL:):)

     

  • Lol Kate !!

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  • I would think it would have no problem crossing the channel, at the height they can cruise it will be able to see land so not as if it has to fly in hope of solid ground.

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  • 1st-summer on cliff and in flight at Black Tor SE063002 yesterday; view from Pennine Way

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  • I'm with Alan on Owler Bar (an ideal name would probably be Owler Bars), the terrain isn't right for the BV, however, the sighting by Woodhead Reservoir, stands a fighting chance, particularly as it has supposedly been spotted on the north side of Bleaklow, which is just south of the Woodhead Rev'r, and more suitable territory.

    I know Alan is aware of my jolly on Friday.

    With no confirmed BV sightings, I decided to just go and make a day out, which I did, but more on that in another post, I'm still sifting through photos at the moment.

    But, more importantly, I need to finish Mrs PR's homemade anniversary card, while she's out of the room.

    Mike

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