Easy enough to sneak up on Plex Moss’s very own Mr Debonair, especially now the Corn Buntings are finally starting to “sing” again.
Park up behind them, let them get comfy with you, check your camera settings and slowly drop the window before snapping.
Do not leave your vehicle.
If only I could use the same calm “moss-craft” approach all the time.
Instead when the Osprey came rowing north in front of me, just before 4.30pm this afternoon, over Station Road and Plex Moss Lane, I slammed on the brakes (no one behind me) and pointed the glass end of the P900 towards the raptor through my dusty windshield and fired.
All the while shouting “Osprey!!!” to no one in particular as you do…
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…
I should have been more prepared as Tony Conway had seen one over Seaforth earlier in the day, drifting off towards Rimrose Valley, and as it had clouded up since then I reasoned that if it (or another Osprey) was heading my way it should drop low as the cloudbase forced it down.
Always an exciting migrant, the Osprey kept plodding through and I soon lost it to view.
Hopefully there will be others and I will be ready.
Otherwise fairly quiet out on Plex this afternoon – Chiffchaffs, Jays and Marsh Marigolds in Haskayne Cutting, Lapwings and on the ditch sides Lesser Celandines shining.