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Rare Species

By phototwink  
Caught a sighting of this rare species this morning - think it is a lesser-spotted aircraft. Regarded in some areas as a pest, this beastie is, thankfully, rarely seen at lower levels here in SW Scotland. Nevertheless, it is good to see that they have returned, even if in low numbers as yet.

Tags: Aircraft Humour and fun

Voters: pronabk, Carrie_1, swanseamale47 and 6 more


Carrie_1 9 2 6 Wales
21 Apr 2010 9:31AM
As your subject is a little far away for your lens, can I suggest maybe building a hide close to its nesting sight, this should enable you to take close up pictures on the nest! I do advise caution however as the nesting sites are fiercly guarded by the species known as ( latin name) armdus ploddius. LOL

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swanseamale47 11 124 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 9:38AM
This species is becoming more commom at the moment but is badly affected by weather conditions.
baclark 10 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 2:19PM
So they aren't extinct after all, how wonderful to see the wind whistling across it's wings, back in the high blue sky where it belongs. I've heard they can be very susceptible to dust and ice however, let hope the British weather behaves itself and doesn't delay this years migration. Wink
phototwink 13 18 3 Scotland
21 Apr 2010 7:37PM
Thanks for your tips on habitat and behaviour! I must have frightened it off this morning, as I haven't seen it since. Hopefully they will be flocking again be mid-summer...
sparklep 12 146 1
21 Apr 2010 9:03PM
No, that cant be plane......or is it s"Superman"
22 Apr 2010 8:29AM
nice to see them back,well captured.ray

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