A second swift this morning, streaking silently on stiff wings. I guess that makes it official: They’re back!
Amy Liptrot tells me she thinks she saw an osprey from Heights Road this morning. I drove along there twice before 10am. As an Orcadian, she should know an osprey when she sees one, so I'd better keep my eyes peeled.
A spectacular evening light as the sun sank towards Heptonstall. I tore upstairs for my camera. As usual with these contre-jour shots, it took an awful lot of post-processing to arrive at the image my mind thought my eyes saw.
“…wonderful. Science and history and geography and evolution and culture all tangled up in musings while walking about the moors around Hebden Bridge.”—PZ Myers
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