Taken by Will Bowell, for Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Amazing pictures by walkers show rare bird in the skies above Sheffield and the Peak District

Walkers have been keeping their eyes on the sky to catch a glimpse of a rare bird spotted around the Peak District.

By Jessica Dallison
Friday, 24th July 2020, 9:13 pm
Updated Friday, 24th July 2020, 9:14 pm

And, some lucky people have managed to take a picture of the bearded vulture.

The wild bird of prey was originally spotted swooping over the Peak District, with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust encouraging visitors to ‘keep their eyes on the sky’ for a chance glimpse of the animal.

It is thought that the ‘lammergier’, also sighted on Howden Moors, is only the second to be recorded in the UK, having previously been seen in Dartmoor in 2016.

Although the precise origin of the bird is yet to be confirmed, it is thought to be a juvenile from a reintroduction programme in the Alps and was initially reported in the Netherlands and Belgium before visiting the UK.

It has also been spotted in the Edale, Castleton, Buxton and Goyt Valley areas of Derbyshire.

Take a look at the amazing pictures people have managed to take of the bearded vulture.

If you have an image you would like to see added to out gallery send them to [email protected]

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