SZ0991 : Kamikaze flight

taken 11 years ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Kamikaze flight
Kamikaze flight
Some time over the weekend before Christmas, a bird (probably a gull) failed to notice a large, eight-storey office block in front of it (SZ0991 : Bournemouth: 20-22 Christchurch Road), and it left this rather striking mark on our second-floor window. The wings are each about 15 inches long. The birdís right wing (left as we look) produced a mark whereby individual feather tips may be discerned; top-right of the main circular impression are scratch marks, presumably where the beak struck the glass. The backdrop brickwork is the eastern side of SZ0991 : Bournemouth: 18 Christchurch Road.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 098 914 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.3718N 1:51.7434W
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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