This post is purely to remind myself of what I saw this morning.
I was feeding Ruby the robin just after breakfast when I looked up and saw a huge, interesting looking military plane soaring up over the trees and coming right over the house. It wasn't very high so I could clearly see all the camouflage markings quite well. The shape of the plane was very distinct.
Rather annoyingly I didn't have my camera to hand, even though the plane wasn't going very fast, unlike the fighter jets, by the time me and my bad foot limped for my camera it had just gone.
I looked it up online and the shape was looking like a Vulcan. Well given that there is only one remaining flying Vulcan I thought it can't be, but like I say, the shape was distinct.
I wondered if anyone else had seen it.
It wasn't until the afternoon when I did some more internet surfing that I found these Flickr pictures and this has confirmed my siting in the Yorkshire area. Thanks to Keith for posting these and putting me out of my misery.
I looked to see if there were any air shows today, could it have been attending but no I drew a blank.
Then I found this which explains the Vulcan heading north over Driffield, it was going to Sunderland to do a fly past for the Queen today as part of a delayed Jubilee celebration.
Sorry to be such an anorak but I get really excited seeing things like this in the sky!