A village bird watching official has flown from the top of the tree.
Members of Shepley Bird and Wildlife Group have presented flowers to Dorothy Hunt who has stepped down.
Dorothy joined the group in 1997 when she retired from her career.
She has served as its indoor meeting organiser and has been President for the past six years.
She said: “I’ve always found the members so friendly and welcoming and the expert birders in the group are more than willing to share their love of birds and skills of bird recognition and identification with others with less experience.
“I have enjoyed the many outdoor trips and remember particularly seeing in the teens of marsh harriers at Blacktoft Sands and some short breaks birding in Norfolk and Conwy have also been highlights.”
Dorothy is not leaving the group and plans to continue to enjoy the monthly meetings.
The Shepley Bird and Wildlife Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Shepley Library and Information Centre at 7.30pm.
Members enjoy a varied programme of talks and presentations, added to this the group enjoy on average two field visits a month and arrange short break holidays to national and international bird hot spots.