THIS incredible picture of a soaring buzzard was captured by Winsford wildlife photographer Alan Bailey.

The bird of prey was flying over Weaver Parkway on Monday.

Alan, a member of the Guardian Camera Club, said: "We are so fortunate to have the countryside right on our doorstep and the wildlife that goes with it.

"So next time you are out and about for a walk have a look out."

His stunning shot has won lots of praise and admiration on social media.

Alison Sanyang-Deane said: "Breathtakingly acute detail."

Laura Russell added: "This is a glorious photo. Probably one of the best I've seen of yours. Feels like you can reach out and touch him or her."

Nikki Haslam-Rogers said: "Beautiful picture! Send it to Countryfile, the calendar comp started on Sunday titled 'Beauty and the Beast'."

Ross Kelsall added: "Amazing photo! Buzzards are incredible!"

Gary Stones said: "Wow! What a photo."

Ian Stevens said: "I see that when I go to work at Amcol."

Mark Holmes added: "We look out for them on our school run in the mornings."

Paul Ellis said: "That is truly a great picture."

Alan was overwhelmed by everyone's reaction and said: "Thank you one and all for the likes and lovely comments which are all very much appreciated."