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Osprey Fishing

A few shots of an Osprey fishing at Horn Mill trout farm near Oakham, Leicestershire.  A spectacular bird but on this occasion a failed attempt.  This is 28 (10), a male osprey who fledged from Site B at Rutland water nature reserve in 2010.

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Kingfisher

A few shots of a Kingfisher after a successful dive, taken at Horn Mill Trout Farm, Oakham, Rutland.

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Osprey Fishing

A few shots of an Osprey fishing at Horn Mill trout farm near Oakham, Leicestershire.  We had an early evening session in the hide and thought we were out of luck until the osprey paid a visit with only an hour left.  Fortunately, the osprey made four dives in that final hour, each dive lasts only 8 seconds so there was a great deal of panic in trying to capture a sharp (ish) shot.  On this occasion the osprey flew away from the hide but that’s wildlife photography for you.  The osprey in question is 28 (10), a male osprey who fledged from Site B at Rutland water nature reserve in 2010.  

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Great Crested Grebe with catch!

I followed this great crested grebe for an hour whilst it was diving, fortunately my patience eventually paid off.  Taken at Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire.

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Great black-backed gull – Seafood Lunch

Observed this Great black-backed gull on Farne, battling to consume a large fish which it eventually accomplished.  Incredible, what an expanding neck line and an abundance of determination can do.

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Osprey Fishing

The last thing you expect when you are out and about in Aylesbury and its environs is to come across an osprey.  Fortunately, this juvenile osprey turned up at Western Turville reservoir and has been ever present for nearly a month.  As the weather was favourable last Sunday it was a no brainer to visit and see if I could improve on my previous attempts.  On this occasion the osprey obliged with four fly pasts and each time attempting to fish.  The following shots show the osprey from impacting the water to successfully flying off with two fish in his talons.

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