You know your having a good day when an Osprey dives, snatches a substantial trout and heads straight towards your lens. Unlike 2019, all down to the wind direction being perfect on the day! The Osprey concerned is ‘T7’, a … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Here are a few shots of a juvenile osprey in flight over Western Turville reservoir in Buckinghamshire. The shots were taken as it calmly glided around looking for the best spot to fish before taking a plunge.
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.
Clearly in this case the fish lost out, but only after several attempts. The last place I thought I would ever witness an osprey in action would be at a reservoir near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. I hoped when I last visited Scotland to enjoy a similar experience, but with no success. However, this juvenile osprey appeared approx. 2 weeks ago and has been entertaining the masses with its fearless, fast plunges into the water in an attempt to catch some lunch. I would of course have liked the shots to be sharper, but the ambient lighting was relatively poor.