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Successful Dive

This was Osprey 28′ s final dive of the evening and a successful one at that.  Taken at Horn Mill trout farm near Oakham, Leicestershire.

 

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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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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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Osprey Fishing

Here are further shots of a juvenile osprey taken at Western Turville reservoir in Buckinghamshire.  On this occasion the osprey failed to catch a meal.

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An Osprey Fishing (again!)

Here is another sequence of shots of an osprey fishing at Western Turville reservoir in Buckinghamshire.  On this occasion the osprey only caught the one fish.

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Osprey in Flight

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.

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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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Osprey Vs Fish?

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.

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