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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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Red Kite

A red kite chilling in the sunshine.

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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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Red Kite in Flight

A few shots of a Red Kite in flight, taken at Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire.

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Snow Leopard

Here are a few shots of one of  the worlds most elusive cats, the superb Snow Leopard.  Taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire it would simply not be possible to see such a fantastic looking cat as they tend to be found amongst high rugged mountain landscapes in Asia.  Sadly,  they are now critically endangered due to the decline of their natural prey (goats, cattle, yaks etc) and the fact that at one point their fur was highly sought after.

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Thame Country Fair 2011

Held over two days over the Easter Bank Holiday period, Thame country Fair is an annual country show held at Thame showground in the county of Oxfordshire.  Althouigh British weather is forever unpredictable, this year saw very warm tempratures resulting in thousands of visitors.  Now in its 13th year the Fair showcases all aspects of rural life from farming to falconry.  Highlights this year across the 3 show arenas included gundogs, working ferrets, horse logging, scurry racing, a stunt show and numerous birds of prey displays.  Add to that the many food and drink courts and arts and craft stalls, a visit to Thame Country Fair is well worth a visit.    Any Guesses?Another Falcon, Beautiful?Thame 1Falcon 1FalconThameEagle OwlScurry Racing

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