Osprey at Noahs!
It's arrived early this year, hope it hangs around for 2/3 weeks.
Yes. My plan is to get the photos in early. That way when you take your better ones everyone will have forgotten about mine anyway and won't make any comparisons :-D
Osprey took two goes this afternoon to catch what may have been a large roach in pouring rain. Apparently it caught a fish earlier in the day in front of the hide.
Osprey in flight this evening between 8.10 - 8.30pm, caught a smallish fish on fifth attempt. Also about half a dozen Swift present in the fading light.
Wonderful, if distant views of Osprey. It hunted once at 8am, caught a small fish on the fourth attempt, flew around unsure which tree stump to land on. Then it flew again at 13:00 and caught a much bigger fish on its first attempt. Also seen to catch a fish at 20:00 is last night. So there is a guide to the current frequency of flying
Kingfishers x3 in front of hide.
2 different Marsh Harriers, hobby and sparrowhawk also seen, along with a few swans.
Interesting to read those times Robin. Today the resident (temporarily) osprey fished successfully just before I arrived, which would have been about 8am, and again at about 1:30 - so very similar times.
A second osprey arrived mid-morning. The two circled around together for a while until the newcomer left. This was repeated later in the morning. There was no obvious aggression but it was assumed the newcomer had been asked to leave.
Pics on Flickr.
Thanks Steve. How lucky you were to get two Ospreys.
Would be interesting if anyone else who has witnessed the fishing times could post these to see if there is a pattern.
Steve, just looked at your photos on Flickr.....Wow that must have been some sight
PS Could not get your link to work so I have put a link to your 2 Osprey image here https://flic.kr/p/xWGKL6
So today the Osprey at Noah's fished at 8am and caught a very large fish, and then again at 14:00. If anyone is interested I will post a few images from the success at 14:00 on my Flickr site later.
Today (Sunday), the Osprey went fishing at 7am, so it was an early breakfast. Sorry no other reports of any other fishing flights today.
Osprey caught a fish at 15.40 Sunday 30 August
+ seen making a catch at 13.55 Thursday 27 August in heavy rain. Both good sized fish.
Hope this is of interest
Got to Noah's at 7:15 this morning (Monday 31st) to find the Osprey was already eating, so I missed it fishing by a few minutes.
Seen to leave at 0916 this morning and had not returned by 1230 so that's 14 days up; uwatch this space!