Monday, 22 June 2015

Osprey - Rowsley

Ken located an Osprey sat in a tree north of Rowsley late afternoon. It was raining quite hard at the time so it looked unlikely to fly off immediately but as I arrived it dropped in to the river and caught a small trout. It then flew off in the direction of Haddon Hall, presumably looking for a tree in which to eat the fish.
Not sure whether this record constitutes the last of the Spring or the first of the Autumn? Looking at the plumage it certainly looks like an adult with quite a lot of damage to the flight feathers and tail. This bird is likely to be slowly heading South but could stay in the area for a while, fingers crossed.

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