Saturday, 11 July 2009

Venus Pool - Another Osprey!!

A late start and all seemed quiet with just a couple of Redshanks on the Pool. I set about capturing this Sedge Warbler singing by the ditch








At approx 9.20 there was quite a commotion and I could see the Lapwing flock circling high - raptor alert. I dashed back into the hide, not a Hobby, not Peregrine but an Osprey!! A rather tatty adult individual - it didn't linger, merely circled a couple of time before drifting away








It returned again at 10.30 - where the reception party was waiting to repel the invader! My THIRD Osprey at VP this year - lucky Jim indeed!






The two Little Egrets are still performing.....








A search with Yvonne along the River at Melverley failed to turn up the mysterious Bee-eaters - plenty of young birds on the wing here though including a family of Kestrel, young Whitethroat and Redstart!

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