Friday, 27 April 2018

Lossie estuary - Osprey floundering?

After briefly seeing two Ospreys in quick succession distantly down the river, it wasn't long before the tell-tale flushing of the gulls indicated one was returning and this time - much closer!!

After hovering briefly, it drifted downriver...

Before turning and once more hovering right in front of me!

Is this really happening?

It drifted upriver a bit before taking me by surprise and plunging in the now quite shallow water! Emerging with a flatfish, probaly a Flounder which are commonly caught here...

I was hoping it would double back and fly over me but no such luck, it carried the fish over the river!

And eventually out of sight over the dunes...

Catch of the day and an excellent moment to witness!