Thursday 9 May 2024

Leighton - Osprey

Just as in 2023, an Osprey turned up at Leighton this afternoon! It was very distant, perched in a tree on the far bank if the Severn and seemingly pointless getting the camera out? Sensing there would have to be a flight shot eventually, I waited (a mere 10 mins) and it flew towards me parked at the lay-by...

It banked and circled a couple of times and headed downstream hunting. Showing behaviour reminiscent of last year's bird (it may have been the same one?!)

Once out of view, it did reappear a couple of times at distance but my hunch that it hadn't flown off held true - it was back on it's favoured tree the following morning!