Saturday, December 3, 2016

Young Osprey near ready for fishing lessons

Gave Ospreys at nest quick glance in passing for couple of days. Not much activity visible from the road early this morning but the more forward of the two youngsters had taken to confident circuits around nest and parents as I approached the nest tree on my way out.



Got lucky with series of four images showing the bird's return to a home that it's clearly soon to leave. Then the work of gaining fishing skills begins.

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