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Old Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 05:17   #1
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Osprey in Somerset

What an exciting day to of watched a juvenile unringed Osprey fly around the lakes at Shapwick Nature Reserve and occasionally dive into the water. So fortunate to see this bird in Somerset especially when their main UK stronghold is in Scotland. They Migrate to West Africa in the Winter and like to stop off at their favourite sites along the way such as the one that shows year after year at Noah's Lake in Shapwick just a mile away. Let's only hope that this amazing bird has a safe journey and turns up next year to enlighten us all. Whilst many hours waiting for the Osprey there were 2 close bittern fly-pasts.
If you wish to see more photo's of this amazing bird here are some on my Flickr account. (Just click on my name)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulco.../in/datetaken/
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Old Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 06:26   #2
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Sorry Westhay Nature Reserve not Shapwick.
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Great photos. That whole area has to be one of my favourite places to go birding.

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Excellent photos, Ospreys are such wonderful birds. I did see one a few years ago at Shapwick, haven't been so lucky this year. Are they still around?
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Are they still around?
Highly unlikely! Should be well down in Africa by now
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