I wanted to ask about what I considered to be unusual behaviour for an Osprey. Bearing in mind I do not see these birds very often in my normal patch, what I saw may be routine of course! I live in Hampshore about 25 miles from the coast, I have seen Ospreys overflying local waterways and lakes a few times over the years, but today my wife and I had a good 15 minutes watching one pacing up and down a field a few miles away from the nearest large body of water. The bird was quite happy in the field, ignoring the bullocks also in there. He did not appear to be feeding, just hopping up and down. We moved position to get a better view, which alerted the bird to our presence, he stayed a minute or so more then flew into a nearby tree. We carried on up the path and, waited, and afer five minutes the flew back down into the field. This also seems a bit late in the year for the passage birds we get down here, previously I 've seen them in September, maybe erly October. Could anyone throw a bit more light on why the bird might have been where it was?