Osprey at Hawkridge Reservoir 2012

September 28, 2012  •  1 Comment

A juvenile osprey has now been at Hawkridge reservoir in the Quantock Hills in Somerset for 3 weeks.  It is unusual for one to stayed as long as this in any one place.  It seems to be pretty successful at fishing and has been seen to catch large trout.  When it's not at Hawkridge, it is sometimes seen at the nearby but much smaller Ashford reservoir.  I managed to catch up with it for the first time this morning but only managed some rather distant shots.  Better than my previous best osprey shots though so I shouldn't complain.

It is ringed on its left leg and Brian Gibbs has managed to read the lettering as NO in white lettering on a blue ring.  Hopefully we'll be able to get a firm ID from this information.

Osprey 1Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Osprey 2Osprey - Pandion haliaetus


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1.sarah Rashbrooke(non-registered)
Ive just ridden through Aisholt woods bridleway 14/04/13 @approx. 2.45 & the Osprey flew over me into the trees where the Somerset wildlife trail begins at the ford. He spied me & flew further on where I had a clear view. What a stunningly beautiful bird.
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