Bird

Yesterday saw a bird over the lake: snapped away & thought little more about it.

Got home & looked at piccies still didn’t know what it was. Put a cropped & zoomed pic up to twitter

RSPB: “This is definitely an osprey. It is likely to be a non-breeding bird as they don’t breed in the Notts area yet. They will first breed at 3 or 4 years old normally. They will still return to the UK before they start to breed and spend time fishing here.”

“It’s an osprey!” came the unanimous cry!

This morning even the RSPB say it’s an osprey. So reckon it is.

Not the best pics but I was taken by surprise a bit. A lot of the duplicates are just me being arty with GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program, the poor man’s Photoshop™).
Here’s all the pics:

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And a clickable gallery:

Regular birds on t’pond:
Loads o’ mallards
Several coots
One or two tufted ducks
A few moorhens
A brace of swans
Seven (7) grebes – family of 2 adults, 3 juveniles and a single parent family.
Two herons
An occasional cormorant
And now an OSPREY!

What will the increased angling do to it?

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