Our new home is full of surprises – not only do we live in the middle of a wheat field – but we share our field with a pair of ospreys. Up till now we have watched them prepare their nest in the treetops and pose on the bare upper branches of a neighbouring pine but I had never seen them fly until today. As I was returning to my kip with my first tea n toast of the morning – one of them flew past my window towards the river. It returned shortly afterwards looking laboured but my bleary eyes couldn’t tell if it was carrying a fish or not.
No worries – I hope to be better prepared next time 😉
Quick edit – I should have known – she who knows best was outside getting dog ready for his morning walk and saw the osprey flypast with a large twig/small tree in his beak – obviously to carry out some running repairs on their nest 🤠👍