156/365 Osprey

A migrant Osprey had decided to take a pit stop at Upton Warren NR in Worcestershire for over a week. Hearing about this from the local bird reports and never witnessed a fishing Osprey it was an opportunity to good to miss so I decided to set my alarm for 5.15 to be on site for just before the sun rise.  Having a fishing Osprey in front of you is an awesome site as it circles round looking for its next fish dinner and with a slight flick of its wings drops like a stone to hit the water like one, completely submerging itself in the process. It was great to witness and also fantastic to photograph.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Upton Warren, Worcestershire, September, 2012.
Canon 5dMK3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens and 1.4x II converter.


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