Posted by: mynaturaldiary | June 1, 2014

Circling, calling, diving…

Ospreys have returned to Lockwood Beck. One called, circled and disappeared into the North York Moors. The alarm calls of curlews echoed, but the Osprey was gone. One might think that a birdwatchers luck was out, but patience was rewarded with a fine display. The bird circled

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then swiftly dived into the water to catch a fish…

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the fish escaped…

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so the bird climbed again, and circled…

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before repeating the attack…

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again without luck.

Again the bird took to circling over the waters, searching for another fish.

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A characteristic angling of the wings in flight mark out this bird of prey.

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The  brown eye patch (think Zorro) also was very plain to see.

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Another pass almost overhead showed off the wing markings well.

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The orange eyes are just visible in this picture.

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Breathtaking…

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

 

 

 

 

 


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