In reply to edgebander:
We are just a few miles further North from you EB and they arrived at a similar time to yours,we have heard them but they seem to be keeping their heads down in these strong winds.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Derek C:
Late Osprey (31st May) seen moving up the Exe Estuary on Sunday night. Caught it's supper and headed for Powderham Estate, not seen since...still heading north?!
Nice to see the locals gave the Osprey the escort it deserves. I wonder if it is a young non breeder that is scouting the area for future reference.We had two birds hanging around in the next dale the year before last and it was presumed they were on a scouting expedition as they stayed most of the summer but we found no sign of breeding.
In reply to Seaman:
Always nice to see these great birds. Several pop in and stay for a few days on their way back to Africa around the end of September. Last year we had three stay for a week fattening up on Grey Mullet before heading south. They certainly know the area well, where to fish and where to roost. I guess they need to know certain areas for refuelling for the long haul flight to Africa.... Amazing.
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