Ospreys on the Exe Estuary.

  • In reply to Limpy:

    Limpy said:

    The osprey looks like a juvenile - I'm sure the feathers are tipped with white.

    thanks Limpy, I am no expert and was going by confidence and skill level. I wasn't aware about the white feather tips so will check those out on today's pictures as well, when someone let's me back on my computer.

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    Bob

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  • In reply to Derek C:

    Derek C said:

    Hi Limpy the six reported Wednesday seamed like a family group with possible 4 juveniles amongst the sightings, apparently there were up to 10 Ospreys on the Exe Estuary yesterday quite an amazing number. More reports across Devon reporting birds, 2 on the River Dart, with other birds on River Teign, Taw Torridge Estuary in North Devon but maybe a few birds being seen twice as its not to far as the crow or even an Osprey flies to get across the county. I hope to get out this afternoon as the Tide drops away and the weather improved as we have heavy showers and very poor vis this morning.  

    it will be interesting to see what counts are reported for today. I was on the Exe from noon til about 1800. I can confirm 2 as that was the most I could see at any one time. I suspect that I saw more than 2 birds because for the numerous and timings of my sightings but I wouldn't swear to it.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

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  • In reply to SunnyKate2:

    Great shots Bob It's wonderful to get the opportunity when these beautiful birds start migrating

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