Limpy and I visited Woodbridge three times in the last week to see if we could see the osprey - we were lucky enough we see it on two of the three days. After an initial false start we found the spot on the bank of the Deben where we were most likely to see it. It was on the Thursday that we really struck gold:
Yes, that is a fish dangling from its talons. Yay!
Unsurprisingly it was in a hurry to find somewhere quiet to tuck in.
A couple of hours passed before Limpy spotted that distinctive flight silhouette again - and this time, it had a pursuer:
Corvids are very determined birds, but ospreys are faster:
This is the only osprey we'd seen this year and we were delighted that this bird was so obliging!
Hope you all like it.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
It goes without saying that there were a few other birds beside the osprey - well, I had to snap something during the two hours between the osprey sightings, didn't I?
A pretty common gull.
Off it goes.
The Three Amigos (well, black-tailed godwits)
The curlew finds it's not built for doing the Can-Can
It can run at a fair speed, though!
A godwit poses suavely with its shadow.
A colourful lapwing.
Finishing with a final curlew. I've had a really good week when it comes to photographing curlews!
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