Ospreys are astonishing birds, despite looking so good, they are birds that are perfectly equipped for their existence, and their annual migration to western Africa and back is just amazing. Not only that they migrate thousands of miles and then return to the very same nest, and the same partner. Each spring it is fascinating watching and learning about the different birds returning to the various nests.
They are one of the conservation successes of recent times, recovering from just one breeding pair in Scotland in the 1960's, to hundreds of pairs now, not only in Scotland but now in northern England in the Lake District and Northumberland, to west Wales, and to another conservation success story their reintroduction at Rutland.
I have travelled a lot these last few months, 4 separate visits to Rutland, and the long drive to Aviemore in Scotland, with another Aviemore trip this coming weekend. And also hoping to fit in a trip down to west Wales and see the birds that are nesting on the Dyfi Estuary.
Below are a selection of my Osprey images from these trips....