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'Hovering' osprey

Went to the Loch of the Lowes in May to see my first ever osprey! Couldn't believe my luck when the male (no rings) flew across the loch towards the hide and hovered just above! I dropped to my knees to get the right angle and snapped before he flew off!

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  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Great capture. Absolutely love it. Awesome.

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Brilliant picture.  You couldn't have wished for a better view!! :))Wonder what he was doing here at this time.  

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Magnificent shot

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Absolutely gorgeous shot!

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Thanks for your comments!

    Tish, this is a male that has been breeding at Loch of the Lowes each year since 1994! I got it the wrong way round actually, it's the female that it unringed (he has rings) and she has been nesting at the Loch of the Lowes since 1991! I had been watching them since their arrival on the webcam in March so it was good to see them 'in person'! I would definitely recommend this reserve to see these opreys! Great views as you can see!! :-)

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    This must be one of the best pictures in all the galleries!  well done.

    It took me back to Loch of the Lowes when we saw the juvenile fishing in August.

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Magnificent shot MarJus - I have to repeat what others have said, you really are a good photographer.

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    Thank you both very much!! It certainly was a memorable moment for me as it happened within 10 mins of me being in the hide, having gone there to 'hopefully' get my first osprey sighting! Didn't expect to get that!!

  • 'Hovering' osprey

    wow !!!what a site its wonderfull to see like that..