Osprey on River Dart

Thought I saw a big buzzard flapping lazily alond river Dart as we were sailing between Stoke Gabriel and Galmpton, opposite Dittisham. Then I saw it dip down and take a fish from the water, flap hard to regain height and fly off past us upriver. Could see it was not a buzzard by dark eye patch on white head, the way it held its fish in its claws, but mostly by its size. Just like opspreys I saw in Canada.

Looks like others have seen it too.

Posted August 30th, 2013 at 10:50 am by Roger England in General Birding