The title say's it all, after chasing all the ospreys that have been sighted this Autumn only to be told I'd missed them by 15 or 20 minutes.
Anyway I arrived at Carnsew Pool on the Hayle Estuary just after 07.30 this morning looking for this Osprey for the third time only to be told it was seen flying out to sea 10 mins earlier.
Well to tell you the truth I almost walked back to the car and say blow it (in so many words). but I decided to walk around the pool to a point where I could watch both the Estuary and the Pool.
Well after about 50 mins all the Gulls on the mudflats went up and I knew something was around, after a couple of minutes I spotted my quarry.The Osprey came gliding along the Estuary and I got off a good number of shots. I can tell you I was over the moon at this encounter as I like Raptors and my only Osprey shots before were a couple of rubbish record ones, so this was great.
So below are a couple of the images.
Also on the way back to the car Brian spotted a Clouded Yellow Butterfly, must be one of the last immigrants from mainland Europe, so all in all the morning went from despair to euphoria.