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Old 01-01-2020, 05:44 AM   #238
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The UK Osprey population has made something of a recovery over recent years not least due to the sterling work of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Although I have never seen one here, Ospreys pass through local reservoirs at Tring and Weston Turville on their way to and from their summer breeding sites in Scotland and Scandinavia.

I was very fortunate in spotting two birds some time ago but had to travel 4,500 miles in order to do so!

They were at Buffalo Bill Reservoir just west of Cody, WY.

The first bird was flying parallel to the road I was on and I wasn't sure what I was looking at at first.

The second bird was sighted just before the road entered a tunnel and was close enough to see its most piercing stare.

I don't know if I shall have ever the good fortune to return to the US but I do have some great memories of my trips.
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