A Portrait of the Osprey as a Young Man

Update on No 14 – as you can see he has definitely made his home this summer in South Lakes with its wide estuaries, flowing tides and shifting sands. Hatched in 2013 he is fast growing up into a mature bird. Establishing a territory and demonstrating fishing prowess is key to getting a partner so we hope  he has now put himself  in an ideal position to start a relationship next year.

“He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the seaharvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.”
― James JoyceA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man