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Osprey at Lackford Lakes strikes a picture perfect pose for photographers

This Osprey has proved a stunning subject for photographers after it stayed at Lackford Lakes for more than a week.

The bird has been spotted at the nature reserve on multiple occasions and provided ample picture opportunities such as the one above by Ian Goodall.

Mike Andrews, visitor officer at Lackford Lakes, said although it was not unusual for Ospreys to pass through the reserve during the Autumn, they rarely stay for more than a day.

Osprey at Lackford Lakes. Picture: Ian Goodall
Osprey at Lackford Lakes. Picture: Ian Goodall

“It looks like a young bird from further north probably Scotland on its migration to Africa and it has decided to spend a week here.

“It has been bringing in quite a few visitors and a lot of people are getting really close shots on their cameras.”

Initially, two Ospreys were spotted for three to four days but after that there was just one, which as of today had been at Lackford for nine days.

“It has been spotted all over the reserve but particularly in front of a few of our hides.

“It’s a nice bird to see and an unusual bird for Suffolk. What’s unusual is that they’ve stayed so long. Normally it’s just a day and that’s all we see of them.”

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