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May 132011
 

Matlock Mecury

Published on Friday 13 May 2011 10:57

Nature enthusiasts have succeeded in their bid to encourage one of the country’s most magnificent birds of prey to a Derbyshire reservoir.  Volunteers installed four nesting platforms at Carsington Water back in February with the hope of tempting osprey to the area. Now their endeavours appear to have paid off after two sightings of the elusive bird in the last two weeks. And a quick-off-the-mark photographer managed to get a snap of the impressive creature feasting on a fishy snack. Gary Atkins, publicity officer at Carsington Water, said: “Another osprey flew through the other day and dropped in on Carsington, where a few people got some pictures.

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