As we have reported previously on the website, last year we helped Lawrence Ball and Jamie Weston to build photography hides at their two fish farm sites in Rutland. In recent years the local Ospreys had started to have a significant impact on fish stocks. After discussing the problem with us, Lawrence agreed that the best way forward was to take a pro-active approach; to actively encourage the birds to take fish close to purpose-built photography hides. The hides were completed last summer, but they have really come into their own in recent weeks, when up to five different birds have been taking fish. Geoff Harries has sent us a series of stunning photos that show 03(97), 01(09), 28(10) and 33(11) in action at the two sites at Horn Mill and Ryhall (51(11) is the other bird that has visited recently). If you would like further information, or to book a place in the hides, check out the River Gwash Trout Farm website. To see more of Geoff’s brilliant photos, make sure you visit his website too.
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