• Ospreys in the Desert

    26 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Adam Cairns is a photographer, writer and poet. He is returning to the UK after a four year spell in Qatar, in the Middle East. He posts photos and descriptions of the birds he finds on his blog, Birderlife. This is Adam's first contribution to 10,000 Birds.
    I was studying a row of Black-winged Stilts on the edge of the concrete rimmed reservoir when a shadow flickered overhead. I watched, my heart hammering as a large, pale-coloured bird swept over the water and swung its legs downward to meet the surface. It was hard to take in. An Osprey had just taken a fish, here in the middle of the...
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