On locking up the hides I had to have a double take as I saw a large noticebly white bird perched on the fallen trees in the silt pond on the way to Ivy South hide. Unfortunately it spotted me at exactly the same time and took to the air, flying south quite low over the lake. I have never seen an osprey so close and was in absolute awe! It was immense! Jim had failed to tell me about his earlier sighting of the Osprey so it took me completely by supprise and as time went on I started to doubt I had seen it as it was so surreal. But just reading his post now confirms it!