This year seems to have been a good year for Ospreys in our area. Several people have reported sightings of them over the Dick Fell reserve at Guard Hill, this summer. These sighting are presumably of the birds nesting over on the other side of the Kent at Foulshaw Moss flying between their nesting site and their fishing grounds around Leighton Moss. Dick Fell is ideally situated under this flight path.
Ann Kitchen has kindly supplied a series of Photoshop mock-ups, appropriately overlaid onto contemporary photographs of the location to illustrate the likely visual impact of the proposed new development at Sandside.