Osprey by Tom Hines
A showy juvenile Osprey on the outskirts of Sheffield has been drawing admirers to Ecclesfield Pond in recent days – and, as this superb shot by Tom Hines illustrates, it's been giving some spectacular views as it fishes at this small waterbody.
Tom's shot is brilliantly timed, just as the Osprey takes off following a successful fishing attempt. Excellent light and a superb pose, complete with spread wings and water droplets flying off in all directions, makes for a dynamic and exciting image that Tom must be very pleased with. We must also give a special shout out to Peter Garrity, who also submitted some fantastic images of this bird (one can be seen below)!
Congratulations to Tom on a worthy winner in a particularly strong week for photo submissions.
Other notable images
Great Northern Diver, Fair Isle, Shetland (Alex Penn).
Merlin, Beacon Ponds, East Yorkshire (Gary vause).
Common Kestrel, North Warren RSPB, Suffolk (Nick Brown).
Osprey, Chapeltown, South Yorkshire (Peter Garrity).
Osprey, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Keith Pickering).
Little Stint, Climping, West Sussex (Ian Wells).
Northern Lapwing and Eurasian Curlew, Cley Marshes NWT, Norfolk (Andy Thompson).
Jack Snipe and Pectoral Sandpiper, Langford Lakes, Wiltshire (David Betteridge).
Long-tailed Skua with gulls, Heist-aan-Zee, West Flanders (Marc Fasol).
Guillemot, East Wemyss, Fife (John Anderson).
Wryneck, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (Ashley Fisher).
Common Cuckoo, Southampton, Hampshire (Duncan Whitfield).
Black Redstart, Holy Island, Northumberland (Colin Bradshaw).
Red-backed Shrike, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset (Mark Dawson).
Goldfinch, Ballyclare, Antrim (Ian Dickey).
Little Bunting, Spurn YWT, East Yorkshire (John Hewitt).