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A new era dawns

A new era dawns. Today marked my first visit to Goldcliff Lagoons since the sad death of  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. She was a great and very respected monarch throughout the world.  Her passing marked the end of the modern Elizabethan era and the dawn of a new one. King Charles III has now ascended to the throne - "God save the King". The new era will be called the Carolean age under King Charles III. I thought his first speech was very touching and I believe he will be a great King like his mother. We also now have a new Prince of Wales with Prince William taking on his father's previous titles.  Every time I now take picture of the second Severn crossing - namely the Prince of Wales bridge there will be a different face that now pops up in my head. The Prince of Wales Bridge I've had a very stressful and busy week myself and I was in real need of some bird therapy today for a few hours to take my mind off things. A visit to Goldcliff Lagoons alway

Eye spy with my little eye something beginning with O

This evening I was doing the rounds around some of my local haunts to see whether any of my favourite migrant birds had arrived yet.

I decided to take a stroll along the River Usk, walked a couple of miles and caught sight of a Kingfisher that flew off in a flash of blue.

For some reason I looked up, rare for me when I've got a Kingfisher in my sights and then I saw a huge black and white bird . Incredibly it was an Osprey flying up River.

I quickly focussed on it with the lens and took as many pics as I could.

Its got a ring on it which I have reported to Roy Dennis website .

To say I am over joyed is an understatement. This is the first time in my life to see one of these magnificent birds. Wow.


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