Cycled down to the bird reserve at Shapwick Heath with the children. A beautiful late summer day and the air full of that end of season character that settles on the landscape imperceptibly.
Watched a distant osprey from the tower hide, perched on a dead tree and briefly hovering high over the water but clearly unable to commit to a fish before returning to its post. We watched an osprey here two years ago, on the same dead tree and probably the same bird, as it stopped off for two weeks on its way south. The children were more interested in throwing stones into the water, clearly thinking that ospreys are two a penny and only a cycle ride from our house.