The OSPREY at Chenies was there first thing this morning when I first saw it around 6.30 AM flying from Limes hill wood area towards Chenies bridge carrying a large fish. Lost to sight beyond the farm and a large willow.However walking up the footpath by Mill farm towards Latimer I relocated it in a dead tree not far up the path. It was a little precarious near the top of the tree, especially with the fish hanging vertically downwards. Suddenly it seemed to lose balance, flapped its wing and dropped the fish. It then flew to a nearby tree and made no attempt to retreive its fish which surprised me. After a while it flew hunting again towards Latimer bridge and then returned to below Chenies bridge where it again perched. It then hunted around that area before heading downstream towards Sarratt Bottom where I last saw it hovering and then closing its wings for a stoop at which point I lost it behind a tree.
As far as I know it was not seen after 0810 hours but could well still be in the area (Joan Thompson)