Osprey at Stourhead


An original painting of an Osprey and the Temple of Apollo at the Stourhead Lake

This is a painting of an osprey, a fish in its talons, taking off and climbing to the  left to avoid the trees and find a suitable feeding roost

Original Painting in Acrylic on Board 300 x 300 framed 400 x 400

Artist Michael Brobson

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Every Spring and Autumn Ospreys migrate to Africa and back to the UK, stopping off on the way north to refuel.  The birds migrate alone, stopping at favourite feeding sites along the way, (sometimes for a week or so).  The lakes and river Stour running down to Gasper from Stourhead in Wiltshire provide just such a refuelling stop.

Stourhead is a large estate owned by the National Trust of Britain. It has a large palladian mansion with a world-famous landscape garden. The centrepiece is a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees.  The Temple of Apollo is just one of these temples a classical structure overlooking the lake

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