Ozzy and Izzy the Ospreys is an illustrated wildlife adventure for children and young adults. It follows the journey of Ozzy who migrates between Rutland Water in Leicestershire, England and Senegal on the west coast of Africa. Through his eyes, we follow him as he flys 3,000 miles from West Africa, then over the perilous Sahara Desert and on to Gibraltar, through Spain to France, north again over the English Channel and then in to southern England. After his migration, Ozzy arrives at Rutland Water and hunts for a female mate. Izzy, a female osprey, is settled at Rutland Water and discovers Ozzy after she watches him catch a fish in the lake. The two ospreys enjoy a wonderful courtship dance and the two of them continue their adventure into parenthood together.
Paul Gaunt lives in Leicestershire and spent his early years as a child walking and watching wildlife. Having reclaimed an old canoe he would spend most weekends on the grand union canal at Glen Parva. Paul later turned to writing about his love of wildlife and this book is the first of many short stories that Paul has written based on his experiences of his walks.