Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for September 14, 2011

More images from Kilcarnup

While I was at Kilcarnup photographing the Ospreys I got a number of good images. Here are some samples.

Mum stretching her wings

Mum stretching her wings


Albatross

Albatross


Nankeen Kestrel

Nankeen Kestrel


Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle


Kilcarnup sunset

Kilcarnup sunset


Access to Kilcarnup is by 4WD only, and in summer the track is very boggy. In summer you can walk up from the mouth of the Margaret River when the sandbar is across the river mouth. It is about 3k.

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Nesting Ospreys

Just north of the mouth of the Margaret River there is a huge Osprey nest that has been used for many years by a pair of Ospreys. It is on a small rocky outcrop just offshore so they are safe from everything except other birds. In this photo Dad is just leaving to go hunting. He joined up with about 3 other Ospreys who were circling the area. I think they may be chicks from previous years.

At least one of the chicks has hatched – I have one photo in which you can see a little head but you need to compare it with other photos to be sure it is not part of a branch, so I won’t post it.

Osprey pair

Osprey