Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Osprey nursery

I went down to Kilcarnup where there is alarge Osprey nest. Each year I have been there a pair of Ospreys have been there and they raise 2-3 chicks each time. They normally leave the nest around October, so this time they were well and truly out. THis year I think they have had 3 chicks. The mother was feeding the other bird in the nest. I am pretty sure the pair of Osprey outside the nest were young chicks waiting for dad to return home. (These Osprey have nothing to do with the Osprey in the previous post).

Mother and chick

I saw one of these birds feeding the other earlier so I am assuming one is the mother. It is hard to tell from the size though.

Two chicks.

They must be nearly ready to leave home.

I was hoping they would go for a quick flight, but all they did was look at me.

2 responses

  1. How wonderful to see these in their “home environment”, and to also have that connection over the seasons with these beautiful ospreys. thanks for sharing!

    November 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    • Yes – it is wonderful. Their nest is on a small limestone outcrop about 30 metres offshore, so for Ospreys it is a prime piece of real estate! There are very strong currents between the shore and the outcrop, so they are well protected. I have been told they have been coming back for over 20 years (probably more than one generation!).

      November 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

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