I was busy taking photos of humpback whales when this Osprey decided to go fishing in front of me.
At Kilcarnup there was an Osprey nest that had been built up over many years. Each year I visited Kilcarnup and could photograph the proud parents with their chicks. You can see images of the Ospreys in earlier posts. After the Margaret River bushfires, the nest was abandoned and I was disappointed that I couldn’t see these magnificent birds at Kilcarnup. I visited the nest a few weeks ago, and it was in a state of disrepair. The day I visited the weather was dreadful and I didn’t bother to look around. However I was told that the Osprey’s were building a new nest, so today I went to see. There were 3 Osprey in the area that I could see. The new nest has a long way to go before it reaches the size of the old one, but it is a good start. The new nest is about 500m from the old ones on Cape Mentelle.
He was in Toby’s Inlet – next to signs warning of the poor water quality. We need some rain to flush these waterways.
I saw this Osprey as I was coming home last night. He was circling, and riding the thermals. I didn’t realise at the time that he had a fish, and I thought he was hunting. I’m guessing he was trying to gain height for the flight back to his nest – I have photographed an Opsrey previously in this area with a large fish in his claws.