A natural clearing, maintained by the local kangaroo population, around this long-standing nesting site at Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area (Morisset section), just a short drive from home. The perfect spot wouldn't you think, for the ultimate birds-eye-view, watching out for prey down on the ground, and then to go fishing nearby at the lake.
It's not every day you get to see these wonderful raptors. A little off the beaten track, to get a glimpse of the Osprey.
One decided to take up a new vantage point on first approach
Using the tele-converter lens, I'd drawn an imaginary line in the ground as to a safe and respectful distance between me and the birds. Wasn't sure how much closer I could've moved though, without upsetting the Osprey. Decided to err on the side of caution, since aside from giving them any angst, I wasn't exactly sure what might be the appropriate strategy to undertake if an enraged Osprey came hurtling my way.
Off the nest and out onto a limb, when approached from a differing track/angle
the nest amazes me, twig by twig gathered, that's a lot of flying time ...
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