06 May 2014

Osprey

6.17 a.m., looking out over the Wallamba River, Tuncurry Nth/Darawank 


 how could the day not be a beauty ... starting with a view like this?


this Osprey was the winning ticket, at a location just a short drive away from the holiday park


The previous afternoon, the parent bird had been sitting under the struts; took flight ... did a big u-turn and came back to sit over this chick.  

cropped close-up 


a robust platform and nest; good to know it's well utilised



back at riverside for sunset, just after 5pm



45 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

The Osprey looking after its young. The Wallamba River looks so still, lovely.

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Great series.
So beautiful landscape with fog.
The Osprey is truly sublime, is not in the Netherlands, unfortunately.
Greetings Irma

Joyful said...

Awesome scenes. Lovely way to start the day indeed :-)

Haddock said...

Thanks for sharing.
The activities in the nest must be really interesting to watch.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carole, beautiful river scenes. I love the Osprey on the nest and the gorgeous sunset. Lovely series of photos. Enjoy your week ahead!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carol,
I love this stunning silence of this early Morning fog. Great capture !
The bird is also wonderful. Fantastic !
Best regards, Synnöve

Helma said...

Ohhhhh ..... great Carole!
The Osprey has a magnificent bird of prey, but you have the environment also superb recorded. Beautiful reflections in the water and beautiful skies.
Greetings

Roan said...

Amazing shot of the ospry. The morning shot is peaceful, serene, and just plain beautiful! The sunset reflections, wow.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the fog & the reflection of the clouds in the water. so beaut-i-ful. ( :

Anni said...

Oh Carole!!! [ I sound like Neil Sedaka and his song, "Oh Carol" ] ...the morning views are incredible. I could sit there for hours if only we could freeze time.

Your osprey - one of my favorite birds - images are also incredible.

Alexa T said...

Great views! And so lovely to discover through your lens such beautiful places... Thank you for sharing!

DeniseinVA said...

Misty and magical! Your Osprey shots are super.

Tomoko said...

Wow and wow!!
I hardly believe that your photo were taken on our planet!That ospry is gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

My goodness. Just beautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The view is lovely and the osprey is a gorgeous bird.

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, what awesome shots of the osprey!! That's a bird that is still on my wish list. He is a beauty and you got the nest too! Way to go. :)

Phil Slade said...

Hi Carole and greetings from Menorca. Your picture in the mist is beautiful and atmospheric. Needless to say I am dead jealous of your Osprey pics
Don't know the acronym MIA but "missing in action" sounds possible?

Karen said...

Gorgeous scenery! What a peaceful looking river. The Osprey are marvellous!

Montanagirl said...

Such beautiful photos! Love the Osprey. They're such neat birds!

Rambling Woods said...

That osprey has a wonderful view for his or her nest. Beautiful photos... Michelle from Nature Notes

bettyl-NZ said...

You sure can't ask for better scenery than that, it's gorgeous!!!
Your osprey is awesome, too.

Grandma C said...

Beautiful Osprey! I love the reflections of the clouds in the water too.

Susan said...

From the moment I saw your first photo I knew this post was special.
Beautiful shots Carole :D)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird, Carole!

Ida said...

Gorgeous countryside and that first shot of the Osprey is awesome.

Richard Waring said...

Carole, that is a wonderful set of photos, beautifully presenting the story. Thanks for sharing, Regards, Richard

Gumer Paz said...

Beautiful pictures with the light of dawn and water vapor is superb. How beautiful reflections.
That eagle, fish hunting? Only? They prepared the nest because there are native? That pretty pictures!
A kiss Carole

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Well from crack of dawn to the end of the day, your shots are just wonderful.Love the mistiness and reflections in the first shots and the colour in the sunsets shots. The Osprey is awesome.

mick said...

Beautiful riverside photos and the Osprey is great.

i stora drag said...

Very nice to see the osprey this close, I usally only see it high over my head, flying!
A very good place to be here by the lake I understand.
Greetings Pia

Carole M. said...

thanks all for your lovely comments. and to Gumer yes their diet is fish, and they will use the same nest site over many years, I think perhaps building a little on top of the previous year.

HansHB said...

Beautiful photos!
Love it!

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Brian King said...

Wow, these are fantastic, Carole!

Laura said...

As I looked at this blog post, the first photos of the sky and quiet river scene were amazing. Then I was amazed to see your osprey pics AND the pics of the baby osprey! So sweet!!! Loved your sunset pics as well! Great shots! Thanks!!!
hugs, Laura

Karen said...

Great series of shots. Lovely photo's of the river.

Stewart M said...

Wow! The riverscape is great in itself, but the pictures of the Osprey - I have only have got pictures of them on the wing.

Very nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dave said...

Superb post. Of course its a wonderful bird, your lucky to be able to connect with it like this. The lake scene is wonderful.
Dave

NatureFootstep said...

we have ospreys but I´ve never seen a nest. Nice to see one.

David Gascoigne said...

Osprey was a species that I had hoped to see when I visited Australia, but I missed. It is morphologically different from the bird we see here and in fact the IOC has split the species into Eastern Osprey (yours) and Western Osprey (the rest of the world). I have a great fondness for ospreys, several of which nest locally every year, and I live on Osprey Drive.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The misty opening to the day is enchanting. Such lovely soft colours. And the osprey is fascinating. It certainly knows how to build a large nest.

mrbennettkent said...

Stunning landscape work and beautifully detailed Osprey shots - one of my favourite birds from my recent trip to Queensland. Seen on Wild Bird Wednesday

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post Carole your images are stunning.
Ospreys have been seen flying over my patch but the nearest nesting birds are about 80 miles away.

janiceadcock said...

Breathtaking!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Carole..Osprey in Spain is so suspicious.. It´s not easy to take pictures.. Great capture and lovely scenery.. Well-done.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I was driving from Queensland to NSW, and I saw pelicans in a river. Such big birds.