The other day I kayaked down the bay to see if the Osprey nest was being used this year. This nest is in a different place from the one I wrote about the other week. There was an Osprey sitting on a branch close to the nest but instead of taking a distant photo I decided to get out on the bank and get closer. However, by the time I got there the bird had flown off. I took a photo of the nest just for a record and when I examined it at home I saw the other bird's head sticking up from the nest.
I was disappointed I had not got photos of the bird on the branch, but yesterday certainly made up for it!
Yesterday I was down on the Noosa river for the monthly bird survey. As we were boating along the side of the river we spotted this bird sitting in a tree overlooking the water. The bird was not at all disturbed by the boat edging closer right underneath where it was sitting and I got closer to an Osprey than I have ever been!
It felt secure enough to even preen a little for us!