The Belongil Estuary Osprey have a chick and it’s hard work for Mumma first building the nest, giving birth, incubating the chick for approximately two weeks and then feeding and protecting it until it fledges anywhere from 48 to 76 days. Mumma primarily stays on the nest but here she takes a quick breather after chasing a Sea Eagle away from the nest.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


australian, bird of prey, fishing hawk, nesting platform, osprey, pandion haliaetus, raptor

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