The female Osprey sits on the nest patiently with her chick waiting for the male to return with fish to feed them both. She rarely leaves the nest before the chick fledges, only briefly to drive off any threat or to have a quick fly while dad takes over.

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australian, bird of prey, chick, nesting platform, osprey, pandion haliaetus, predator, raptor

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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