Port Lincoln Osprey
In 2015 a pair of breeding Osprey set up house on a barge in Proper Bay Port Lincoln. When the barge came up for sale Calypso Star Charters purchased it to preserve the birds home.
The nest was later transferred to a more secure barge next door and a more robust roost was built for the bundle of sticks which can weight more than 100kg.
A security camera was mounted near the nest to both protect the birds and to observe these amazing animals in their environment.
The camera has since been updated to an infrared model that monitors the birds 24/7.
From then to now
It is fascinating to watch the pair construct their nest over the years with the male bird bringing back everything from old fishing rope to discarded T-shirts!
Currently there are 2 chicks born on the 10th & 12th September 2017 with a third egg yet to hatch!
Photos by Fran Solly
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Telephone +61 (8) 8682 3939
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Office Location 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln SA 5606
Postal PO Box 2058, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 5606
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