The Magnificent Osprey

I don’t often get the chance to observe the magnificent Osprey. When I do, it is always a special moment. I guess most birders feel the same way about this wonderful bird.

Therefore it was with great delight that I saw a special article in today’s state wide newspaper here in South Australia – The Advertiser – about this lovely bird, complete with a great photograph.

For those who do not have access to our daily paper, the photo and accompanying article can be seen by clicking here. It’s worth a quick visit – even if you only take a look at the great photo. [UPDATE: sorry – this link no longer works. Nov 2013]

Happy birding.

Because the link to the photo I wrote about no longer works, I’ve included one I took some time ago while on a holiday on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. It’s not a great photo but it shows the Osprey in flight.




4 Responses to “The Magnificent Osprey”

  1. Duncan says:

    I agree with you re. the Osprey Trevor, extremely rare and out of range here in Gippsland but we’ve been fortunate to see one three times over the years, a great thrill.

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks Duncan. Like so many of our larger birds of prey, they are something special. So sad when they become threatened and rare.

  3. Tricia says:

    Thanks for that link to the story about the Osprey Trevor. What a great story, I love to see people go out of there way to help our magnificent wildlife.

  4. Trevor says:

    I agree with you Tricia. Wasn’t it a magnificent photo – my mother-in-law commandeered that page from the paper the moment she saw it. She is always looking for good subjects for her painting.

    She gave me a beautiful painting of a kookaburra she’d done several year ago. I didn’t have the heart to say that I liked her painting of some fairy penguins better – she has kept that for her own lounge room. [sigh]

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