Today the weather was perfect for an early start in the kayaks, so we had a trip around the marina and along the coast. There were plenty of seabirds around. Because we were on the water, I only had my little camera, so not very good for distance shots of birds.
The best thing this morning was seeing one of the young ospreys for the first time since they left hte nest a few weeks ago.
Mum kept a close eye from a nearby lookout – you can see her on the aerial on the roof.
Here’s a view of the nest from on the water. You get a good view of the sculpture that it was built in.
And here the youngster is perched on a mast, looking closely for fish.
osprey call Click on ‘osprey call’ and hopefully you’ll be able to see and hear it. The young osprey was constantly calling to Mum during its training session.
There were several families of crested terns by the boats.
There was a family of Australasian Darters out. This is the female.
I’ve also seen several night herons by the marina this week. This is the best picture I’ve managed. The problem is that I see them when it’s dark. They are too far away to use a flash, so all the pictures were a bit dark and blurry. Hopefully I’ll get a better one before they leave the area.