A nest on high

Only after I finished the Wellington Point trail, did I notice a tower on the opposite side of the road. It stretched up for about one hundred metres, and bent over a jumble of twigs perched an osprey.

Wellington Point
Can you believe these birds have a wing span of 1.7 metres?

These beautiful hawks breed annually with the same mate for life. In Australia they live along the coast, in wetlands and around off shore islands where they catch fish, but they also eat reptiles, birds, insects and small mammals.

Their worst enemy is us because osprey are losing their nesting sites due to development. The Redland City Council was responsible for this nesting pole and I wish there were more so we can continue to admire these spectacular birds.

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