Osprey Nest @ Osprey House

When looking for natural nesting sites, Ospreys usually favour high trees with an unobstructed view of the surrounding area. Development has reduced the number of natural nesting sites available to raptors in south east Queensland.

A pole was erected at Osprey House in mid-2006 to support a specially built raptor nesting platform. By providing a nesting site, we help to protect these magnificent birds and encourage their continued presence in the Pine River Estuary.

Live footage can be viewed on a monitor located in Osprey House.

A camera, updated in January 2010, installed above the platform captures nesting and feeding behaviour.

A pair of Ospreys took up residence in late 2008 and have successfully raised one chick (May-Sept 2009). Video recorded during this period can be seen in our Osprey Family - 2009 section.

Osprey Pole

Installing platform August 2006.

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1st egg - 22nd May 2009

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2nd egg - 25th May 2009

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Hatchling Talon - July 3rd 2009

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Talon - Week 1

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Talon - Week 3

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Talon - Week 4

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Talon - Week 6

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Talon - 1st Flight - 4th Sept. 2009