Osprey nesting on mobile crane


This and other Ospreys were nesting on a mobile crane above a construction site. The birds were so persistent that the company eventually contacted wildlife authorities about how to build a nest box. Apparently, several Norfolk Pines had been removed along Pumicestone Passage – evidently prime real estate for both Ospreys and developers.

Pumicestone Passage, Caloundra, Queensland

Canon 30D, 28–70mm, 1/1000, f10

by Bruce Doran, New South Wales