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  • Martin.au
  • Thingyologist
Rare bird sighting.
Well, look who I found in the middle of suburban Adelaide, where they aren't supposed to exist. Osprey are rare and endangered in South Australia, with a small number along the west coast, and around KI. Having one fly up to me in the suburbs was.............surprising!



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  • Fenrir
Re: Rare bird sighting.
Reply #1
Was it raining? Looks a bit soggy.
It's what plants crave.

  • Martin.au
  • Thingyologist
Re: Rare bird sighting.
Reply #2
Might have taken a shot at a fish. It is what they do. :D
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  • borealis
  • Administrator
Re: Rare bird sighting.
Reply #3
They don't usually get that wet though.

Nice encounter though!

A pair were scoping out the lake here on the other side of the planet a couple days ago. Osprey are a common and familiar sight here.

Re: Rare bird sighting.
Reply #4
Osprey are all over the place up here. It's pretty neat watching them fish though.
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Re: Rare bird sighting.
Reply #5
Back in 2012, I saw about a dozen California Condors in the wild at Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park, including two that were only maybe twenty feet over our heads. That was something like 10% of the extant wild population at the time.

e: you're a much better photographer than me!