Cairns Ospreys

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Subject: Cairns Ospreys
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:47:46 +1000
Hi Everyone,
Some of you who have visited Cairns before may remember an Ospreys nest not
far from Centenary Lakes, this was always a reliable spot to see the Ospreys
for many years. About 18 months ago a cyclone blew it down and despite
feeble attempts to replace some sticks the birds deserted the tree. They
moved about 1km to the Anderson Road Ambulance Stations communications tower
where they set up camp. The nest must have been interfering with
communications, so the ambulance service moved the nest about 2m by
extending the tower and mounting a large dish offset from the point of the
tower. The collection of sticks was put into the dish and the birds did not
miss a beat in returning to the nest. The good news is the two adult birds
now have three healthy youngsters currently standing in the nest exercising
their wings and getting ready for their first flight. The proud parents are
usually perched on the tower below the nest when not off trying to get some
prey to feed three hungry mouths. Congratulations must go to the Queensland
Ambulance Service for solving their problem and ensuring the birds continued
nesting and having a very successful outcome this season.

Keith & Lindsay

Keith & Lindsay Fisher
PO Box 2209 Cairns, (16°55' 40"S 145° 46' 35"E)
Far North Queensland 4870 Australia

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