osprey breeding west of Sydney?

Subject: osprey breeding west of Sydney?
From: Alastair Smith <>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:02:06 +1000
Salt water...We have an Osprey delighting us in the ACT at the moment. If the 
same bird,  it appeared at this time of the year last year and was the first 
record for the Territory.

On 13/04/2012, at 6:17 PM, Andrew Taylor wrote:

> Good Friday we kayaked Wallacia -> Penrith. In the sandstone gorge
> above Norton's Basin where the Nepean river is narrow pools separated
> by shallow rapids  I was  surprised to see an osprey because not only
> isn't this the habitat you associate with osprey in Australia, but I
> thought Osprey records away from saltwater in NSW were very unusual.
> But searching Ereamea produced a number of records from the last 2 years
> from further down the Nepean where its wide open flat water and one from
> Warragamba Dam - not many kilometres from my sighting.
> I didn't have binoculars but I took the osprey to be a juvenile.
> Interestingly there is a mention on Eremea of an osprey  nest in May 2011
> on the lower reaches of the Grose River  - seemingly a highly unlikely
> location, but there are sightings both up&down the Nepean from there.
> Andrew
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