Ospreys are usually found in many countries all over the world however
they seem to be endangered. They are found around almost all the coast
in Australia, but they are not common anywhere.
Ospreys hunt their preys in bays and estuaries along coastlines. You
might be lucky enough to find one that catches its food. You will be
surprised with their amazing flying skills and their ability to hunt.
They can dive hundreds of metres from the air down the water. If they
see a fish swimming near the surface, they will swoop down and strike
their talons to lock the body of fish. The problem is, they often catch
fish that is too heavy to lift from the water.
The male and female osprey often build their nest together using sticks
and branches washed out from the beach. Sometimes the nest they built
can be very large because more and more sticks are piled onto it. The
problem usually occurs when two or three eggs are being laid.
Ospreys are threatened by the chemicals they get from the body of fish
they eat. It usually causes their eggs to have very thin shells and
often breaks before they hatch.