Osprey in Healesville Sanctuary near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, February 2006
Eastern Osprey, Swan River, Perth, Western Australia. The white scalloping around the dark feather margins distinguish this as a juvenile bird
Adult female Eastern Osprey, showing typical dark bib across chest.
Adult male Eastern Osprey, Swan River, Perth, Western Australia. Smaller than his mate, the male has much lighter chest markings.
Adult female Eastern Osprey, showing detail of dark bib across chest.
Adult female with chick. The chick's bib doesn't have the clear markings that its mother has and its eyes are more orange coloured than those of the parent birds.
Another image showing the difference in eye colour between the mother Osprey and her five-week-old chick
The chick is very effectively camouflaged
Distinctive broad "M" formed by the wings in flight. Rottnest Island, November 2010.
At almost three months, the juvenile Osprey has very clear chest markings.