New site for young osprey pair ready
A PAIR of young ospreys will hopefully return to their new home installed at Toormina's velodrome yesterday.
The nest established by the birds on a floodlight was relocated in a meticulous operation to a specially designed pole nearby. The ospreys, which are listed as vulnerable under the Threatened Species Conservation Act, built their nest last autumn.
“The nest had to remain where it was, so we have had to leave that light off ever since to prevent the sticks and other material catching fire,” Coffs Harbour City Council's sports unit events and local sports co-ordinator, Leanne Atwal, said.