The Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus axillaris, are medium to small raptors. Though reported across Australia, they are most common in the south-east and south-west of the mainland. Photo by outdoorphoto.co.cz
Rutland Water welcomed back its first ospreys of the year. Field officer John Wright was able to capture the precise moment when this male osprey returned to his nest after a long migration from his west African wintering grounds. He started rebuilding his nest almost immediately, in anticipation of the arrival of his mate.