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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Nest with a view for new chicks

Central Coast Council is celebrating the arrival of three new Eastern Osprey chicks in its coastal backyard.

The new arrivals, part of a family of Eastern Osprey who reside at Central Coast Stadium, were spotted this week.

The birds took up residence at the stadium in 2014, with Council building a special platform for them two years ago.

The chicks appear “happy and healthy” the Council announced on its social media pages.

Stadium Manager, Kathy Casey said staff were thrilled to see the new chicks hatch.

“They have really settled in now and with their family growing, it is a real tick of approval for what we have done to help protect this threatened species,” she said.

“We love having them at the stadium and are thrilled to welcome these new additions to the osprey family.

Mayor Lisa Williams said she was pleased to see that positive Council action had led to an increase in osprey numbers on the Central Coast.

“We are actively helping increase the numbers of a threatened species which is not only great news for the osprey but for biodiversity in our region,” Mayor Williams said.

“We know the challenges of urbanisation and development are placing on our natural environment and this shows that we can be proactive and live side by side with our most precious of species.”

I think we all agree they certainly bought the cheapest house on the best street – what a view!

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