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Bit flustered

I found this nest and watched as they flew in and out of their nest that they had built on a pole and platform, presumably provided by the Council. I am assuming there is a nearly grown chick that both parents were feeding. The second fish was very much alive when the adult landed on the timber beside the nest and "prepared" it for dinner. At one stage the fish seemed to nearly escape from the claws and there was much flapping - (timber was in the way for great action shots). Only after the fish was dead was it delivered to into the nest.

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Taken on July 27, 2012