Osprey would have to be one of my favourite Australian raptors. A diurnal fish eating large raptor, it nests close to a water source of its food, and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. It builds nests of large sticks year upon year and raises 2-3 chicks. We have such a nest near us and have spent hours watching the growing youngsters demanding more and more food. These birds have fairly specific anatomical features – as hooked beaks, strong talons etc – to match their characteristics. Diving into the water to catch their prey they emerge and struggle to take off, turning their prey into the wind to create an aerodynamic shape. Whilst not endangered, their nesting sites are few, and they so often make use of man made structures such as pylons.