I know what you mean but this is not a photo of the bird's nesting site, which would be a different matter. I expect it was on a fishing expedition. We know there are ospreys nesting at Loch Garten, Loch of the Lowes, near Peebles, Kelso and many others and you can spot them at various locations which are well known. Several have webcams at the nest site and are monitored by wildlife organisations and volunteers. The nesting site at Kelso has recently been "renovated" with the help of SP Energy Networks. Naturally, the actual location hasn't been revealed.
I was pleased reading this part of your post.
I know of Golden Eagles up their in the North of Scotland, and now also only a few miles from my home here is another nesting Golden Eagle.
My carers got the Welsh Forestry Commision involved when I showed them, as it took some time for them to actually belive me what the bird was as they have only ever heard of them, and bnever ever seen one close-up. The Forestry commisiion have given the nesting site over to another wildlife agency, who now monitor and watch the site, also with trip wires and wireless wi-fi devices in the forest to alert if anything is not right.
I would never put any images of the bird online.
I wonder if i should even have said Wales has a nesting Golden Eagle?
My carers are not here as I speak this on screen, so if too much information, tell me and i'll delete this post.
Like you, I also have a great massive lens, mine is only a Nikon zoom 150-500mm/f5.6.