Wow, that’s huge.
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It is! We see them everywhere here.
That’s awesome. Maybe I’m a little biased because the word Osprey is part of my stage name, but that’s cool nonetheless.
Thanks, Ospreyshire! 🙂
this is a very dangerous situation for that Osprey! The nest is right beside the high voltage line!
Sooner or later it’ll touch that line & die!
This is one of several in our area. They seem to like building them on these lines. They have been doing it for as long as I can remember. Maybe that is why we rarely see the actual birds!
Osprey like to build on top of single trees.They are not building there because of the lines.People who are in Osprey societies put single poles out in boggy like areas for them.The birds do not understand that these poles are dangerous until it’s too late.
I bet If you contacted a local birding group,they’d do something about it!
Thanks for the heads up.
found this number for your area & it’s my home town!
For Osprey emergencies to do with Hydro Poles, here is the Peterborough Hydro One General Number….. 1-888-871-3514. Give them the exact location and ask to speak to the local office.
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I contacted the group about that nest.Basically they build another pole near but higher hoping the Osprey relocates?
I wonder why the hydro electric companies wouldn’t have done something about this before. They have always made their nests there for as long as I can remember. They line the streets!
cost………..they do get electrocuted but for them to build nests higher on each pole would cost a lot!
These nests are everywhere in our area. I don’t often see the birds. The one time I did, I had the wrong lens on my camera!
nice photo and enjoyed the comments and learning about Osprey nesting dangers and the info – very cool to learn this
Very cool nest. Reading the comments was interesting too. Are they going to build a taller post nearby because if that appeals to the bird, you might get to catch some nestbuilding activity come spring
plus reduces the hazard of electrocution to the birds.
Rebel Guy said those posts were left that way for them. All the other ones near-by are newer ones.
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