Saturday, August 22, 2009

Who Lives Here?/ Camera Critters

Who would build a nest on a light standard high above an athletic field in East Gwillimbury...

or on a telephone pole high above an East Gwillimbury railroad track?

An osprey, that's who!

Until a few days ago, I had never seen an osprey. Then a friend told me he knew where there were two nests a few minutes from his farm. Mama osprey is sitting on the nest (first photo) and Papa is is standing guard on a nearby light standard (third photo). The nest in the second photo appears to be empty.

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28 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Excellent sleuth post! The close up is wonderful!

Small City Scenes said...

Isn that so fun. On Whidbey where my Mother lives--right on the hiway to her house, on a power pole--is an Ospery nest. It is sooo cool to see ther birds there.I have many pics of them.

And when I was at a rodeo with Kylee in Okanogan--there above the rodeo grounds on a power pole was an Osprey nest.

I find them amazing raptors.
MB

judi said...

So, ya going pro with that camera set-up? Fantastic shots and you must have a fantastic zoom or were you in one of those bucket trucks they use to fix the lights? backing away now... :)

Martha in PA said...

Amazing shots. We would see osprey nests quite often on high poles in Florida, but never anywhere I could stop and photograph them! Well done!


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Hootin' Anni said...

the last photo...the closeup is stupendous!!!

My C C is posted....it's Tahoe this time, getting into trouble....again! Come by for a visit, won't you? You need to scroll down below my Saturday's photo hunt to view. Happy day wishes sent your way.

PERBS said...

Isn't it wonderful when you learn something new? We have osprey here also.

Jedediah said...

Nice shots. It seems to be the time for ospreys, I've seen my first wild one in germany last month, too (I hd seen one before in the US, though)

Juliana RW said...

Wow...GREAT shots

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

kaye said...

that is so awesome!

Mirage said...

Wow! nice spot for a nest!!!

Have a nice weekend!

Snap said...

Wonderful shots! Thanks so much!

Jarart said...

Great series of photo's! We have Osprey here too and they always seem to have those big messy nests.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ospreys do build their nests in strange places, don't they??? Great pictures, EG.
Hugs,
Betsy

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Living in Florida,near the Gulf coast,we are lucky enough to see the osprey nests everywhere.They are such attentive parents,aren't they?

Dagrun said...

Haha.. wonderful! Imagine the view up there!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

LOVE this post!!! How kewl to spy this unlikely nest and get the close up too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great post! I love ospreys!

Jacob said...

We have many osprey in Florida...they are magnificent birds. The bald eagles build similar nests in our telephone poles, and sometimes it's hard to tell them apart.

Very fine foto!

Willard said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, but you did quite well too. I really like your pictures.

The one I photographed was in a wilderness setting, but we have to take them where we find them. You can be proud of these photos.

Dirk said...

Great pictures, never have seen this bird in our region

Sandy Kessler said...

They live like this at our school each lamppost

Cezar and Léia said...

wow I hope he didn't have problems to sleep!
Beautiful and perfect shot!
happy camera critters
Luna

Tom said...

This is a bird I have always wanted to see up close... I'd love to see one catching fish.

Tom

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful! Fancy an osprey nesting there!

Rose said...

I have never seen one, and would dearly love to. Awesome pictures.

see you there! said...

I've never seen an Osprey. Looks like they have a great view of everything from their nesting spot.

Darla

lisaschaos said...

I love how the Osprey nest where we can watch them!

dot said...

What a place to build a home. Amazing shots!

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