Osprey nest on platform above electric wires
This week's Photo Hunter challenge: electric
Across central Ontario, ospreys often build nests atop tall pines close to shallow water alive with fish. But in many otherwise perfect nesting areas, tall pines have been cut down to create shorelines and to build cottages and houses.
So ospreys have learned to build nests on top of hydro poles (a.k.a. telephone poles). As you would expect, this exposes the birds to live wires, which can electrocute ospreys and cause power outages and fires.
To the rescue - Ontario’s main electric company – Hydro One! In popular osprey nesting areas, the company builds plywood nesting platforms above the wires.
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Good shot. The county has done the same here. I hope that guy adds a few more branches to the nest. MB
I don't think anyone will be able to top that. nice shot.
wow Your country is really well organise, I have never seen it before!
What a great idea. Love the shot of the Osprey.
This is so neat. The osprey do the same thing in Florida...in fact, along US 1 going from Miami to Key Largo, almost all the poles in a certain section have either osprey or eagle nests!
What a great idea! Great shot.
Have a very nice week end.:)
How neat, EG, that they build nesting platforms for the Ospreys...
Thanks for a great post.
That was my first question, who builds the platform! Great photo and info. Love this shot.
I think it's wonderful that the company built these nesting platforms. I doubt that it costs all that much and it definitely does help the osspreys. Thanks for a great picture.
Cheers to the electric company guys who provided these ospreys with no-cost housing.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very good on the Electric Company's part. We don't see many Ospreys here.
What an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing. :)
We have platforms built in the Columbia River for them!
That is a wonderful idea that company had to build them above the electic wires. . . great shot!
What an amazing shot !! I loved this completely !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan
How wonderful! Big companies can have a heart after all. Great shot. :)
Wow I wish we had birds like that nesting in East London. I would ahve to go several hundred mils to see one. Great take on the theme
That is one amazing photo!!
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Have a wonderful Saturday.
What a clever idea! Good on Hydro One! I have never seen this before! Wonderful photo!
That is cool! Nice shot my friend..happy hunting and weekend.
Good to combine "electric" and "nature" - bird life!
Is it electric or hydro in Canada or both. Love your photos and country
That is so interesting. How wonderful that the electric co. made it so that the osprey's could safely build nests.
Great idea !
Oh, that is so wonderful that they do that...it saves so much trouble for everyone. But best of all, it saves the ospreys!
Awesome shot! It makes me happy that they did that to protect the birds. Thanks for sharing this!
What a great idea - and a win-win solution.
I have never seen such a thing-- what a great idea!!
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That's a great idea! I like it when nature and business are not opponents.
nice. but im scared of the bird
What a great picture!
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