Sunday, April 18, 2010

Osprey Nest/ Macro Monday

Closeup of an osprey nest on a light standard over a soccer field

Again this week, a closeup, not a macro. A pair of osprey returned to East Gwillimbury about two weeks ago. The two have been repairing last year's nest.


The front view of the light standard. It's a long way up.


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29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The Ospreys seem to build their nest anywhere they like. Have you seen the Osprey on the nest?

Jenn Jilks said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

EG Wow said...

Eileen,
Yes I have seen an osprey on the nest and the other osprey standing on a light standard close by acting as lookout.

Paulie said...

We actually have some tall poles with flat board on top for them to rest and build a nest when they come to nest.

EG Wow said...

Paulie,

In many places where ospreys build nests we have platforms high above telephone poles for them too. But not here.

Jacob said...

Dontcha just love it. There are places along U.S. one south of Miami where an osprey nest (and some eagles' nests) can be seen atop most of the telephone poles.

Nice shot of this one!

Small City Scenes said...

Good shot EG. I like the idea of nesting poles---since we seem to like to take down every tree. Soon our countries tree will be 'The Telephone Pole'. At least the birds will use them. MB

ksdoolittle said...

I see a lot of these here in Cape Breton. We have one built on one of the lights that surrounds our little league baseball diamond! They have the best seat in the house! ~ks

Kristin said...

Hi,

Very interesting to find a nest there. What a lovely suprise. Found one near my garden too. It was really wonderful watching the eggs hatch and grow into beautiful birds.

Thanks for dropping by. :-)

awarewriter said...

Not such a long way up if you're flying. Nice shots. I wonder what happens when the lights go on? Nest warmer?

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow, that must be a very industrious bird to make a nest on top of that pole. Happy Monday!

Antzy

Colleen said...

I think that's as close as you're going to get to that osprey nest. They like to nest pretty high up.

zem said...

Great shots - thanks for putting this up.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That nest looks very high! Have the Ospreys hatched their eggs?

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

We have no osprey where I live. Thank you for sharing!

MyMaracas said...

That is a strange place for a nest, I must say. You'd think the lights would scare them off. Thanks for sharing - it's a fun photo!

J Bar said...

That's interesting. I don't think I've ever seen bird nests on power/light poles in Australia.

Thanks for your interest about my photo today. Restoration work in the cemetery is initiated by the trust that runs it but also involves public donations, work by government groups and volunteers such as 'Friends of Rookwood'. I've added some info to my post and a better link with some more historical and restoration facts.
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Rebecca said...

It will be fun watching the Osprey nesting.

Tash said...

Clever birds...high up and must be warm too with the lights on.
Great macro and well spotted.

Naturegirl said...

I did not know that we have ospry this far north..I have seen these nests in Florida!It fascinates me how they get those twigs to stay in such high up perches..Nature always surprises me!

Jay said...

Wow, what a place to choose! LOL!

I guess they like to bask in the glow, huh?

Rose said...

How awesome! Wonder if many people pass that by without even noticing?

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....just wow!!!
Excellent.

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Patti said...

That's an amazing place for a nest. But like awarewriter said, not so high up if you're flying.

Great shots.

Amanda said...

This is so cool! Love the detail of the nest! Birds build nests in the darnedest places! Though I wish they would leave my vents alone!

"Lillagul" said...

Great shot on the Ospreys nest.
They must have a great view :)

lisaschaos said...

I love seeing their nests! And I love that I can see the same various birds in different areas through blogs. :)

tinasphotoblog said...

Funny place to build a nest! :D

George said...

Talk about a room with a view!

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