Re: Osprey at Narrabeen

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Subject: Re: Osprey at Narrabeen
From: Gary Davidson <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:04:33 -0400 (EDT)
With regards to Greg's comment below: You might be interested to know that large numbers of Osprey in my area, are now chosing artificial structures on which to nest.  I live in the interior part of British Columbia.  There is a transmission line that runs for 55km south of Nakusp where I live.  In that stretch there were 19 active nests during this last season, all were on electricity transmission poles.  This is in an area of heavy forest, adjacent to the lake, that has not been significantly altered.  Osprey in this area are not being "forced" to make this choice, but are doing so on their own.  I have observec this in many other parts of western Canada and in the U.S.

Greg Clancy <> wrote:
However, they need artificial structures because their natural nest sites have been destroyed, along with all of the other plant and fauna species that usually co-exist with them. In the early eighties an Osprey nest in a partially dead tree also housed a roosting Barn Owl and a Squirrel Glider. It would be a sad day if every Osprey in New South Wales was born on a pole.

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