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Old Jul 1, 2009, 9:02 PM   #1
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I watch each year as the parents raise there young Osprey chicks into stately adults. 3 times in the past 15 years I have seen there nest destroyed by fire. Apparently by last nights storm. The juveniles just sat there all day like they didn't know what else to do.
sorry about the poor IQ, this was hand held 300ft away in a light drizzle.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 9:10 PM   #2
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That is sad GW...

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that is sad
is the nest shorting out the wires when it gets wet??
maybe they need to be encouraged to nest elsewhere
up north over here there are tall poles erected with platforms on them to help stop wedge tailed eagles nesting on power poles
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this is the foot print we have on the world..
it's a shame but true.
wildlife is just coming back from our use of DDT.. well , it's been over 30 years coming..
thank your god for giving them the time needed..
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That's a shame. Isn't there something like John said that could be done to prevent it in the future?

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that is sad
is the nest shorting out the wires when it gets wet??
maybe they need to be encouraged to nest elsewhere
up north over here there are tall poles erected with platforms on them to help stop wedge tailed eagles nesting on power poles
Apparently that's the case, John.
The do the same here with the platforms on tall poles, in some cases you'll see where they design the power pole with a nesting platform far enough away from the lines so its not a problem. I don't know for sure what the deal is with this particular site but, I was told that "protection laws" prohibit anyone from altering an existing nest site in any way so, I'm not sure what, if anything can be done.
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we have a problem at a local lake with Bolivian parakeets here.. beautiful birds but they tend to build apartments in the electrical towers that supply electricity to the city..
i must say that there is an agreement between the two
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