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Re: [Mendobirds] Nesting Ospreys

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  • Feather Forestwalker
    I wonder why they don t just erect special Osprey platforms for them like they do on the east coast, rather than just risking their building in another
    Message 1 of 3 , May 13, 2004
      I wonder why they don't just erect special Osprey platforms for them
      like they do on the east coast, rather than just risking their building
      in another dangerous location?

      Just a thought,

      Feather

      Jim Armstrong wrote:

      >Last fall I spotted an Osprey nest on Highway 20 where Marina Drive
      >turns down to Lake Mendocino. PG&E took down the nest this winter
      >and installed some angle irons to prevent its reconstruction. It is
      >possible that one or both of that pair has found an even better spot
      >about a quarter mile to the northwest. Easily seen going either way
      >on Hwy 20 is the tallest high tension tower featuring a blob at the
      >top. I found the best vantage by going up Road A to Road B then
      >east to Riccetti Lane (where Road B turns north). This point is
      >about 2-300 yards due north of the tower and the nest is quite
      >active with at least one chick and frequent visits from the adults
      >bearing fish dinners.
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