View Full Version : Large nests on power line poles?

08-12-2008, 12:59 AM
Anyone have an idea what kind of birds nests that are on top of the power poles alongside the new highway? We travel on the highway quite often and have seen 7-9 of these nests. They are quite large and seem to be occupied. I thought they might be eagle nests but seem to be too close together. Maybe they are perigrene(?) falcons ? Anyone know?!!!

08-12-2008, 03:10 AM
They are for eagles. I believe an organization or some people made platforms for them to bring up the eagle population.

08-12-2008, 03:18 AM
Nope...they're osprey nests.

08-12-2008, 07:20 AM
Yeah those are osprey nests.☻

08-12-2008, 07:24 AM
One or two of those nests have bald eagles in them the others are ospreys.

08-12-2008, 07:44 AM
osprey nests, and no human helped build them, and osprey don't allow eagles in theie nest.

08-12-2008, 08:01 AM
I personally think it is very neat to see such Huge nest like that. We were heading to Dunn's Valley and My girls tried to count all the nests. I cannot even remember what number they came up with, I think 11. My Kids said they seen babies in a couple of nests.

08-12-2008, 08:04 AM
I've seen Bald Eagles flying in and out of some of those nests...and FYI Osprey are a type of eagle.

08-12-2008, 08:35 AM
I've walked right up to a couple of them and seen bald fly out and doing circles above me.

08-12-2008, 11:40 AM
I have seen ospreys flying in and out of some of the nests and have seen bald eagles flying in and out of others.
Have also seen fledging eagles and ospreys in their nests.

08-12-2008, 04:34 PM
Thanks everyone

08-12-2008, 10:30 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mrs.Who?Me?</div><div class="ubbcode-body">and FYI Osprey are a type of eagle. </div></div>No they aren't.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey)

Other facts:

Anatomically, the Osprey resembles the eagle, but its narrow wings, when outspread, are markedly angled, and the structure of its feet and claws is so peculiar that it has been placed in a separate subfamily, the Pandioninae, of which it is the sole representative.

Link (http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=59)

08-13-2008, 01:22 AM
Didn't someone build the platforms for eagles? Thats what I was told but that could be incorrect.