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Osprey Nest on Nichols Pond

The cycle of the osprey year varies in different climates, but in the north, the birds usually return from their winter migration sometime in March or April.   The good news is that ospreys aren’t subtle birds and are fairly easy to identify and watch. They are big, loud, strikingly marked, gregarious, and not shy around human beings.  Commissioner Tom Adamski and neighbors helped build the nest shown in the photos.  Great Job!!!

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Tom Adamski February 05, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Thank you to Steve Santangelo, Ray Baker, Al Clarke, and Ed O'Donnell for their efforts in building this nesting platform, with particular thanks to Al Clarke for his design work on the platform.
Craig Zac February 05, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Great job all! Osprey are great birds to watch fish too! And yes, they are very cool to see / hear... we have a nest in a cell phone tower here at work and they come back every summer, to male flies off to go fish in the sound and then as he gets closer to the nest with a fish, the Female starts calling and calling... I like the sounds they make.
Jacqueline Gilmore February 05, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Jackie Gilmore We also have Ospreys in the cell tower on Coppermine Road they come back every year. It is great to see them.The have a very soft call for such a large bird
Joe Blow February 05, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Very nice article. It's nice to read something positive once in a while that's not political and we can all enjoy. Thank you.
Richard Burke February 05, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Hello Tom, As always, nice job to you and your friends ... and the ospreys. Coming over the dam last week, I'm fairly certain that I saw a good sized bald eagle perched in the trees on the Oxford side below the dam. Very best to you and your bird neighbors, Dick
Craig Zac February 05, 2014 at 11:22 AM
@ Richard... It could be, I had heard that there is a baldie who comes back there every winter so I wouldn't doubt that you saw one. I have been looking but haven't seen it yet. @ Joe Blow... Oh don't you worry, this is all Obamas fault, because of Obama care and the Liberal agenda, Birds cant take care of them selves any more and need the tax payer to take care of them! Or maybe it was Because of GWB and the Republicans plan to take all the money from the birds by over taxing them but reducing taxes for the Huge bird seed companies! What ever the case may be, im sure Malloy had something to do with it! (lol, I couldn't help myself after reading your comment!)
Craig Zac February 05, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Might I add, Osprey are great Photography Subjects, especially if you can get them diving for fish!
Carole C. February 05, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Hoping you'll keep us updated to their arrival. Can this nesting area be seen on the road anywhere for photographing?
Tom Adamski February 05, 2014 at 05:35 PM
You can see it from the cul de sac on Council Dr, looking toward the wetland area, but I am not sure of visibility after leaf out.
Carole C. February 05, 2014 at 05:56 PM
Thanks Tom. I live right around the corner on Shelton Rd.

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