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Thread subject: Islip High School Ospreys
Name Date Message
Rich_H 04/30/05 09:02 pm I was concerned about the Ospreys that mad a nest on the light towers over the playing field at the school. They had the lights on tonight. I hope it did not over-heat the nest.
Pam 05/01/05 08:14 am Rich, ospreys seem to love building on light towers. Marie visits several nests in a local ball park in Victoria BC that are built this way and the birds don't seem at all concerned with all the activity on the playing field below them and maybe they enjoy the warmth from the lights. The poles seem just the right height and easy to land on and guard. It is amazing where birds build their nests. We had a blackbird nest in a set of active traffic lights here where I live right in the middle of a really busy crossroads and I have heard of someone not being able to use their bicycle until the babies had hatched from the blackbird nest built on the seat of the bike !
Pam 05/01/05 08:15 am Apologies Rich, I should have welcomed another newbie to the message board - are you a pupil or a teacher?
Nancy L 05/01/05 09:22 am Hi Rich = I know you're not new to us; just not as frequent a messenger as a lot of us!
MarciS 05/01/05 09:36 am Hi Rich, Down here in FL, there are quite a few nests built on top of light poles. I've even seen many platforms built to discourage this and still the osprey pick the light pole. I have the pleasure of watching a pair 4 nights a week when my daughter plays soccer...:)
karen h 05/01/05 12:39 pm Hi Folks - newbie here. One of the highest nests I've seen here in Maryland is on the radio tower at Salisbury University. Nothing will be sneaking up on this pair - they can see for miles in all directions!
Nancy L 05/01/05 02:14 pm Welcome Karen - Join the gang!

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