Osprey and Bald Eagles in London

by Jen Masters
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Osprey

Osprey

We have been keeping an eye on the Bald Eagle Nest at Fanshawe, they are very active.


A week or so ago we saw an Osprey fly overhead while at Gibbon's Park.

This past Saturday we were lucky enough to find a pair of Osprey nesting in North London!!

AMAZING!

Thank you for telling us about your sightings of these Birds of Prey, and for the picture too - it is great to know that there are some in this area!

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Nov 16, 2017
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Eagle Sighting
by: Anonymous

Bald Eagles spotted flying around Highbury Avenue & Hamilton Road area.

May 16, 2017
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Osprey nest on Hwy 59 north
by: ElaineD

There is an active Osprey nest on a communication tower on the west side of highway 59 north of Woodstock, just in from 43.178293, -80.784898

May 16, 2017
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Osprey at Clarke and Fanshawe Roads
by: ElaineD

After the death of one of the pair in May 2016 (likely the female), it's good to see a pair on the nest at Clarke and Fanshawe again this year. The previous female was banded, this one is not. Incubation is underway!

Aug 06, 2016
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Osprey over the Thames
by: Anonymous

Saw an Osprey flying over the Thames River at Harris Park yesterday morning. Flew, maybe, 10 feet over my head. So beautiful.

May 04, 2016
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Osprey
by: Wayne

The Male or Female Osprey was found dead this morning
on Clarke Road just North of Fanshawe Road. Will miss them, I have watched them over the years as our office is just down the road from their nest.

May 02, 2015
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Spectacular Sight
by: Anonymous

My Mom and I were just at Fanshawe and Clarke Rd. Both Male and Female were on site at the nest. They are spectacular to see.

Apr 22, 2015
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Osprey or Eagle Nest
by: Tracy

Just wondering if anyone can confirm if the nest at Fanshawe and Clarke Road has Eagles or Ospreys in it? It looks like Osprey....

Barb here - I have had reports of both, but I have seen Ospreys nesting there myself, so I would say Ospreys. There are Bald Eagles nearby at Fanshawe Park.

Mar 13, 2015
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Osprey or Bald Eagles?
by: Anonymous

Three weeks ago I saw at least 8 or 9 Osprey or Eagles flying in close formation to each other just north of Westmount area. They were very high and very large birds just gliding around probably hunting ..... I dunno.

Sep 12, 2014
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Bald Eagles Nest
by: Anonymous

Where did you see Bald Eagles?

I know there are Balds at Fanshawe Lake, and there is a nest and Balds just north of St Thomas on country road 52 (Ron McNeil Line) west of Wellington Road in a area of woodland on the north side of the road - I have watched Bald Eagles coming and going to the nest.

Aug 23, 2014
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Update
by: Julie

The two babies have left the nest since yesterday and were on the hydro lines/pole across the road this morning at 8:15 am.

Aug 19, 2014
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Osprey Nest at Clarke & Fanshawe
by: AFS

There are definitely two babies in the nest (soon to be leaving by the looks of things) along with Momma and Poppa.

Aug 16, 2014
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Osprey nest
by: Anonymous

The nest at the Clarke Road & Fanshawe intersection is an Osprey nest, with at least one chick. I've gone a couple of times to take pictures, and saw Dad come in with a fish for Mom & baby :)

Jul 11, 2014
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Osprey at TD Waterhouse Stadium?
by: Anonymous

There's an enormous bird nesting in the bank of floodlights over TD Waterhouse Stadium at the University of Western Ontario. I'm not a birder but all us soccer parents are curious what it is. Anyone know? Thanks!

Jun 07, 2014
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Osprey
by: Anonymous

I have been photographing these Osprey for over a month, pretty active pair as I often catch them both grooming on the poles next to their nest, Photos added often here: Osprey Nest

There is another pair of Osprey nesting in one of the overhead lights at the baseball field, east end of Windermere Road. Much higher up and harder to photograph.

Thanks for the clarification and info!

Jun 06, 2014
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Confirmation of Osprey nest
by: Anonymous

It is indeed an Osprey nest at the corner of Clarke and Fanshawe Roads. You can see my (copyrighted) photos from May 12th here: Osprey Nest

My husband and I think of the pair as Lois and Clarke. Eggs will likely hatch around the middle of June.

Thanks for the info and clarification!

May 27, 2014
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Osprey?
by: Anonymous

I'm no expert but I think it's an Osprey nest at Clarke Road & Fanshawe Park Road. We got a pretty good look at the bird & it matches the pictures of Osprey I've seen.

May 18, 2014
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Take your binoculars
by: Anonymous

Yes it is true... I go to Fanshawe and Clarke Road intersection and it is definitely an Eagle's nest. I went the last 3 days in a row and the babies are hatched, I just don't see how many. The nest itself is massive and I watched one bird get food. The other Eagle watched and then came home to feed the baby or babies??? I just can't see at all, the nest is deep. I will keep going every day as the flight and sights are extraordinary. I am totally captivated, so as soon as I can there will be pictures!
Thanks for sending this to us - I was there last Friday and saw the nest, it is big, but when I was there, there were no parents to be seen.

May 14, 2014
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Nest at Clarke Road and Fanshawe Park Road
by: Anonymous

Has anyone seen the large nest sitting on the hydro poles at this intersection? I'm curious to know what type of birds these are if anyone has seen them and knows.

I believe that is a Bald Eagle nest - other people have reported that the nest is there, and they have seen Balds flying in and out

May 09, 2014
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Osprey
by: Anonymous

Just saw an Osprey fly over Oxford Street at Talbot street. Looks like it was fishing the Thames River.

Apr 17, 2014
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Osprey
by: Christine

On Monday April 04 2014 I saw an Osprey fly over Wanstead Flats at about 6:00 in the evening. It looked like it may have been heading for the the River Thames.

Sep 25, 2013
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Osprey Near Fanshawe Dam
by: Gerry Pocock

On September 18, 2013 I saw an Osprey pair flying around the Fanshawe Dam (London). I took some pictures of them from a distance and ultimately discovered later one of them had a freshly caught fish in its grasp. Shortly after the one with the fish landed on a dead tree about a 1/4 mile west of the dam. I got some awesome pictures of it eating the fish. There was a lot of wildlife noise at one point and the bird seemed to get spooked and dropped the fish in the water. I continued west on the trail to the road. When I returned 20-30 minutes latter, the osprey was back in the tree continuing its lunch. I got more pictures of it from the ground underneath, probably only 25-30 yards away.

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Aug 01, 2013
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Osprey nest
by: Anita

I forgot to mention, the nest I saw was on the south-east corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Gore Road, at the top of a communication tower behind Crawford Metal building.

EDIT - Dear Readers, if you have the opportunity to view this nest, please do so quietly and try to cause as little disturbance to the birds as possible. I like to tell our readers where they can find interesting wildlife, but I do so on the condition that they do not cause stress or anxiety to the animals. Thanks.

Jul 30, 2013
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Osprey nest
by: Anita

I've been observing the same nest for a few weeks now and there has been some activity. I've seen 3 heads at once sitting in the nest. I didn't know if they were Osprey or Bald Eagles. The nest is so high and the view from the ground is hard to tell them apart....either way, its a wonderful sight.

Jul 20, 2013
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Osprey nest sighted.
by: Anonymous

Saw a strange raptor today flying low near Fanshawe Park Road and Clarke Road. I saw it land on a hydro pole on the south east corner of the intersection. Pole also contained a large nest made of sticks. I am pretty sure this is an Osprey nest site.
I'll be in north London tomorrow, so I'll go and take a look! Thanks for telling us about your raptor sighting!

May 02, 2013
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Osprey Sighted
by: Anonymous

Today I spotted an Osprey flying south over the Thames River right by the Courthouse downtown.

Apr 07, 2013
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Osprey at Labatt Park
by: BionicallyHip

There is a large nest on top of the northern set of lights at Labatt Park. The birds look to be osprey from their silhouettes. They are still nest building as they make frequent trips to the nest with large sticks. A great spot to view the nest is along the multi-use trail near Rogers Ave. :)

Mar 30, 2013
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Definitely Osprey
by: Raph

I definitely spotted a pair of Osprey at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway & Gore Road. On my way home from work I was sitting at the lights there, and I noticed one flying high and approaching carrying a branch towards a nest constructed on the top of this very tall tower on the south-east corner of the intersection. And there was one already perched on top (behind CMC Crawford Metal) Not sure if they're still there though. Amazing sight!

Aug 25, 2012
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Osprey?
by: Mike

I noticed a nest on a cell tower at Sovereign Road and Gore Road, not sure but I think it could be an Osprey

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