Please identity this type of bird

by Karen
(London, Ontario, Canada)




While driving north down Clarke Side Road in London, Ontario, we noticed a very large nest on the top of a utility pole.


A few days later I was able to return to Clarke Road and Fanshawe Road area with my camera.

To my surprise and delight there was a nesting female bird and a male bird near the nest.

The picture show both birds and the nest.

Please help us identify which type of bird it is.

I believe this is an Osprey nest, and you may find this, and the comments from other readers, interesting Fanshawe Park Road nest.

I have also posted this on our facebook page
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Apr 07, 2017
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Osprey
by: Anonymous

Are you sure it's an Osprey nest, because there is an Osprey nest above the light again at Labatt's Park.

Aug 23, 2014
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Ospreys and Bald Eagles
by: Barb (your Webmistress)

I think someone originally wrote to say that the nest at the corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Clarke Road, was a Bald Eagle nest, because they have been spotted frequently in that area, but that nest is actually a Osprey nest, although, Balds are nesting close by at Fanshawe Lake. In the spring I saw Ospreys coming and going from the nest - one was carrying nesting material in its beak - a branch about 3' long!

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