Ospreys Poles Are Up

  • DSCF0945  An osprey nest platform ready for fitting.
  • DSCF0982  Peter helps Ben cut timber to size.
  • DSCF0961  First basket fitted onto its pole.
  • DSCF1125  Making the nest platform perch.
  • DSCF0974  Stuart supervises the fitting of the perch.
  • DSCF0969  Now to drill the post holes. Here they can use the big lorry.
  • DSCF1013  Drilling underway. The hole is approximately 2 m deep.
  • DSCF1029  The male's perch pole has also been made and is lowered in first.
  • DSCF1038  The first pole is pushed vertical
  • DSCF1040  A plumbline is used to check that it is vertical.
  • DSCF1070  The nest pole is erected 8m away.
  • DSCF1090  WOW! First two poles in position.
  • DSCF1060  One of the other poles is too long for our planning permission.
  • DSCF1081  Towing poles to the second site.
  • DSCF0958  The uneven ground means that a smaller machine is used.
  • DSCF1121  The second nest platform.
  • DSCF1122  Peter and Ben fit this second one, much more quickly than before.
  • DSCF0948  Ready for the perch.
  • DSCF1105  Men and the machine push the pole to drop into the hole. Tricky!!
  • DSCF1137  Second pair of poles  up, They are visible with binos from Golant Down .