Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
27 April 2013
The nest of this bird is located in a very low position on top of a utility pole at the junction of Shouldice Side Road and the Brant-Waterloo Road, at the intersection of Brant and Waterloo counties. Due to its very accessibility it was surrounded by many observers and a whole array of natural history paparazzi with a huge arsenal of photographic equipment. At times the bird seemed to be distressed and it is to be hoped that people will take their photographs from a little farther away and allow the ospreys a zone of tranquility. If the behaviour we witnessed today continues I fear the birds may abandon their nest.