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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Osprey Nest Removal



Westport loves its ospreys. The pair that nest next to Fresh Market — right there on the main drag — are particularly well known and admired.They returned from their southern home last week. Today, several Westporters noted with distress that the nest is gone.
Lindsay and Nick from Earth Animal — across the street from the tall pole — emailed “06880”:
The osprey nest was taken down early this morning. The maintenance crew are driving around a crane today so we believe this was done by the landlords.
It has been heartbreaking to see the osprey circling around the area that was once their home, not knowing what to do. They are carrying large sticks and trying to rebuilt and are even attempting to built on their old home location on the telephone pole. The osprey are loved by our community and we are not sure how to help them. Do you have an idea?
This still image from a video shot by Sam Levenson shows the ospreys as they circled what used to be their nests.

(Photo from video by Sam Levenson)
Here’s a close-up view of the now-bare nest:

(Photo/Patricia McMahon)
A few years ago Eversource moved the nest, from one pole to a less dangerous one.

(updated, Ospreys nest has been replaced.. thank you all who contacted officials)