Date: 4/7/18 6:55 pm
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ospreys
Plastic saucers called nesting dishes are used extensively by utility
companies throughout Florida to attract ospreys and eagles. Now, the
National Grid is using them in Central NY. Unfortunately, the installers of
the new nest dish off Rt. 89 at the Oak Orchard Campground does not appear
to be seeded. It will be a hard beginning to the mating season to have to
rebuild your nest from scratch without the stimuli of the seeded twigs.




I don't care for these nesting dishes for several reasons. I don't think
the dishes have enough drainage holes for severe rains storms. They also do
not provide a perch from which the adults keep guard of the nest. With no
real sides, these dishes do not prevent nest from blowing off the platform.
​​
​Eyes to the Sky,
Canace​

On Fri, Apr 6, 201


8 at 10:59 AM, Robyn Bailey <rb644...> wrote:

> Hi Carol,
>
> I'm told this is a National Grid "nest", not NYSEG, and that the disk is
> specifically made for eagles/ospreys. It might even be made out of
> fiberglass (rather than metal), as it is a commercial product popular with
> the southern utility companies who have LOTS of Ospreys.
>
> That's all I know about it right now. But, I would be interested in any
> reports on whether or not it is accepted and successful.
>
> Best,
> Robyn Bailey
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <bounce-122445548-15067888...> <
> <bounce-122445548-15067888...> On Behalf Of Carol Keeler
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 10:22 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ospreys
>
> Two ospreys on the beams on route 89 over the Clyde river and locks. Old
> nest was removed and replaced with a metal disk.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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