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Is that an eagle’s nest?

By welkin31 - 22 September 2011 13

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Just noticed this bundle of twigs ‘n small branches (about 2ft high) in the aerials – top of the phone tower on the roundabout just east of Kelleway on Clarrie Hermes. Between Nicholls & Casey.

I am wondering – is this an eagles nest ?

If not – what else could it be ?

Can you possibly post the photo and ask what ornithologically inclined Rioters think.

Sorry the photo is not clearer – I took quite a few shots, the sun gets in the way – but I am thinking maybe my 5 yo 4MegaPixel camera is getting a bit past it

UPDATE: Here’s the map:

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What’s Your opinion?


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13 Responses to
Is that an eagle’s nest?
EvanJames 11:54 am 26 Sep 11

Madman said :

It’s vodafone onsite technical support :-p

Some good replies here! Iggle nests tend to be enormous, I’ve only seen them in Nth America, in winter where you can see them, they are very structural and strong-looking, with ramparts. I’d imagine this is a lesser bird, as others have said mags or ravens. Mag nests are quite stick-y and sizeable.

Disinformation 10:12 am 26 Sep 11

The only eagles nest that I have personally witnessed wedgetail eagles using, looks way too big to fit into the tops of those towers. If someone felt like a short walk from the juvenile detention facility, I expect that this nest is still here and being used. It’s quite visible on nearmap.com

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-35.222158,149.160991&z=20&t=h&nmd=20110902

but not so obvious using google maps. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.2222%C2%B0S+149.161%C2%B0E&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=-35.222317,149.161028&spn=0.003348,0.007183&oe=UTF-8&safe=active&t=h&z=18&vpsrc=6

poetix 9:46 am 23 Sep 11

Aeek said :

Watson said :

Aeek said :

OP please provide the location via Google Maps so some Rioter with an uber camera can show off so another rioter can demonstrate their anorak class bird watching skills.

Please do, because I absolutely NEED to know now! (That wasn’t sarcasm, I’m serious. Much more interesting than politics or criminals.)

I wasn’t sarcastic either – tho I couldn’t resist

Aeek, If you’d brought the hexacopter into your comment it would have been perfect.

Aeek 10:51 pm 22 Sep 11

Watson said :

Aeek said :

OP please provide the location via Google Maps so some Rioter with an uber camera can show off so another rioter can demonstrate their anorak class bird watching skills.

Please do, because I absolutely NEED to know now! (That wasn’t sarcasm, I’m serious. Much more interesting than politics or criminals.)

I wasn’t sarcastic either – tho I couldn’t resist

Watson 9:40 pm 22 Sep 11

Aeek said :

OP please provide the location via Google Maps so some Rioter with an uber camera can show off so another rioter can demonstrate their anorak class bird watching skills.

Please do, because I absolutely NEED to know now! (That wasn’t sarcasm, I’m serious. Much more interesting than politics or criminals.)

Aeek 8:48 pm 22 Sep 11

OP please provide the location via Google Maps so some Rioter with an uber camera can show off so another rioter can demonstrate their anorak class bird watching skills.

breda 8:24 pm 22 Sep 11

Difficult to see properly, but is similar to the nests made by Australian Ravens aka crows. They are great survivors and as long as they can find a few sticks and a high spot – it’ll do for a nest.

Hence the precarious, windblown lookout spot on top of a sailing ship mast is called a Crows Nest.

wildturkeycanoe 7:16 pm 22 Sep 11

I used to do annual service on mobile phone towers and often found nests up there. Some were possibly eagle’s nests judging by what I’d been told from colleagues, though a lot were magpies or crows I’d reckon. Don’t know how a bird smaller than an eagle would get the sticks up there, considering how big some of them were.

Funky Claude 6:02 pm 22 Sep 11

The photo does not give much away. Without seeing the nest first hand or a better photo on a different angle I think it is more likely to the nest of a Australian Raven.

Captain RAAF 4:14 pm 22 Sep 11

poetix said :

It’s a sculpture called ‘The Owl has Flown’.

and we paid $250,000 for it!

p1 4:02 pm 22 Sep 11

A storage basket for mircowaved eggs.

poetix 3:44 pm 22 Sep 11

It’s a sculpture called ‘The Owl has Flown’.

Madman 2:46 pm 22 Sep 11

It’s vodafone onsite technical support :-p

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