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    Strange nest ...

    I'm just in from a wee nights lamping around one of my permissions. Now, I'm on the land every week or so, but not always right round the back of the farm, which extends to about 1 mile from the main building, and at the back of a wooded hill. Tonight, I noticed what i thought was a large nest up in the "canopy" of one of the trees in the wood. Had a closer look, and it's absolutely huge, with a base made of branches maybe 2-3 inches thick, formed into a " triangle" sort of shape. This "nest" is at least 50 feet up the tree, and from what i could see, the top covering branches have been cleared out to let "whatever" land in the nest with no impediments... It certainly wasnt there a couple of weeks ago,...and there are no marks up the truck of the tree,....and no "litter" round the base of the tree....

    I finished the first walk round, and met up with the farmer, he has no idea at all what it is, or who put it there...anyone have a clue???

    BTW, I'm in Central Scotland...

    1st Pic, a bad close up of the structure..



    2nd/3rd pic...the whole tree.




    Hoping someone can help with info...

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    Looks like a heron's nest to me

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    Anywhere nr a loch or large lake ? Osprey ?

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    A very very very tidy buzzard

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    Have you heard any calls?

    If so, are they anything like this?
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    Bear Grylls?

    He will be staying in the hotel, so 'nest' will be un-occupied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    Anywhere nr a loch or large lake ? Osprey ?
    I would agree with this comment. Its similar in construction, location in the tree and size to another 'man-made' osprey nest I'm aware of. Don't know how they can do that though without permission from the landowner who owns the tree!!!!!

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    Or evidence of uncontrolled immigration...

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    Last edited by Mr. Gain; 17-05-2014 at 07:23.
    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

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    Its a womble nest, they are famous round this way for their triangle nests apparantly they take less harm in a strong wind.




    Id say a Osprey
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    There was some talk a while ago about the reintroduction of the Orangutans in Scotland.

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