Building of an artificial nest for Ospreys Pandion haliaetus
in the Oostvaardersplassen
on February 28th, 2003 by Staatsbosbeheer
|After extensive discussion and trying to feel like a male Osprey coming back from his winter a tree was choosen.
|The artificial nest ready for mounting in the tree. The diameter was 2 m. The diameter is rather big for an Osprey nest, normal used is 1 m. But at least it is big enough.
|Mounting the nest in the tree.
|Mounting branches in the nest, with as a finishing touch a grass sod (see "burned nest")
|What will happen, will the Ospeys choose one of the two artificial nests or wiil they prefer one of the pylons of the power line behind.
|The nest in its surroundings, wating for the Ospreys.
The nest can be seen from the train from Almere to Lelystad
|In the "Dutch Serengeti"
Nature areas in Flevoland http://welcome.to/flevolandsnatuur
De Oostvaardersplassen http://www.natuur.flevoland.to/oplassen/
Grazing in nature reserves, one of the "secrets" of De Oostvaardersplassen http://www.grazingnetworks.nl
back to www.rekel.nl/visarenden
all photos Ruud Kampf