Who would build a nest on a light standard high above an athletic field in East Gwillimbury...
or on a telephone pole high above an East Gwillimbury railroad track?
An osprey, that's who!
Until a few days ago, I had never seen an osprey. Then a friend told me he knew where there were two nests a few minutes from his farm. Mama osprey is sitting on the nest (first photo) and Papa is is standing guard on a nearby light standard (third photo). The nest in the second photo appears to be empty.
Harbour at Jackson's Point, Ontario, on Lake Simcoe
Although the Canadian province of Ontario is not situated on the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, it is still a watery place. It has many lakes, rives, ponds, creeks, marshes.... In fact I live within easy drive of three of the Great Lakes (Ontario, Huron and Erie), each of which looks from the shore to be a fresh water sea.
Lake Simcoe, the lake I frequent most often, is a big lake - although it's not large enough to be one of the five Great Lakes. My camera finds it very photogenic so begs me often to go there.
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Closeup of latch on inside door of St George's Anglican Church
Doesn't the latch appear to have been used many times over the past 130 years? Built in 1877, the year the railroad reached Jackson's Point, St. George's Anglican Church overlooks Lake Simcoe, a popular summer destination for Torontarians (people who live in Toronto).