WALE'S birding community was in mourning this week after an osprey known as Jimmy struck an electricity pylon and was killed. The young male had just caught a fish near Pentrefoelas and was taking it to a perch when he touched an electricity transformer and was electrocuted.
A BIRD lover has persuaded energy giant Scottish Power to alter a "killer pylon" after being shocked by the death of a young osprey in North Wales. "Operation Jimmy" brought swift results when Scottish Power agreed to retro-fit the pylon with a new insulated transformer.
ENERGY giant Scottish Power has erected three new pole nests for ospreys in North Wales. The three nests, which provide perching alternatives to pylons, mark the latest phase of "Operation Jimmy" as Scottish Power strives to make its network more raptor-friendly.
Returning ospreys will find their nest rims firmed up with more sticks wired in with a layer of fresh bedding. As the first returning ospreys arrive in Britain, efforts are underway to repair nests to welcome them back to North Wales.