Consent has been given by 3 delightful and keen landowners supportive of the project and it's cause. The locations found are in the vicintity of good fishing grounds for Ospreys and where passing Ospreys, including Jimmy, have been seen. Scottish Power provided the poles, erected the contractors D&C Jones Company Ltd from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Friends of the Ospreys built the nests and platforms to dress the poles, using branches and timber / screws / bolts / wire donated by the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch of North Wales Huws Gray builders merchants.
Here are a few images from the project.
Tools lined up for the start of the job.
Machines are gathered on site with the pole, platform, nest base, tools and materials to do the job.
The platform is secured to the pole.
Platform is now ready.
Platform is secured to the pole.
The nest base is assembled and wired to the platform.
One of the perches is attached.
Many hands are on deck!
Perches are bolted on.
An auger digs a 2 metre hole.
The pole with platform are flited by a crane and dropped into the hole.
The pole is firmed up.
More wiring from a cherry picker.
More branches are added in situ!
Bedding material has been added and finishing touches are made.