[CT Birds] Osprey nest hit by lightning

Gary Witte wirthwitte at att.net
Tue Jul 17 14:18:29 EDT 2012

This spring, ospreys built a nest on a utility pole on the corner of Quirk and 
Anderson Roads in Milford CT. UI had put insulation on the wires on each side of 
the nest for protection, yet during the thunderstorm on Sunday evening, 
lightning struck nearby and an electrical surge jumped to the nest and ignited 
it. The mother bird was seen circling the nest but the two young were 
incinerated. Photos and stories are on nhregister.com for 07/17/12 and 
05/05/12... Sigh... Winie Wirth, Milford

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