Sep 10, 2009

high-powered bird?

Slowly catching up on life...but I didn't have time to take proper photos for more than a week! So here's an old one -
Some weekends ago I spotted this nest on a pylon which I passed under. I find it quite annoying to stand underneath all that buzzing electricity - I somewhat admired the bird and wondered if the chicks have all turned out to be hyperactive.



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14 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

What a place to build a home! I guess hyperactive is the least of their problems! Let's hope they survived!
Great shot!

Martha Z said...

Great shot, nature using what man has made for its own purpose.

J Bar said...

Great abstract.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Leah Fry said...

I'm reminded of that quote from the movie Jurassic Park: Nature will find a way. Amazing.

Dimple said...

Was that a raptor's nest? We have bald eagles and osprey which have similar looking nests. They don't seem to care if they use the top of a dead tree or a power pole!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Well spotted! Even without the added interest of the nest, it makes a good, graphic shot with the pylon set against the blue sky.
Janice.

Louise said...

Really terrific capture. I never thought about the electricity annoying us and how it would affect the birds.

Regina said...

Great capture!

Ellie said...

I wonder how this will look in black and white. Very impressive!

Gennasus said...

Strange place to nest but I suppose it's pretty safe from predators. All that buzzing can't be good for their ears though!

Carletta said...

Love all the geometric angles going on here! Lovely shot!
I never thought about the sound before in relation to the nests. You see bird nests all around electrical towers and poles. Like you, I couldn't stand the buzzing.

3c said...

I very much like the photo but your remarks add a surprising touch of menace - as if the chicks will be zapped like Marvel characters and Hulk sized birds will soon be flapping around the countryside.

Ebie said...

Hi Bim, old or not, this shot is a perfect "aerie" home!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I agree, don't spend too much time in that buzzing, but the birds do not seem to mind. I often wonder about all the TV signals and radio waves just coursing through us at all times. We seem OK, somehow.