Watching the professional tree climbers build the nest was a joy. They were so skilled swinging from limb to limb, a real art! A frame is fixed to the tree first using thin planks of wood, and then a sheet of steel mesh is fixed to the frame as a platform.
The artificial nest is then built using bundles of sticks, all tied together with cable ties. Then the nest is filled with grass and moss and the final touches include daubing white paint around to look as though it has been used.
Ospreys takes readily to these man made structures.