Rideau River residents mourn death of osprey fledgling after nest toppled
Ottawa Citizen

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By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, July 21, 2016

Wildlife lovers along the Rideau River near Kars are heartbroken after a long-standing osprey nest near the W.A. Taylor Conservation Area was toppled Tuesday night and at least one nearly full-grown fledgling killed.

Landowner Dave Craig — who had erected the nesting platform after buying the property in 1985 — was cutting grass below the nest when he accidentally clipped it with his tractor.