I first learned of this nest a few years ago from a local birder. There is another Osprey nest in the area on a cell tower, while Ospreys are fairly common (but local) nesters in south-eastern Mass., they are uncommon nesters inland. I used to fish the Nashua River, near by, back in the 80's. I recall there being a "healthy population of goldfish, some as large 10-12 inches....nice targets!
Osprey's nest just left of center
On the pond were a pair Canada Goose, 1 Hooded Merganser and 5 Common Mergansers.
A Common Flicker was drumming on the top of a Bluebird nest box in the distance, it was using the edge of the sheet metal peak for extra volume. I recall hearing a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, several years back near Quabbin Reservoir, tapping on the metal caution sign affixed to a steel power line tower.
A "drummin" Flicker
Lots of American Robins are passing through now, the recent cold weather and snow has concentrated them to limited open patches of grass and turning over leaves where possible.
A Robin works the leaf litter
Other highlights from Pepperrel today:
Green-winged Teal 5
Wood Duck 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Tree Swallow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Rusty Blackbird 1