An osprey nest atop power line equipment is being blamed for plunging 1,286 Nova Scotia Power customers in to the dark Tuesday. 

Hundreds of people in Eastern Passage were without power Tuesday morning after an osprey nest interfered with power line equipment. 

The utility said no ospreys were injured. 

NSP had customers reconnected shortly before 9 a.m.

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This charred osprey nest was spotted along Main Street in Eastern Passage. (Craig Paisley/CBC)