Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Osprey are Back!

Thanks for your patience. We have been hard at work to try and get our Osprey-cam up and running. As some of you may know we are almost there!
The osprey arrived from their wintering grounds in South America on March 29th. I saw one bird on the nesting platform. No birds were observed the rest of the week. However, by the weekend, both osprey were present at the nest site and working to rebuild their nest.

The nesting platform is located near the Visitor Center at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Lowell, Nampa, Idaho. A nesting platform on this site was established more than 10 years ago, and the osprey use it almost every year. They seem to like this platform because it is tall and over the water. The camera is attached to a perching pole about 100yds away from the nesting platform.

Currently, the camera is up but we do not have our website up and running just yet. The camera is run with solar energy and we are still working to fully charge the batteries. The video is static much of the time. Hopefully it will be fixed soon and you all will be the first to know.

Here is a link to some footage captured over the weekend. We anticipate the wind to calm down soon. Enjoy! mms://

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