Saturday, May 21, 2011

Question from viewer: Is there anyway to get the CAM to zoom in on the osprey without disturbing them? It would especially be nice when the chicks hatch.

Answer: Thanks for watching the ospreycam at Deer Flat NWR. The nesting platform is on a pole which is standing in the water of Lake Lowell. The camera is on a pole sitting on the shoreline about 50 yards from the nest. The camera can zoom in at 25X maximum and we have it at about that right now. We will do the best we can with zoom and focus when the young are visible. Stay tuned, the young should start hatching out in about 7 to 10 days. rcc