Our third OspreyCam season is underway and the third and final egg was laid on April 27th! We also have a Facebook page where we document out pair's progress: www.facebook.com/cowlitzpudospreycam/
– Cascade Networks & Cowlitz PUD
About Our Osprey Cam
Osprey love to nest on high structures near good fishing grounds, therefore tall power poles can look like a great place to build a nest. Their nests can cause power outages and fires when sticks interfere with electrical equipment.
This was the case in April 2000 when an osprey pair attempted to build a nest on Cowlitz PUD's distribution pole. Our line crews deemed this a safety risk for the public and for the osprey, so we designed and built an alternate higher nesting platform, near the same pole where they originally tried to build a nest.
The ospreys accepted the alternate nesting platform and for 15 years, a pair has been returning to their summer home in Cowlitz County. We look forward to their arrival this spring and are excited to launch, in partnership with Cascade Networks, a live video feed that will allow viewers to observe these wild birds in their natural environment.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our Facebook blog at: https://www.facebook.com/cowlitzpudospreycam/