Osprey nest back online
The live feed that looks into the lives of some local birds is once again online for the summer.
Located just outside of Kelowna, this osprey nest is part of FortisBC’s program that protects the rare birds by discouraging nest building on energized power poles. FortisBC moves the ospreys from live poles to platforms built nearby.
The camera will be streaming until the birds leave in the fall.
Over 40 similar poles and nests have been installed throughout the power companies service territory.
The program protects birds from electrocution and improves electrical safety and reliability. Birds nesting on energized poles can damage the electrical equipment, causing power outages or fire when nest debris falls on power lines.
Ospreys are blamed for a major outage on May 7 in Keremeos.
Click the Osprey photo below to watch the feed.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Kelowna News
- Prolific offender goes campingKelowna - 12:42 pm
- Pickup hit and runKelowna - 4:00 pm
- City responds to court rulingPenticton / S. Okanagan - 3:36 pm
- Sleeping jumper smacks houseVernon / N. Okanagan - 2:59 pm
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library