The H.L. Ferguson Museum’s OspreyCam has a different configuration that faces west.
After recent equipment changes by the Utility Co., the ospreys were at increased risk above the wires. A new pole for the nest was put up and the nest was moved away from its prior location. The camera, still on the same pole as last year, was swiveled around to face west, and now shows more of the road and recreation path in the background.
The relocation of osprey nests was also to minimize the dangers to Electric Co. workers operating near protective ospreys, and help minimize damage to FIUC infrastructure from potential platform collapses and dropped sticks above live wires.
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