Osoyoos offers front row view of osprey nest

Stock photo of two ospreys in a nest.
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OSOYOOS - The Town of Osoyoos – and anyone with a computer – will be able to witness two young ospreys flying back to their nest for the summer.

In a news release, the town says the birds' nest is being livestreamed for another year as the pair returns for the summer.

The camera was first installed in April 2015 to watch over the nest discovered on a FortisBC power pole. Fortis crews found the nest and de-energized the pole to make sure the birds would be safe.

"FortisBC and the Town of Osoyoos saw an opportunity to use the nest as an educational tool," the release says. "The idea was to set up a camera and stream a live feed of the ospreys."

Fortis crews mounted a camera on a separate pole near the nest and provided funds for the camera equipment. The town says FortisBC provided a cheque of $4,200 for the project.

Watch the livestream here:

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