Osprey cam is back online in Okanagan

FortisBC has set up a camera that allows viewers to peek in on a live Osprey nest somewhere in Kelowna.

KELOWNA – A live feed of an active Osprey nest in Kelowna is back.

First launched in 2014, FortisBC’s OspreyCam gives viewers 24-hour access to an active nest somewhere in the city. The location of the nest and camera is not disclosed but is part of the energy company’s osprey nest management program.

Fortis says on it's website the program's goal is protect the birds by "actively discouraging nest building on energized power poles, and removing them from live poles to pre-constructed nesting platforms installed nearby.” 

The program protects the birds from electrocution and improves electrical reliability by preventing power outages and even fire when nest debris falls on the power lines, Fortis says.

The livestream will continue until the birds leave in the fall. 

You can check out the streaming video here.

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