Osprey Live View
The Osprey is a large raptor reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings.
Due to their diet, they nest near water, along rivers, lakes, wetlands, and coastal marshes. They frequently nest on utility structures such as 3-phase poles and substations. The high voltage on these structures can be deadly to the Osprey if power contact is made.
For this reason, Blue Ridge Electric set a pole and installed a nesting platform away from our electric facilities at our Fair Play substation where Ospreys were known to attempt to nest. The structure was quickly utilized by this breeding pair of Osprey.
We hope you enjoy the view.