Osprey making their nest look like home | Environment
A pair of Osprey at Sandpoint’s Memorial Field have been busy in the way that makes their nest looks a lot like home.
Avid watchers of the birds are wondering when we’ll see eggs. The webcam was turned on last month after the nesting platform was installed on top of new lighting at the field.
Signs of “bedroom activity” were spotted earlier in April and now we wait. The male has been out and about bringing back fish. The female has been hanging out inside the nest the majority of the time.
Jane Fink, a biologist with Birds of Prey Northwest out of St. Maries, has been documenting the bird’s activity on the webcam’s website. Her last update was on April 26th regarding the addition of the “nest cup”, the depression that keeps future eggs in place and provide the right temperature.
Later this year at the town’s family concert held at Memorial Field, Fink will have some of her birds with her. A monitor will be set up so people can view the Osprey from below. That’s coming up in August so it’s a bit ahead on the calendar, so it wouldn’t hurt to scribble that date in on the 5th.