Osprey web cam launches at War Memorial Field | Urban Wildlife
For those of you stuck indoors during your lunch break, you have a window into nature through the official launch of an Osprey Cam in Sandpoint.
The camera was built during the first phase of a $1,375,000 million capital improvement plan at War Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille. During the first phase, the City of Sandpoint installed new lighting. Two of the light poles had Osprey nests so they built a pair of nesting platforms on top of the new light poles.
Bird lovers are now waiting to see if Ospreys move into the new home 100 feet in the air.
When we checked the web cam at 5:16 p.m. today, there was no sign of avian activity. Apparently we missed them by about a hour. Sandpoint Online says they were there around 4 p.m. They've seen some Osprey activity since they've turned on the camera, but nothing to suggest new homeowners. Also spotted on the web cam: snow showers and rowdy geese.