Sandpoint Idaho ospreysHere are today’s glad tidings: Final connections were at last accomplished at the web cam and our streaming video has been restored! During the three months the cam was down offline, as we can now see, our industrious osprey pair built a sturdy nest on the new platform and have produced two good-looking chicks – which are already big, at likely three-plus weeks old.

Major thanks are due to the many partners in getting the osprey nest and web cam relocated, as was necessitated when the light standard that formerly held the nest was removed due to the renovations at Memorial Field. City of Sandpoint officials and staff in parks and recreation and engineering made the nest relocation a priority; Avista Utilities provided major support with the new pole installation and financial contribution; work was accomplished by crews on the field from the city,  Colvico, Inc., Ron’s Electric, Kerry Berg of Video Security Technology and Ethan Roberts of Keokee, producers of Sandpoint Online. Northland Communications provides the Internet connection. A huge THANKS to all.

Costs for video equipment and operations are donated by Sandpoint Online. Osprey fans who would like to chip in to this community effort can click the “Contribute” button above – and all contributions are much appreciated.

And as we launch into summer, we can now appreciate these magnificent birds of prey … and let’s keep our fingers crossed for a healthy and happy season for our ospreys at Memorial Field.