Ed.Note: THe following is a press release issued by Fortis BC:
We feel like proud parents!
We’re pleased to announce that the osprey pair on our Benvoulin nest in Kelowna successfully hatched three chicks Wednesday morning. The public can catch a catch a glimpse and watch them progress on our osprey cam, located on our Facebook page.
To protect the osprey, FortisBC relocated this nest from a nearby utility pole in 2007. A mated pair has returned each year, and although many successful chicks have hatched over this time, some eggs have not, which makes three successful chicks very exciting to us. Last year, there was one successful chick. named Oscar by its social media fans. We hope Oscar is faring well and enjoying a new family too, preferably a safe distance from utility poles.
FortisBC first launched this osprey-cam in 2012 and broadcasts the stream from May to September. Last year, this stream received more than 75,000 views from around the world. In 2015, we also helped the Town of Oliver launch an osprey cam. You can view their feed here.
You can find more details about our about our osprey management program at fortisBC.com/osprey.