22 February 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Palmetto Electric Osprey Season

We want to welcome everyone to a new osprey season. We finally got our new camera and a new bracket to re-position the view to encompass the entire platform, which means we don't have to pan the camera to follow the ospreys. We'll still zoom in to get the close up, personal shots.

We are still tweaking the new camera settings so your patience is appreciated with our tinkering.

For the past seven years, Palmetto Electric viewers have enjoyed watching an osprey family from our 100-foot communications tower located on Hilton Head Island.
While we were installing the camera yesterday, we took some photos of the pair that is occupying the platform. I've yet to compare those pictures from last year's couple to verify if they are the same pair. I should post that next week.

We hope you're able to check back often and enjoy watching their progress.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see the new camera running. And the view is so much better. Looks like the osprey pair have been at work on the nest. I can't wait to see them!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Yay, yay!!
Osprey on the nest 6:09 pm (2/22)

Beth/Oh

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Thanks for the new camera

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back! Bird on the nest at 4:40 PM EST.

Peter
Long Island NY

Anonymous said...

Bird just been on the nest. Great to see them return.

Mary Elaine said...

I ride my bike on the Cross Island Parkway. How close is this nest to the Osprey nest on the Cross Island Parkway. This is so neat! I have forwarded this to lots of people. Thanks for following those dear Osprey!
Elaine

moderator said...

Hey Mary Elaine,

Our nest is located at our Operations office on Mathews Drive. I'm not exactly sure of the distance if you drew a straight line from the Cross Island Parkway nest to ours, but I'm guessing about 1- 1/2 miles.