We have live-streamed the drama of a high-altitude goose nest (65′ up in a tree!) and the subsequent hatching of the eggs–and the big leap the goslings took to get to the ground. Then, throughout this past winter, we placed the camera (on a portable trailer with a solar-powered transmitter) over by the work we recently completed–or nearly completed–on Clear Creek.
Now, the camera is pointed at our osprey platform–generously donated by Northwestern Energy a couple years ago. At the end of April of this year (2021), 2 osprey began to set up house by building up the existing nest and living there. Periodically–maybe once or twice per day–they will bring a fish back and devour it in a delightfully gory exhibition of their dominance over finny prey. We hope you enjoy watching the show!
If you enjoy watching the nesting activity, consider making a donation to Ruby Habitat Foundation by clicking here. These cameras are not inexpensive, the installation is complicated, and the streaming service costs money. We thank you in advance!
By the way–if you need to hire experts to help you with similar projects on your own property, you should talk to the good folks at Ranch Resources, located in Sheridan, MT. We employ them for everything from land stewardship questions to questions about our heritage apple orchard to installing live-streaming webcams. They are nothing short of wizards.
Should you have questions or comments, feel free to direct them to our Outreach Coordinator, Dave Delisi.