In 2021, we pointed our webcam at the osprey platform. We are now (2022) going to switch. Then, we switched cameras back to the “eagle nest”. At one point, we had eagles nesting here who fledged several eaglets. Then, the geese took over. And now, for 2023, thanks to the help of a generous donation, we plan to keep the camera UNDER WATER in our spring creek in the hopes we can watch as alevin swim away from their spawning bed in the spring and then correlate that to temperature so we know when it is safe to walk across a spawning bed. We are currently working to get the image stream established on the website.
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.