Dairyland introduced an Osprey Cam on the Dairyland Reservoir near Ladysmith, Wis., in mid-April in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.
This new bird cam is a cooperative effort among Jump River Electric Cooperative, the Raptor Resource Project and Dairyland Power. The poles and Osprey stand were donated and installed by Jump River near the Dairyland Reservoir. Dairyland provided the camera system which was installed by the Raptor Resource Project.
The live feed below captures "real time" online birdwatching at the Osprey stand.
Osprey are large raptors known as fish-hawk and characterized by a short tail, long, narrow wings and finger-like feathers. Their keen vision allows them to detect underwater objects from the air. Their natural habitat is near water, along coasts, rivers and lakes where they hunt fish. Migration patterns often follow coastlines, lakeshores, rivers and mountain ranges. Osprey usually lay 3 eggs which are incubated by the pair for about 38 days and fledge about 51-54 days from hatching.