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    The ospreys are back in Lamoine. Watch the livestream.

    By Julie Harris,

    2024-04-18
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    After a disastrous 2023, a pair of ospreys have returned this year  to a nesting platform equipped with a camera in Lamoine.

    The osprey lost their chicks to an eagle last year, according to Carolina Rave, a communications specialist with Versant Power.

    This is the fourth year the same nesting pair has occupied the platform. You can watch them work on their nest, care for their eggs and raise their chicks.

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    This nesting pair of ospreys has returned to Lamoine for the fourth year in a row. Credit: Courtesy of Versant Power

    “We are pleased to see the osprey pair continues to return to their specially created platform each year,” said Logan MacDonald, environmental supervisor at Versant. “We hope customers who have enjoyed the live camera in the past will continue to watch the birds and that even more viewers will enjoy the camera this season.”

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    You can see how much taller the osprey nesting platform is than a normal utility pole. Credit: Courtesy of Versant Power

    Versant built the platform in consultation with environmental specialists, including those from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, to keep the ospreys from nesting near the power lines. The camera is solar-powered and live-streams at versantpower.com/osprey

    Ospreys usually lay their eggs in May, with 2-3 chicks hatching in June, Rave said. Ospreys, which migrate south in late summer or early fall, are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

    The Lamoine platform is one of several the company has erected in its service area.

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