New Osprey Platform

A few weeks ago we had a serious blower on Puget Island. It was so bad that it blew the top 10’ of the tree and the Osprey platform down. The tree was badly rotted so I had it removed. This is a problem because in less than three weeks my Osprey pair will be returning to their platform to begin a new family!

So for the last month I’ve been scrambling to get a proper pole, build a new platform and have it up and ready before their return. You can see I’ve started their nest with some soft spruce bows and a few sticks. This is called salting the platform so the Osprey pair will take to it.

Tomorrow I hope to have it placed in the ground just a few feet from
the old platform. Once it is up I’ll post more photos.

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