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Tifft Nature Preserve’s live Osprey cam up and running just in time

Tifft officials expect 3 eggs to hatch any day
Posted at 11:59 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 11:59:53-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tifft Nature Preserve announced Monday that its live streaming Osprey Camera is back online to view the nesting activities of a pair of osprey.

The osprey have been migrating north to nest at Tifft every spring since 2011.

After experiencing some delays while making IT system updates, the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences - which operates Tifft and the Buffalo Museum of Science - announced that the live cam is back up and running just in time.

Three eggs have been laid since the osprey returned in March and Tifft officials expect them to hatch any day.

The live stream is available here.

Osprey are large birds of prey that inhabit coastal regions and mate for life. In an effort to encourage this previously endangered species to nest at the Preserve, the New York Power Authority installed a man-made osprey nesting platform atop a utility pole overlooking Lake Kirsty over a decade ago.