The great folks at Pleasant Hill Lake Park have brought nature a bit closer to you this spring in the form of a live camera view of an osprey nest near the Swim Beach/Marina area.
You can now see unplanned and real-time activity anytime. So unplanned, in fact, that the Park added this disclaimer about what you might observe as you watch:
“NOTICE: This is a wild Osprey nest, and anything can happen. While we hope that healthy Osprey chicks will end up fledging from the nest, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disasters can affect the Osprey family and may be difficult to watch. As hard as it may be to see anything happen to our Osprey, we will let nature take its course and will not intervene.”
Infrared light, not visible to ospreys, is featured for nighttime viewing. The live cam GPS location is at: N40.644067 W-82.341209.
If you see something interested, contact the Park at: [email protected] with the date, time and brief comments.
You can access the live cam here. Note that you may have to remain on the site for up to a minute or more for the image to arrive through the camera system.