What a frustrating season it has been for everyone who loves to follow the Alcoa Osprey Cam at Badin Lake. The latest setback: our camera overlooking the nest has malfunctioned, just as we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of a chick.
The camera needs to be replaced, and that may not be possible without disturbing the osprey nest. Our foremost concern is protecting these beautiful birds and we do not want to do anything that will disrupt their environment.
Like you, we are all wondering if an egg has hatched since the camera went dark this weekend. We have asked workers at the dam to take a peak at the nest and see if they can provide us with any intel. We will keep you posted as we learn more. We apologize for the technical difficulties and will continue working to improve the experience.