I am so excited to report to all my friends and neighbors that the osprey nesting platform project that I have been coordinating for over TWO years is finally a reality. Our new osprey nesting platform has finally been erected on Burr Creek in Black Rock! The platform was put into place on November 21, 2009.
It all started when I had been in my new neighborhood for awhile and noticed that osprey often fished in Burr Creek. I thought this would be a perfect location for a nest especially since an abandoned 30 Foot utility pole was already securely standing right at the edge of the water. And with one successful pair of opreys nesting at Ash Creek on the other side of Black Rock , how cool would it be to have a second pair raising their chicks on the other side of Black Rock.
A couple of years ago, I secured permission from the City for our Arthur Street Neighbors Committee to build and install a wooden nesting platform for ospreys on an unused utility pole on a small city green space directly on Burr Creek at the end of our street. Continue reading