An osprey’s offspring were successfully saved from high water recently when the BC Conservation Officer Service and wildlife biologists rescued a nest from Kootenay Lake, in southeastern British Columbia.
The BCCOS posted to Facebook June 22 that rising water levels lead to a precarious situation with the Osprey nest.
“The nest was close to being flooded and with the forecast calling for a further rise in water levels, it needed to be moved,” the BCCOS said in an online post. “The recent rescue unfolded in Kaslo Bay, and included Ministry of Forests wildlife (biologists), COs, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen.”
The rescue team was able to get to the nest via boat, and BCCOS says the mother osprey was “very calm” while she watched the rescue from a nearby tree.
“Very carefully, two eggs – which were secured in a warm cooler – and the nest were moved approx. 15 metres to a higher piling,” BCCOS wrote. “Moments later, the osprey returned to her newfound nest.”
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