CALGARY, May 10, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Once again, the public will have access to a bird's eye view of an osprey nest via a high-resolution webcam thanks to an arrangement between the Calgary Zoo and ENMAX Corporation.
For over 15 years, a pair of nesting osprey has built their summer home on a platform constructed by the Calgary Zoo atop a pole erected by ENMAX subsidiary, ENMAX Power Corporation, as part of its Osprey/Avian Nest Management program. The platform is located at the extreme east end of St. George's Island and eggs have already been laid this season.
"ENMAX is pleased to provide nature enthusiasts with a unique, intimate opportunity to view the ospreys' seasonal activities," said Doris Kaufmann, ENMAX Corporation. "This is the fourth year we have worked with the zoo on this initiative and online viewers will benefit from the brand new camera installed earlier this spring."
The live streaming camera captures in full cycle the birds' dramatic seasonal milestones, from nest building and mating rituals, to egg laying, incubation, hatching, feeding and fledging, a period of intense activity that is all centred at the nest. Last year, more than 50,000 hits were recorded as people watched the exciting events of the ospreys unfold between April and September.
For more information on this osprey camera and to watch the ospreys live, 24 hours a day, visit the ENMAX osprey pages at www.enmax.com/osprey. A link and further information about ospreys is also available on the Calgary Zoo website at www.calgaryzoo.org/osprey.
ENMAX Corporation, through subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years. ENMAX Corporation provides electricity, natural gas and value-added services to more than 640,000 residential, commercial and industrial metered customer locations in Alberta. ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's leading competitive electricity retailer. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy and was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy. As well, ENMAX Corporation, through its subsidiary ENMAX Envision Inc., provides fibre optic networks for high speed data and internet communications. Visit our website at www.enmax.com.