June 5, 2014 1:37 pm
Updated: June 16, 2014 1:50 pm

Ospreys return to the Calgary Zoo after flooding

An osprey dines on a whitefish caught in the nearby Bow River in Calgary June 1, 2005.

The Canadian Press-Dave Buston

CALGARY – A pair of osprey forced from their home at the Calgary Zoo during last year’s devastating flooding have returned to their roost.

The zoo has been home to ospreys for 18 years, and has been broadcasting their nesting habits over the internet via a webcam since 2008.

The birds live in a nest atop a platform and pole in the island’s east end.

“During last year’s flood, the pole and platform remained standing, but the fibre-optic cables needed to broadcast the webcam were washed out,” said Doris Kaufmann Woodcock, ENMAX spokesperson.

“We, and the surprisingly large number of followers of this webcam, are happy that it’s live again,” adds Kaufmann.

The ospreys have laid three eggs, which are expected to hatch any day.

View the live streaming webcam at enmax.com/osprey.

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