The new home is safer and has a better view of the lake, too.
Mama and Papa Osprey built their nest atop a three-phase electric line belonging to Arab Electric Cooperative at the corner of Ala. 69 and Browns Creek Road. Fearing the nest could arc, cause a large power outage and destroy valuable equipment, AEC asked for TVA’s guidance in relocating the nest.
An osprey, according to Wikipedia, is:
“… called sea hawk, river hawk and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 24 inches in length and 71 inches across the wings. It is brown on the upper parts and predominantly greyish on the head and under parts.”
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