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castanet.net 13 May, 2022 11:30 am

Fiery osprey, goose rivalry countless power outages in Lake Country

Fiery osprey, goose rivalry countless power outages in Lake Country
For the fourth time in a week, power was lost Thursday to 3,500 homes in Lake Country and on Westside Road due to osprey building nests on power lines, causing fires.

For the fourth time in a week, power was lost Thursday to 3,500 homes in Lake Country and on Westside Road due to osprey building nests on power lines, causing fires.Osprey building their nests in the Okanagan isn't anything new, but the problem lies between them and their rival – the Canada goose.BC Hydro says they use orange osprey guards to stop them from building nests on powerlines, but the osprey have found a way around that, - and now they’re considering using a fake model goose to scare off other birds."The goose is occupying the osprey nest and there is a fight every year at the same time.

Now it looks like the goose is winning and gets to stay in the nest and the osprey has to find another nest,” said Daros.BC Hydro says the geese that have taken over the osprey nests should hatch their eggs in the next couple days.

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