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Osprey in Outer Banks get new nesting platforms

Posted at 8:00 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 14:26:11-04

OUTER BANKS, N.C. – A sign that you are getting nearer to the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the sight of Osprey nest, and with the help of Dominion Energy, these birds now have new nesting platforms to use.

Ospreys for years have used the abandoned transmission poles near the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge to create nest and lay eggs, but for some time now the wooden platforms that the transmission poles rest on have deteriorated.

Dominion Energy has remedied this situation by installing 12 new metal platforms for the Ospreys.

The company used a helicopter to help put up the poles.

Dominion Energy says because of the condition of the nesting platforms currently, the number of nests has dwindled from a dozen to only a few.