Re-blog: What do I do After the Osprey Season? Are you Being Proactive or Reactive?


If Ospreys nest on a utility structure, bridge, ball field lights or in a place that they should not be, the first thing to do is to try and prevent them from getting the nest set. But what happens if you don’t find them in time and they begin to lay eggs? Laws and requirements are different from state to state and country to country…

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What do I do after the osprey season? Are you being proactive or reactive?

Reblog: Ospreys: Their Success Means Increased Responsibility


By Jeff Nichols

Their success means increased responsibility now that the nesting season has heated up, many Osprey lovers and utility companies are trying to keep them from building nests on utility structures. In our last article, we discussed the many deterrents that can be used and explained why sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. It is good to see different organizations such as Boy Scout troops volunteering to help out by building man-made structures for the Osprey to nest on, but to an old stubborn Osprey, that won’t always work… (click the link below)

Ospreys: Their Success Means Increased Responsibility

Limited Time Offer, Buy 3 and Get 3 at Half Price!


With the Osprey returning and starting to build nests we have a special limited time offer during the 2016 nesting season, buy 3 and get 3 at half price! http://www.offsprey.com/2016/03/special-limited-time-offer-buy-3-and-get-3-at-half-price/

“OFF”-Sprey Modification for Ball Park Lights


“OFF”-Sprey Light modification (OG-LM) has been added to our product list. With this modification, the “OFF”-Sprey can be installed on metal muti-light poles (for ball parks, street lights, traffic cams etc…) with easy fastening using metal bands instead of using screws….

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See full article at http://www.offsprey.com/2016/03/off-sprey-modification-for-ball-park-lights/

 

 

Follow “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent


To all my followers, please take a minute to check out “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent. Help pass the word that there are ways to help keep Ospreys from building nests on utility structures and causing injury and death to adults and young Ospreys alike. Please follow and share with those who want to protect these magnificent birds of prey. Sign up on the site for updates. Here is the latest article from the site:  “OFF”-Sprey Now Protects Flat Top Structures.

 

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Santa and Ospreys are Coming to Town


Now is the time to prepare for the arrival of the Osprey for the spring nesting season.

Every year, Ospreys begin their trek back to the areas that they nest after spending the winter in warmer climates. Many of the raptors fly thousands of miles each year just to lay eggs and raise their young. Unfortunately, not all survive their nesting season due to where they build their nests.

Utility poles are the perfect nesting areas, due to no leaves, limbs or other obstacles that restrict their vision to hunt and watch out for predators. The bad news for the birds are, that they know nothing about electricity and the dangers that await them.

Every year, Osprey nests start fires killing their young, destroying utility poles, shutting down power for customers costing thousands of dollars. Some nest on traffic cameras in Maryland, or on the steel of a bridge that is being constructed, shutting down the work for more than two months.

In South Carolina last year, an Osprey wanted to build a nest on top of a utility pole along side of Hwy 41. Several attempts to deter them by using traffic cones and eventually the Ospreys lost the nest.

One way to prepare for the nest building season, which begins in March and runs through April in most areas, is to install the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent .

The “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent is a very simple device that blocks the access to the utility poles (Ospreys are very claustrophobic) not allowing them to drop limbs and other nest making material on top of the poles. You can see how it works in this video. The video shows the basic model, however there are other models to fit any situation you might encounter and can be customized to fit your specific needs.

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Installing the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent is about as simple as it gets. Once you purchase the device you can request a link to an install video where you can see  it takes about 10 minutes to do a full install. The video shows the typical wood pole installation, but can be also installed on concrete or steel poles with available banding.

The main thing to remember when installing the “OFF”-Sprey is that you must get the height from the pole to the arms of the device at the correct distance. If you don’t get the right distance, you must make adjustments for it to work correctly. Also, be mindful when installing that the wood on the utility pole is not punky or rotted. You may have to use straps instead of screws to attach the device.

Below is a graphic showing the process for planning where you will need to install your device.off-sprey-process

The best way to prevent injury and death to Ospreys, and loss of power and money to utilities is to plan early and be as tenacious as the birds themselves.

For more information or to order the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent please contact Power Supply Company LLC at (423)624-7330

Website: www.offsprey.com

Email: off-sprey@hotmail.com .

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Protecting the Osprey: “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent Videos and Social Media


By Jeff Nichols

Here is where you can find all of the individual places to get more information and watch videos explaining how to install the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent and watch how it prevents a pair of Ospreys to build their nest on top of a utility pole. Make sure to watch both videos on this page.

Watch the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent in Action

 

When a utility companies discovers a new nest, the linemen remove the nest, but as soon as they leave, the Ospreys return almost immediately and begin rebuilding. On many occasions the nests are only discovered after a nest catches on fire and causes a power outage and possibly injures or kills the birds. The quickest and safest method to prevent this is that when you notice an Osprey starting to build the nest is to remove the nest and immediately install the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent. Ospreys are very claustrophobic when it comes to building nests and what the “OFF”-Sprey does is minimizes the space that the Osprey need to build the nest. After many attempts to build the nest and failing, the Ospreys will move on to an artificial platform or more ideally a natural nesting site.

For less than $200, the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent can save thousands of dollars in power loss, damage to utility poles and other structures. From the time you open the box, it takes less than 15 minutes to construct and install the “OFF”-Sprey, saving not only money, but time.

 

Below you can find more information about the “OFF”-Sprey Raptor Deterrent by visiting FaceBook, Twitter and www.offsprey.com.

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