ospreys http://www.kplu.org en Seattle City Light tries osprey deterrent on utility poles http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-light-tries-osprey-deterrent-utility-poles <p>Wildlife experts think they may have finally outsmarted the osprey, at least when it comes to keeping them off of utility poles. The hawk-like birds have caused power outages and harm to themselves by nesting on high voltage power lines.</p><p>Ospreys are pretty resourceful birds. When the tall, bare trees they used to nest in disappeared from the water&rsquo;s edge, they figured out <a href="http://fresc.usgs.gov/products/fs/fs-153-02.pdf">utility poles were a close substitute</a>. Whenever humans try to stop them from using the poles, ospreys find a workaround.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:15:22 +0000 Charla Bear 1254 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle City Light tries osprey deterrent on utility poles