Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last minute installs and repairs!

Last week, after many delays and cancellations, I managed to get 4 platforms installed in several different areas. Volunteers have been crucial to me finishing this last minute work before the ospreys arrive and begin courtship (and before my first born arrives!!). Here are some photos from these most recent installations and repairs.

I still have several more platforms to repair. If you'd like to help, let me know!

I saw my first osprey (a male) in Ventnor on Friday, March 19th around 12pm. You should start seeing more and more ospreys over the next week.

A severely damaged platform is repaired by volunteer Bill Stuempfig in Ocean City, NJ. Photo courtesy of Bill Stuempfig.

Bill even brought a portable generator out onto the salt marsh to repair this nest. Photo courtesy of Bill Stuempfig.

Ben Wurst and volunteers install a nest platform in Fortescue behind a homeowners house who donated to help fund the project.

Volunteers and I stop for a Kodak moment.

Volunteers Bill and Don transport a platform built by Jon Rosky in Ventnor.

We replaced a damaged platform in Margate with the platform built by Jon.

Volunteers raise up a platform in Margate.

Another photo of raising up the platform in Margate.


bill said...

In many ways, we all almost killed them all.

Thank you for helping to save them and therefore maybe us .........

Greg Molyneux said...

Ben, the platform install picture from Fortescue looks like the famous flag raising at Iwo Jima!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great project! I used to live in NJ and now live in Montana where we just installed a webcam on an Osprey platform we had to relocate off of telephone poles.

Have you ever considered doing this to attract people to your project?