“The presence of these charismatic raptors highlights the environmental progress that’s been made in our region, and underscores the opportunities for people to help Ospreys prosper here. The Bay Area’s Peregrine Falcon cameras have been popular for a while too. Ospreys are one of nature’s wildest raptors, yet they are now choosing to breed near people – even using human-made structures like the Whirley Crane.
We believe that witnessing the life of an Osprey family along our urban shoreline can inspire the whole community to protect Ospreys and other Bay Area wildlife.” Nest and wildlife cams have become a media phenomenon in recent years: Last year, a nest cam focused on Bald Eagles in Washington D. However, the unique vantage point of the Whirley Crane nest will thrill wildlife watchers as the Ospreys are raising their family on historic real-estate, with a commanding view of the Bay and the S. While Ospreys historically nested along Northern California lakes, none had been documented nesting on the Bay’s edge before the 1990s.
Osprey fans suggested and voted on names for the two youngsters — Whirley (in honor of the Whirley Crane where the nest is sited), and Rivet (in honor of the nearby Rosie the Riveter memorial).
Here’s a clip of the first chick and parents shortly after it hatched: “Ospreys are successfully nesting along the edges of San Francisco Bay for the first time in recorded history,” said Cindy Margulis, Executive Director of Golden Gate Audubon Society.
The Whirley Crane pair have been named Richmond (for the location of the nest) and Rosie (for the Rosie the Riveter historical monument nearby).
Information about Ospreys and how local residents can help them is available on the web site that hosts the nest video stream, SFBay
The virtually all-terrain Go Pro easily allows users to capture their often heart-stopping footage and distribute to popular sites such as Youtube and Vimeo.
And it includes a set of free, downloadable lesson plans for secondary school teachers (grades 6-12), using the nest cam to inspire enthusiasm for wildlife and ecology and interest in STEM (science/technology/engineering/math).In the other is the 36-year-old comedian/talk-show host, unfazed by this behemoth of a man.Within seconds, the grappler has Gethard in the air, whirling clockwise, before slamming his body down like a slab of clay on a wheel.or as the voice of the popular podcast "Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People." But he's also the ringmaster of an unpredictable, unscripted talk show where people from around the world call in to be part of the action.Celebrities have been known to drop by as well: Unlike the host, Jon Hamm got body slammed by not one but three pro-wrestlers. Lena Dunham dispensed prom advice as a mermaid ("I bet if you got respectfully erect here, people would be okay with it").