Osprey nest on platforms put up by TECO to prevent power outages

Osprey nest on platforms put up by TECO to prevent power outages
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Put up by TECO, this man made platform for Ospreys sits on top of utility pole on Swan Lake in Sun City Center, Florida
Put up by TECO, this man made platform for Ospreys sits on top of utility pole on Swan Lake in Sun City Center, Florida

Osprey (fishing eagle) commonly nest on electric utility poles that have caught fire resulting in power outages at times.

This was becoming a problem, so the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) put up these man-made platforms to keep the protected species away from the electrical wires.

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