Thanks to the collaboration with various agencies, ospreys will now have the opportunity to move into new nesting platforms in the Colladay Point Drive neighborhood, and near the entrance to Fish Camp park! Friends of Lake Kegonsa (FOLKS) coordinated and provided volunteer labor, the Town of Dunn provided the Colladay Point site and Dane County provided the Fish Camp Site, Isthmus Engineering provided the design and fabrication of the platforms, and Alliant Energy provided a grant for the poles and installation. Ospreys are unique among North American raptors due to their diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them. They are often seen soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests. These large birds do well around humans and have rebounded in numbers following the ban of the pesticide, DDT.
Ten owl/kestrel nesting boxes were also installed at homes near the lake.