Video: Volunteers install new poles for ospreys on North Fork

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Ospreys will have a nesting platform at Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic now that a group of volunteers have installed a new pole there.

Ospreys have places to nest on the North Fork now that a group of volunteers have installed new poles in the area.

Kate Fullam of the Southold-based Group for the East End said poles were erected Thursday near Main Road in Orient, Mill Road in Peconic and Vanston Road in Cutchogue.

“The osprey population has rebound since DDT was banned in the 70s, but now we really need to make sure there’s habitat for these animals,” she said. “We provide these nesting platforms for them so that they reproduce.”

Watch how the volunteer group install one of the poles at Goldsmith Inlet in the video below and read more about the project in the March 15th issue of The Suffolk Times.