Birds of a feather

 

For almost two decades a nesting platform at the east end of the Calgary Zoo has been home to a pair of osprey. And, for the past few years, our osprey cam has given us a true bird’s eye view of these amazing avians. Thousands of enthusiasts and those who are just curious tune in every year to catch the action.

osprey nest building

This month is one of the best for viewing as the eggs have started hatching, which mean that it’s time for both the adult birds to start filling the hungry, squawking beaks with fresh trout from the nearby Bow River. Tune in often – you won’t believe the size of the fish they’ll bring back to the nest. Recently, some osprey fans got in on the fun by submitting their guesses for when the eggs might hatch to #ospreyYYC on Facebook and Twitter. Five lucky winners of Calgary Zoo passes were drawn randomly from the entries we received. Congratulations if you won one and thanks to everyone who played along.

A higher purpose

The osprey aren’t the only feathered friends that we have. Often ENMAX Power crews are called out to help relocate geese, owls, hawks and more that like building nests on power poles.

sandpipers

Closer to the ground; during the construction of Substation 162, nests containing 16 sandpiper eggs were discovered in the wetlands surrounding the facility. Special care was taken to protect the fledglings until they could safely fly away. You can read more about commitment to the environment as well as our communities, customers, employees and the economy in our Corporate Responsibility Report online.

Honoured by the companies we keep company with

As we see it, being corporately responsible is as simple as recognizing that at the end of the day, how we do our jobs is equally important as the jobs we do. The good news is that there are a lot of companies that share that point of view as you can see by taking a look at the recently announced 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights Magazine.

50CORPcitizens

And while it’s an honour to be recognized in such good company, we’re continually improving all areas of our business because it’s the right thing to do.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *