Academy students name local ospreys

Southern Ute Montessori Academy students, Terena Hight and Jaela Velasco are the winners of the Osprey Naming Contest. Hight and Velasco were presented with Osprey backpacks for winning the contest on Tuesday, April 24.
Photo Credit: Trennie Collins | SU Drum

The Southern Ute Wildlife Division sponsored a naming contest for the pair of ospreys that can be seen on the Lake Capote webcam.

From 10 entries submitted by Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students, the Wildlife Division staff chose Suuwhsiagyetu or “Strong Wings” for the male, and Suupu’ighyetu or “Powerful Eyes” for the female.

The winning names were submitted by students Terena Hight and Jaela Velasco, who each received an Osprey brand kid’s backpack as a prize, Tuesday, April 24.

The birds currently have three eggs on the nest, and hatching is expected in late April or early May.

Another exciting development is the addition of an audio feed to the livestream, using a microphone located near the webcam to capture sound. Follow the action at

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