Jason Childress now carries a spotting scope with him almost everywhere he goes.

As a senior envirochemist at OG&E, Childress’ position generally will involve working with drinking water high quality and environmental challenges.

In the spring, a further duty was extra to his job description: keeping a near eye on an eagle nest: For 10 a long time, there has been an eagle nest located near Horseshoe Lake in Harrah, a ability plant lake of the utility enterprise.

Volunteers from the Sutton Avian Analysis Heart in Bartlesville normally monitor the eagle nest during the breeding season. But when they were denied access to the OG&E residence this spring because of COVID-19, a system was hatched to flip Childress and plant chemist Bill Baack into eagle watchers. 

As section of their normal workday, they would just take time to spy on the nest and report their observations to the research heart. It became component of their daily plan to look at and retain a log.