This live video provides a unique, genuine, and close-up view of Osprey, a migratory bird that breeds in Connecticut in the spring and summer. During the breeding season, you will have a chance to observe nature in action through the daily lives of the Osprey occupying this platform as they build their nest, feed, incubate their eggs, and care for their young. View more wildlife cams on Audubon Live!
The Osprey pair has been named Ted and Margaret, in honor of our friends and colleagues Ted Gilman and Margaret Lechner. Their chick has fledged, and has been coming back to the nest to visit periodically!
FAQ ABOUT THE OSPREY AND THE CAMERA
Q: The camera's down! What's happening?
A: This camera is powered by solar energy. Expect streaming interruptions during low-light conditions, overcast, and unfavorable weather—when the camera has not received enough sunlight to power up.
Q: What's that shiny thing in the nest?
A: Sometimes, you may notice trash in the Osprey nest. Unfortunately, Ospreys are attracted to bright, shiny items like balloons and food wrappers. This serves as a good reminder for us humans—please don’t litter!
Q: Who owns or operates your Audubon Live! cameras?
A: All cameras, except our Greenwich camera featured here (managed by Audubon Connecticut's Greenwich Audubon Center), are operated courtesy of Menunkatuck Audubon Society (MAS). Learn more about the MAS cameras here.
Q: A predator is at the nest, can you do anything about it?
A: Click here to view our cam/nest intervention protocol.
For questions or comments about this camera or the wildlife you see here, you can email Ryan MacLean, Bird Education Specialist at Greenwich Audubon Center, at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org.
Enjoying the Osprey? Your donations to Audubon Connecticut help support the upkeep of cameras, and the places Osprey and other birds depend on.
The installation of this camera was made possible by a generous anonymous donor. Additional in-kind assistance was provided by the Riverside Yacht Club and Atlantic Marine Construction, along with the Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon volunteers.