Hammonasset Osprey Camera

The Osprey camera at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison was made possible by
Ted Williams
and a grant from the
French Foundation
in collaboration with the
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection,
Meigs Point Nature Center,
and the
Friends of Hammonasset.

This is a wild Osprey nest and anything can happen. While we hope that healthy Osprey chicks will end up fledging from the nest this summer, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disaster can affect this Osprey family and may be difficult to watch. As hard as it may be to see anything happen to our Osprey, we will let nature take its course and not intervene.

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Menunkatuck Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.

See something interesting? Email Lorrie at lorrie@menunkatuck.org with the day/time.

The Osprey camera is located just west of the Meigs Point Nature Center.

We use infrared light for nighttime viewing. Infrared is not visible to the Ospreys or to humans, however, the video camera can capture the images.

The first egg hatched on May 29.

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Hammonasset Osprey Camera — 134 Comments

  1. The Little Cue Ball is doing quite well and continues to fight to get to the front of the chow line. The odds seem better now, considering I saw the poor badly beaten bird basically give up and die a couple of weeks ago until that blow-fish showed up and momma fed the tiny bobblehead.

  2. Margaret all the chicks are looking healthy but I guess we won’t stop worrying until they all fledge successfully. The chick we lost in New Haven surprised us all, we are not sure why he died and he seemed healthy up until someone spotted him not breathing, so you never really are sure until the end.

  3. Hi. his is a great nest. Four wonderful chicks and super parents. Watching last night at 21.37 the male osprey was there and was the first time I have seen him. Do we still have to worrie about non responsive chick or was he/she just relaxing?

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