|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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The adult Ospreys are back in South America for the winter. The juveniles are still in the area working on their fishing skills and occasionally going to the nest platform. By early October they will be on their migration to South America where they will spend the next two winters before returning to Connecticut to set up their own territories.
Ospreys have been nesting on this platform in the West River Memorial Park for many years.They generally return from their winter homes in South America during the third week in March. After rebuilding their nest they will start raising a new family.
Menunkatuck’s Osprey camera is a collaborative project with the New Haven Parks, Recreation, and Trees Department, New Haven Public Schools, Barnard Nature Center, and Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School.