West River Memorial Park Osprey Camera




The Osprey camera at West River Memorial Park in New Haven was made possible by a grant fromwatershed-fund

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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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.


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.

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West River Memorial Park Osprey Camera — 38 Comments

  1. 2 eggs in the nest as of 4-21 at 6:45 pm…anybody see it earlier than that time?

  2. No. This was the first camera we installed and we quickly realized that sound was important. The Falkner Island and Hammo cameras were installed with microphones. We can install sound on the West River cam but it’s a major job that requires removing the camera, taking it to a workshop, adding the sound equipment, and going back into the marsh to reinstall it. We’ll see if we can do it after the Ospreys leave in the fall and have it going next year.

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