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.

If you enjoyed our Osprey cam, consider supporting Menunkatuck’s projects with your tax deductible donation.

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.

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  1. Lorrie Shaw, thanks for the video of the osprey pair in the snow! I’ve been out of town and just fired up the osprey cam this afternoon. Still no eggies though …

  2. Ospreys are almost exclusively fish-eaters. They do not eat birds.

    The sparrows are House Sparrows. They could be nesting in the space below the Osprey nest.

  3. There were just 2 little sparrows up on the roost finding bits to eat. They didnt seem scared of the osprey in the least. Do the osprey not eat song birds?

  4. We are having some bandwidth problems that are causing the intermittent video problems. We are working on a resolution.

  5. I could see the video on my iPhone for a moment, then the screen went black and I’m only getting audio. Can’t get the camera to load at all on my iPad.

  6. I enjoy watching the osprey birds. Years ago I watched them from afar. I saw them high above the road and would watch them. I was never able to see them inside their nest. Only coming and going from a wooden pole from above. It is great now to be able to see them inside their nest. By the way were I saw them was a long way from the sound.

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