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.

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.

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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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 — 76 Comments

  1. Hi Lori, just a question (educational) not questioning Menukatuck’s decision. In an eagle’s nest for example no human intervention would occur after 5-6 weeks in fear of a nesting falling out of the nest. Is there a similar rule when it comes to Ospreys? Thank you.

  2. As you have no doubt figured out, we have moved the camera off the nest, hopefully it will be back on the nest tomorrow. Check back tomorrow afternoon.

  3. Sadly it appears that something has happened to one of the Osprey chicks. We do not know at this time what happened, we will be contacting the state to ask what we can and should do about the situation. We hope our lone chick will fledge successfully

  4. Hope some of our faithful Osprey cam watchers will come say hi at Hammonasset today at their anniversary celebration. We will have a table outside Meigs Point Nature Center…10-5….at 12:00 Ranger Russ will do a brief presentation on Osprey inside the Nature center.

  5. For some reason, they have brought in a rather large log that appears to be white birch…..campfire tonight?

  6. I just uploaded a video of a feeding this evening. Both chicks seem to be doing well.

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