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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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 — 88 Comments

  1. Wow, such a big size difference between the two and the little one. Prayers for the little one to get enough food and thrive !!!

  2. Why must people throw trash away like that do? So heartbreaking to see it all accumulate on nests. Especially osprey nest! They love it.

  3. There was a feeding around 7:20am. The youngest was behind the other two and couldn’t get any bites. The cam was freezing off and on, but I don’t think #3 got any food. I saw mom give it one bite, but don’t know if it got swallowed or dropped. Two of the chicks were still food begging when mom stopped feeding and sat on them.

  4. I hope these osprey babies survive – with such cold weather and severe thunderstorms !

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