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Osprey Nation

Osprey Nation

Osprey Cam

Saturday, July 20, 2019: Our apologies – the Osprey Cam appears to be not working this morning. We might have to wait til Monday to have someone trouble-shoot it.

July 20, 2019 – All three 2019 hatchlings appear to be doing well.

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Click here to see brief videos of the first two eggs hatching.


Each year we provide live streaming of the Ospreys that nest in the marsh at the Milford Point Coastal Center.

The female lays eggs 1-3 days apart. The first egg was at least two weeks later than usual this year — about May 10th. By May 18th, there were three.

Incubation begins with the first egg and takes 36-40 days; the eggs hatch asynchronously, each hatching in the order laid. This gives a distinct advantage to the older chicks in years with meager food supplies. If the weather is bad, all may not hatch. Generally, two or three babies fledge annually.

Ospreys were driven to the edge of extinction in the 1960s and early 1970s because of the widespread use of the pesticide DDT. They were listed as endangered and protected by the Endangered Species Act. After DDT was banned, the Osprey population began to thrive.

111 Responses to “Osprey Nation – Osprey Cam”

  1. Mike W says:

    ….shout out to the Dad also. Great provider! 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟

  2. Mike W says:

    Flight lessons seem to be well underway. All 3 chicks look awesome! Great Mom this year!

  3. Mia says:

    Mom and babies all eating at 7:40 pm. Soaking wet from the rain storm, but nice to see how full the feathers are getting on the babies.

  4. Anne says:

    When will the young Osprey learn to fly and catch fish?
    Their wings have grown and they have been stretching them
    a lot. One can eat his own fish, but still wants mom to feed him.

  5. Carol says:

    Yes, there is an Osprey nest on a light pole at Milford Crossing. Has been there for several months and incubation has occurred but unclear if there are any chick(s) in the nest. It is being monitored.

  6. Chris says:

    I think I saw an osprey nest at Walmart in Milford?
    On a light pole….
    Have a pic

  7. Ted S. says:

    Brenda…the nestlings get all the “water” they require from the fish the adults feed them. And…because birds don’t “sweat”…they have no sweat glands…the way they dissipate heat from their bodies is by “panting”. Hope this helps. 🙂

  8. Brenda says:

    Can anyone tell me if the chicks need water? I can’t find any info online about that. They seem to survive in the hot sun while panting in the nest so I’m just curious.

  9. charlie SLADKY says:

    While working at Millstone power Plant in Waterford I looked forward to the return every year. Almost twenty years. We had two nests. It was great to see the first flights. The adult would leave the nest an fly to a weather tower, and stop there. Then would screech and scream until the youngster would fly over. About a quarter mile. Then we would watch them fish all summer in Niantic Bay. Thanks for the CAM

  10. bob says:

    Any reasons why there are no recent responses ?

  11. Brenda says:

    It is quite amazing to see the difference in growth and development from the oldest to the youngest chick. The little one is only four days younger than the oldest and the feathers are just coming in while the other two are fully covered. I tuned in this morning at 10:35 to see the second chick eating his own fish. So much has changed in the course of a week. Fascinating to see!

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