Get a “bird’s eye view” atop an osprey platform on Dundee Creek near Marshy Point!
(You can also see it larger on our YouTube channel.)
Started in March 2016, Marshy Point’s solar-powered camera offers a 24-7 view from the platform. Shortly after the camera was installed, an osprey pair built a nest on the site, laid eggs, and raised an osprey chick.
In late March 2017, another osprey pair made a nest and raised two osprey chicks.
In March 2018, an osprey pair returned, made a nest, and laid three eggs. One was later removed by the female. (Osprey are known to do that if the egg becomes unviable.) The other eggs hatched, and both osprey chicks fledged the nest in late July. The parents migrated separately to South America near the end of August. The juveniles hung around for another month or so.
An osprey pair returned in 2019 and built a nest. While there was a variety of activity on the platform—including a duck laying an egg in the nest—the osprey pair did not lay any eggs during the 2019 season.
In early 2020, we had some technical issues and replaced the camera along with the microphone. An osprey pair made a nest and laid three eggs by the end of April.
The camera is working well, but unfortunately the microphone stopped working. Nevertheless, we expect eggs to hatch around the end of May. Please keep an eye to see the newest Marshy Point members hatch and grow this year!
The Dundee Creek Osprey Cam was awarded the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs Volunteer Project of the Year for 2019. Special thanks to MPNCC volunteer ‘Osprey Dave’ Oshman for helping get this project off the ground and maintaining it through the years.