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 early 2018, we made some improvements to our camera feed and installed a new microphone for better sound. That March, 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.
We are looking forward to the 2020 nesting season—hopefully an osprey pair will nest and we will see some chicks!