Osprey Cam On Kent Island, Maryland

There are many wildlife webcams all over the world to enjoy.  Osprey webcams included.  The most famous Osprey cam is probably of Lady of the Loche of Lowes in Scotland.  Her webcam is here.  Lady is approximately 26 years old (Osprey life span is 10-15 years), and her life has been documented for 22 years by the Scottish Wildlife since 1969.  She’s laid 64 eggs with four breeding partners, of which 48 survived and fledged.  It’s estimated she’s traveled 129,000 miles so far in her life!  Whoa!

For those of you local, we are lucky to experience an Osprey live-stream webcam right here in our area!  It was established this season on Kent Island and is sponsored by the Chesapeake Conservancy.  Go check out the antics and adventures of Tom and Audrey and their healthy three chicks!  Tom & Audrey’s webcam is HERE.  Or you can go to http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/osprey-cam.  It is pretty cool!

Just wanted to let you know!

I can’t post without a photo, here’s one of my favorite Osprey shots.

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Have a great weekend!

14 thoughts on “Osprey Cam On Kent Island, Maryland

  1. I was a little worried when the adult seemed to be focusing on the two furthest away then finally fed the smallest one. That is one busy parent! Thanks for sharing, Donna!

    • Unfortunately, the chicks quickly establish a pecking line, the largest/first born being the most aggressive and so on. When there’s 3 or more chicks, it can be difficult for a third, & especially a fourth born to survive. They know they are the smallest/weakest and will stay away from the feedings so the bigger chicks don’t peck at them, possibly injuring or killing them. Once the oldest chicks are full, they’ll back away & the parent will hopefully have some fish left for the little one(s) and that there’s good fishing in the area. For three fast-growing chicks, Dad needs to bring approx. 6-8 nice size fish for momma to feed them each day, in addition to the parents feeding themselves. They really are busy parents! We have excellent fishing grounds, so the siblings shouldn’t feel deprived & so aggressive, and the third chick should do well. 🙂 I have to always remind myself that these are raptors and their instinct to survive is very strong and so nature can seem to be a little cruel at times.

  2. That is the most awesome webcam!! Thanks so much for sending that message!! It is now one of my favorites!! 3 chicks WOW!! They are beautiful. Love the video of feeding time as well!!! 🙂

    • I’m so glad you checked out Tom, Audrey & their three chicks! 🙂 Nothing better than live-stream viewing; and this cam’s clarity is great, along with their blog. When we boated recently around Kent Island here and there, my eyes were always peeled for a camera attached atop an Osprey nest platform along the shoreline. They don’t give the exact location that I could find on the site, but that’s okay, if I see it, I won’t tell!

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