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BirdCam Forum => Other Raptor Cams and Information => Topic started by: LORIDAVIS on January 08, 2020, 07:04:57 AM

Title: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Osprey Cam Cambridge, MD
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 08, 2020, 07:04:57 AM
Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Cambridge, MD Osprey Nest visitors today...  ;)
Cambridge, MD Osprey Nest 01 07 20 925am eagle pair eating & mating
https://youtu.be/AdwLOOIJ-H0 VIA TRUDI KRON

web site https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm.html

live cam https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/blackwater-refuge-osprey-live-cam?utm_source=hdontap.com&utm_medium=relatedcamscarousel

Nest Updates:
August 31, 2019:: A pair of ospreys did not use the nest in 2019. Based on the video, we believe a male osprey was defending the nest from other ospreys, but he did not nest there. We hope a pair will claim the nest in 2020. Ospreys return to the Refuge starting in March.

March 14, 2018: The Friends of Blackwater have operated a cam from this nest for 17 years and have seen over 45 eggs laid during that time. In 2018, we upgraded to streaming video and audio at the nest. The nest sits on a land-based pole with the nest box about 40 feet in the air. It is located along the Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. In front of the camera (the view you cannot see) is the Blackwater River, where the ospreys like to fish. The water you can see on the camera is an impoundment pond that sits beneath the nest, and Great blue herons will sometimes fish in the pond. When the ospreys migrate for the winter, other birds -- such as bald eagles, herons, and owls -- will perch on this nest, so we will leave the camera on throughout the year.