Rare Live Cam: Watch This Mom and Dad Osprey Guard Their Nest on Cape Cod
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I cannot stop watching this live Osprey Nest Cam in Falmouth on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It's a pair of Ospreys keeping close watch over what will hopefully include new babies.
I personally have only seen one Osprey as I was writing this, but who knows what will happen every minute with this live stream.
According to Friend's of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge this live nest camera is up at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve so you and I can watch via a live stream. How cool is that, feeling this close to wildlife that's usually impossible to view.
Director of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tonna-Marie Rogers, says everyone is so thrilled to give us a birds eye view, literally, of an active pair of Osprey.
This will be the first time we will be able to get an up-close look to learn more about the behavior of the birds. This is a great opportunity to educate people about these raptors with such strong ties to the estuary.
Rogers adds that this beloved bird’s habitat is the result of a teamwork between The Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, which helped plan and locate the site for this unique nest cam, the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve which is a refuge partner, and Comcast, which she says generously provided the equipment, installation and broadband connectivity to power this viewing experience for you and I.
One of our goals as a community-based nonprofit is to give the public opportunities to enjoy and interact with nature and wildlife.
And I mean if you're a bird enthusiast, researcher, educator, wildlife lover, this live stream is especially beneficial.
According to the Friends of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, Ospreys are known as “fish hawks” due to their 99% fish diet, so that's why Cape Cod is such a popular home for them.