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Hammonasset Beach State Park Osprey Camera Streaming Live

Menunkatuck Audubon Society installed solar-power system

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Menunkatuck Audubon Society have announced that video from one of the osprey platforms at Hammonasset Beach State Park is streaming online at Hammonasset Osprey Camera.
The solar-powered camera is installed on the osprey platform just west of the Meigs Point Nature Center and will be streaming the breeding behavior of ospreys including pair bonding and nest building through the rearing and fledging of the chicks.
Ospreys have been nesting on the platform every year since Menunkatuck installed it in 2012. This year the birds, which return to the nest they used the previous year, returned from their winter in South America on March 25 and 26.
The camera was made possible by author Ted Williams and a grant from the French Foundation, and with the cooperation of DEEP and the Meigs Point Nature Center.
For more information on ospreys visit Ospreys in Connecticut.
Menunkatuck Audubon Society is a local chapter of National Audubon Society serving the towns of West Haven, New Haven, East Haven, Branford, Guilford, and Madison. It operates three other nest cameras from New Haven and Guilford.
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