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I can’t stop watching this Nest Osprey camera live in Falmouth on Cape Cod MA. It’s a pair of Ospreys keeping a close eye on what will hopefully include some new babies.
Personally, I’ve only seen one Osprey as I write 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 in the Waquoit Bay Estuarine National Research Reserve so you and I can watch via live stream. How cool to feel so close to wildlife that is usually impossible to see.
Director of the Waquoit Bay Estuarine National Research Reserve, Tonna-Marie Rogers, says everyone is so thrilled to give us a bird’s-eye view, literally, of an active pair of ospreys.
This will be the first time that we will be able to observe closely to learn more about the behavior of the birds. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of these raptors so closely linked to the estuary.
Rogers adds that the habitat for this beloved bird is the result of teamwork between The Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, who helped plan and locate the site for this unique nest camera, the reserve. National Estuarine Research Center of Waquoit Bay, which is a partner shelter, and Comcast, which it says has generously provided the equipment, facility, and broadband connectivity to power this viewing experience for you and me.
One of our goals as a non-profit community organization is to give the public the opportunity to enjoy and interact with nature and wildlife.
And I mean if you are 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, which is why Cape Cod is such a popular home for them.
Click here for the live stream.
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