OSPREYCAM SHUTDOWN FOR 2019 AS OF SEPTEMBER 5. IT WILL BE RESTARTED IN MARCH 2020.
Greenbelt's OspreyCam is located in Gloucester, MA on Greenbelt salt marsh near LobstaLand Restaurant. The resident Osprey are Annie and Squam, who are currently raising one chick.
History: In 2017 a pair of young Osprey took up residence on the LobstaLand platform in July/August and made a small nest. In 2018 they returned in April, stayed until
August and built a large nest but never laid eggs. We call this a "house-keeping pair"- almost always a young pair learning the ropes.
In 2019, the pair returned in April to the nest and produced a clutch of 3 eggs, all under the watchful eye of the newly installed webcam. They adults were named Annie and
Squam. They hatched one egg, and eventually fledged this one chick - named River. River was banded before he fledged. He left the nest for good in late summer.
2020 - we will be installing the webcam soon and are anxiously awaiting the return of Annie and Squam.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.