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. At some point one egg disappeared - it was probably broken accidentally by the adults while incubating.
July 24 Update - On June 12 one egg hatched and the second never hatched and was eventually removed. The chick (Since named River) is growing rapidly (now 6 weeks old) and doing very well as
a spoiled only child! On July 24 Osprey Program Director Dave Rimmer banded River with an aluminum USFWS band on its right leg, which may be visible when River is standing. We
expect to see River beginning to fly in the next 2-3 weeks.
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.