We have shutdown the webcam at the Cox Resevation in Essex, MA. We haven't seen Ethel or any Osprey on the platform for weeks. We will start it up again in March 2016 and hope Ethel returns with a new mate, ready to start a family again!
Around the region the Osprey numbers are dropping fast as birds start to migrate south but some of the fledglings are still hanging around their nests based on a couple of reports that came in today from volunteer nest monitors.
I had an amazing experience last week going to the Westport River in southeastern MA to see one of the most densely populated areas for Osprey anywhere....80 pairs all within 3-4 miles of each other. Incredible. Twice as many pairs as we have nesting on 30-40 miles of coastline.
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.