Osprey cam: Live stream, highlights, and more!

Welcome to Osprey cam brought to you by the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida.

The nest that you see is located on the top of the right field pole at Alfred A. McKethan Baseball Stadium, University of Florida. This nesting pair of ospreys have been coming to this stadium for a number of years. See the history of how the camera was placed on this pole.

If video image does not pop up - you can view live feed at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/florida/gainesville/osprey/?cam=uflorida_osprey

The osprey cam has been an adventure! Unfortunately the pair lost their eggs in April 2017 and it looks like they will not lay more eggs this season. We most likely will turn off the camera at the end of May, 2017. However, it has generated interest in ospreys and wildlife conservation in general, and we plan to turn the camera back on in February, 2018. To make this feasible, we are asking for donations to see this pair of ospreys return and raise a family! If interested, please make a gift to the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Excellence Fund here.

This is a wild osprey nest and anything can happen. While we hope that the osprey chicks will hatch and successfully fledge each season, things such as disease and predation can affect this osprey family.

Photos and Highlights

Second egg!

First egg!

Female osprey on the nest

Female on beam with fish; male is in the nest

Got it! Male osprey bringing in a fish

Questions for Wildlife Experts

Contact Dr. Mark Hostetler, phone: 352-846-0568, Email: hostetm@ufl.edu

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