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View Nesting Osprey Live at South Cape May Meadows»
The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey is live-streaming from an osprey nest in South Cape May Meadows. When I clicked on it yesterday, the male was just returning to the nest with some food for the female who was sitting on the eggs. Osprey pairs mate for life and both parents tend to the safety of the eggs. UPDATE 5/31: Two of the chicks have hatched and Mom was feeding them at 8 AM this morning (Eastern time) Update 8/5: Cam had been down for a few days, but it’s back. Looks like the chicks are all grown up, but there is still activity in the nest.
History of the South Cape May Meadows Preserve»
South Cape May Meadows sits on 200 acres of wetlands, adjacent to Cape May State Park, and is a sanctuary for migratory birds. The land was a Victorian-style settlement from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. A hurricane in 1944 washed most of the structures out to sea. Afterwards, the remaining Victorian homes were moved to the city of Cape May and the borough of South Cape May was dissolved. The Nature Conservancy has spent decades restoring the ecosystem and creating the birdwatchers’ haven.
Location: 692 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204
Designation: Nature Conservancy Preserve