South Cape May Meadows Osprey Cam RETURN!!

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View Nesting Osprey Live at SCM Preserve»

They’re back! The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey is once again live-streaming from an osprey nest in South Cape May Meadows. On April 1st, the Conservancy announced Hera and Zeus had returned and were building their nest. When I first published, there were no eggs. I am republishing because I fixed the link to the livestream. Still no eggs, but the couple seems to be using the nest as home base.

History of the South Cape May Meadows Preserve»

South Cape May Preserve 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 this birdwatchers’ haven.

Short clip announcing the osprey’s return!

Location: 692 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204

Designation: Nature Conservancy Preserve

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12 thoughts on “South Cape May Meadows Osprey Cam RETURN!!

  1. I spent some time in Sandpoint, ID and they had Osprey nests and some video cams as well. On my walks I would often hear their screeching or see them flying around. Nice post!

    1. Thanks! Looks like the pair didn’t successfully hatch any young this year, but it’s still nice to tune in when they’re hanging out. I saw one of them come back to the nest with a fish a few days ago.

  2. Dear Theresa,

    I took your advice and started touring the lighthouses of southern New Jersey. It does take some effort to get to these places as they are so out of the way. If you have not been to East Point Ligthouse that is some view. I am going to take the Lighthouse Challenge in the Fall too.

    I hope you are having a great summer.


    Justin Watrel, Blogger

      1. Dear Theresa,

        I found it interesting too and very picturesque. It really is nice when the gardens are in full bloom and also the wind is down. East Point is a very interesting lighthouse and the volunteers do a good job maintaining it.

        Have a good summer too!


        Justin Watrel, Blogger

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