Osprey cam: 2017 - 2018

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Osprey cam was stuck by lightning in April of 2018. Because of funding and logistics of maintaining the camera, we could not replace the camera and there will not be streaming of the osprey nest in the near future. We appreciate all the support and interest in the Osprey cam! We hope the two years of streaming gave folks an inside look to how these magnificent birds raise their chicks.

Below, we have left information about the Osprey family and some highlights from 2017 and 2018. We have an edit movie that shows the birds from 2017 to 2018.

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. The Osprey cam was operating during 2017 and 2018.

Cool facts about Ospreys.

Hello All: In 2018, the osprey family successfully raised a chick named FluffButt (FB)! FB was learning to fly and fish with its parents, when the camera went offline due to a lightning storm.

2018 Photos and Highlights

2017-18 movie of the nest

Mom feeding baby chick

Mom feeding FB

Dad bringing in fish for FB

Mom with FB

FB testing wings before flight

The osprey pair has three eggs!

Female and her two eggs

The osprey pair has two eggs!

Valentine's Day! Female waiting for fish from mate

Male (on the left) is "mantling" showing female that he is no threat

First egg for the osprey pair!

2017 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