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Osprey Cam Notes:  This camera is located above and adjacent to an osprey nest platform that was erected during the Spring of 2014 by Public Works personnel and volunteers.  It is located generally due north of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail and is powered by a solar array.   Have patience -- the length of time before an image is displayed below is affected by many factors including, but not limited to, your Internet connection, viewing device, and the number of simultaneous viewers.  Specific location details are offered below the list of suggested reference websites for osprey biology, life history, migration patterns etc.  

Live Video from Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Osprey Camera

UPDATE:  It was announced at the July 22, 2016 Town Council Meeting that the osprey camera was hit by lightning during a June storm.  Because the young ospreys have reached fledging status (ability to take flight), a decision was made not to disturb the nest area to replace the camera.  Young birds face many challenges when they leave the nest -- early flights and landings being high on the list -- and we don't want to be the cause of premature flight activity.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey - Chesapeake Bay Program

All About Ospreys

Osprey Watch - Center for Conservation Biology

Osprey - National Wildlife Federation

About Ospreys - Virginia Institute of Marine Science

USFWS Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Osprey Facts - US Fish & Wildlife Service

This Osprey Nest Platform is located at 3841'21.1"N 7632'28.8"W near the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail within the Town of Chesapeake Beach (MD) in Calvert County.  The Trail for the mort part runs parallel to Fishing Creek about 1/2 mile upstream from the Creek mouth where it enters Chesapeake Bay proper.

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