LIVE WEBCAM - URBAN OSPREYS IN NEW YORK

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  • Location: Patchogue, Long Island, New York, United States
  • Source: PSEG Long Island - Osprey Project
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing an osprey nest in Patchogue, New York. Patchogue is a village on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States.

More info: This osprey nest is one of two dozen which have been safely relocated by line workers of PSEG power company. Since the resurgence of the osprey population, PSEG Long Island and its dedicated team have identified best practices for when to move a nest, and when to create alternative safer nests for the ospreys. The birds frequently place nests on the top of utility poles, which is not best for them or the electric service. When necessary the nests are moved to ensure they are out of harm’s way from high voltage systems and especially built platforms are used for the new nests.

In New York, there are two main breeding populations, one on Long Island and the other in the Adirondack Mountains. Within its range, the osprey prefers to make its home along the coastline, and on lakes and rivers.

The osprey is probably the longest studied and monitored raptor in New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) monitors the status and productivity of the majority of New York's osprey population. Each year, both ground and aerial surveys are conducted to document osprey nests in the state.

Ospreys are typically in New York State from April to September. Some migrate to South America for the winter.