VIMS OspreyCam

Enjoy a live view of our "fish hawks"

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Thanks to all who expressed their concern about the fledgling osprey with monofilament fishing line wrapped around its wing. We retrieved the bird from the nest and transported it to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, but its injury was so severe that the bird had to be euthanized. Read more.

Watch real-time images of an osprey family during their annual nesting and breeding season on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. The images—brought to you by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science—come from a nesting platform in the waters of York River immediately in front of  VIMS' campus in Gloucester Point, Virginia. The nest site protects the resident ospreys from predators and gives them easy access to nearby York River fishing grounds.

NOTE: Our feed currently incorporates no audio, due to both technical challenges and to protect the privacy of those on our working pier. If the feed is dark, it is nighttime in the U.S. Eastern time zone (UTC -5) where the VIMS OspreyCam operates.