LIVE Osprey Nest Cam

  Welcome to Ava and Arthur's Live Nest Cam! The Osprey nest camera at Pleasant Hill Lake Park is located at the Swim    Beach/Marina area in Perrysville, Ohio, and was made possible through a grant from the Firelands Electric People’s            Fund in collaboration with the Firelands Electric Cooperative, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, The Greater Mohican Audubon Society and HD on Tap for hosting the video streaming and online support.

  (NOTICE: Our Osprey pair built the nest larger thus blocking the cam, the young are learning to fly and the parents are very protective, so we will not be able to correct the problem until they leave the nest on vacation to South America  Thank you for your understanding and patience)

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   NOTICE: This is a wild Osprey nest and anything can happen. While we hope that healthy Osprey chicks will end up fledging from the nest, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disasters can affect the Osprey family and may be difficult to watch. As hard as it may be to see anything happen to our Osprey, we will let nature take its course and will not intervene.

   We use infrared light for nighttime viewing. Infrared is not visible to the Ospreys or to humans, however, the video camera can capture the images.

   The Osprey camera GPS location:  N40.644067  W-82.341209

    See something interesting or have questions? Email us at with the date & time and brief comments.

Ospreys nest on many different types of man-made structures including buildings, cellular towers, boats, utility poles, and channel markers. Nests on utility poles can pose a significant risk to the adult and juvenile osprey.

Nests on utility structures with energized wires pose risk to osprey from:

  • Fire Hazard. Nest material may ignite from contact with energized wires. Nestling ospreys would be at risk.

  • Electrocution. Osprey can touch parts of the energized structure with their body (wings, feet, bill)  including when they excrete waste.  Juveniles are especially susceptible as they begin to fledge the nest.

By providing alternate nesting platforms like the ones at Pleasant Hill Lake Park by Firelands Electric Cooperative helps minimize electric outages from bird electrocutions. We are working closely with other wildlife organizations on managing bird nests on power poles in and around the Pleasant Hill Lake Park. Thank you to our Park Partners.



Park Plans & Developments

We issue alerts regarding imminent threats to health and safety, and updates that affect activities or property in and around the lake.