Nest #1412

Nickname: Brunner Island
Nest substrate: High Voltage Transmission Tower
Nest Location Description: Large stick nest at top of tower. First observed March 31. Apparent nest failure observed in mid-May after major storm activity dislodged nest from structure.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Pennsylvania Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 40.0831824536408
Longitude: -76.6841166830063
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival 04/06/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by PA Dave
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/13/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival 04/25/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/21/2015 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/25/2015 by Westwindschild
After hearing earlier that there were no signs of activity at this nest, I was surprised to observe 2 osprey working on the nest when I was there for a nature walk . Unable to return since then, but have had a 3rd party report that there are chicks in the nest as of this weekend (06/21/2015)

06/07/2014 by PA Dave
Briefly checked the site this morning. I saw no Osprey at the nest.

07/13/2013 by PA Dave
Observed the nest with spotting scope outside the locked fence to the public fishing area. One young Osprey was in the nest and was being fed by its parent while I was there.

06/15/2013 by PA Dave
After observing the nest for 90 minutes today, I am beginning to suspect the nesting was unsuccessful this year.

06/09/2013 by PA Dave
Visited the nest this afternoon. No change from Monday. Osprey still incubating.

06/03/2013 by PA Dave
As I was observing the nest, a couple stopped their car and the man in the vehicle said the nest had two young, which had fledged. He was confused. He thought these were immature Bald Eagles. I had to explain several times that the Ospreys at this nest are still incubating eggs.

06/03/2013 by PA Dave
This was my first stop this afternoon. Osprey on nest still in incubation posture. Its mate was present as well.

05/05/2013 by PA Dave
Checked the nest today with my spotting scope. Incubation is underway here as well!

04/15/2013 by Westwindschild
I visited the nest on April 11, 2013. Both ospreys were present, but clearly not incubating.

04/13/2013 by PA Dave
I checked the nest on 13 April. It does not yet appear that the Osprey pair have produced eggs.

04/10/2013 by PA Dave
By the way, this nest produced three Ospreys in 2012

04/10/2013 by PA Dave
I visited the southern Brunner Island nest on 6 April 2013. When I arrived at 1240, I saw a pair of Osprey circling above the nest. When I returned about 1310, I saw both birds briefly on the nest for a short time. It did not appear that incubation had begun. During the next 15 minutes, the birds left the nest and made three trips back to the nest carrying sticks.