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Nest Location Description:
This nest apparently failed - the reason is unknown. Immediately after the pair showed up there was a lot of fishing activity close to and around the nest, and although the birds built a nest, and began to sit on it some, they never appeared to lay, or
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2012 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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11 April 2012 - birds are very attentive to the nest and are more settled, even when working boats are nearby. At least 1 adult bird remains on nest most of the time - speculate that they have laid at least 1 egg.
26 Mar 2012 - finally, birds are beginning some nest building and sitting on nest. The clamming boat(s) that have been heavily working the area very close to the nest for the past week have moved off a bit. That may have been what was disturbing them.
22 Mar 2012 - birds only land on nest and stay for very brief times (2 to 6 minutes). There doesn't appear to be any nest building activity, despite breeding behavior seen on 18 Mar 2012. (Could there be something wrong with the platform - loose, bee or wasp nests, other problems?)
Breeding activity 18 Mar 2012. No birds seen on 19 Mar 2012.
01 March 2012 - no activity yet