Nest #388

Nickname: Ballpark Sports Bar
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Power pole overhead baseball field lighting fixture, quiet, isolated about .75 from large peat mining marsh mitigation site and series of shallow wetlands, .85 miles from river, and 1.6 miles from reservoir.
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Latitude: 44.36434
Longitude: -89.065352
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Bob Welch
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/16/2015 by Bob Welch
2015 production was 2 successfully fledged

11/16/2015 by Bob Welch
New nest built just prior to autumnal migration at the Waupaca Middle School baseball field about 1.25 miles directly South in a more developed, human altered environment

11/05/2014 by Bob Welch
Three young successfully fledged in 2014! Assisted in banding three other nests along Wolf River near New London, WI with fledging successes at all with production of 3, 3, and 2 per nest, Great YEAR!!

03/09/2012 by Bob Welch
This pair of ospreys have been searching for appropriately high platforms for several years and frequented several athletic field light posts which brought out some ire from managers and city officials. Through a generous donation from ATC for two 70 foot power poles, Wisconsin State Patrol for escorting the transportation of these from from Shawano area to Waupaca, and Wisconsin Public Service for the attachment of the platforms and erection of the poles within the Lakeman Baseball Field and Haberkorn Athletic Fields. Shortly after settling this 3 year decision by the school district officials and the City of Waupaca officials, the ospreys made the decision to make their nest at the Ball Park Sports Bar baseball field on shorter poles but a more isolated area with adequate water and local fish populations. With these available platforms and a new one to support the present nest at the Ball Park Sports Bar, additional osprey recruits will have more choices in the future.