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Nicole (Crosby Lane)
Nest Location Description:
Fourth year nest with nesting pair Deborah (Kerr) and Cary (Grant). Unknown number of eggs in progress!
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2013 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
Photos of this nest
2 birds on nest. Property owners are delightful.
The solitary chick headed out on 9/16/2013. These last days have been punctuated by occasional visits by other (presumably juvenile) osprey,often with the strange bird landing in the nest. There was no hostile behavior observed, and the birds seemed to interact away from the nest to a certain degree. We can only look forward to the end of April, when we hope our osprey return once more.
It's getting cooler, but the chick is still here, perfecting flying and fishing skills. There are other birds in the area, but both parents have long since departed. The chick spends some time on the nest, but appears to have developed favorite spots in the surrounding trees. Waking up to its noisy announcements has been a daily routine; I'll miss the excitement.
Looked out today and saw the sole chick in the water, doing the breast stroke! There were some anxious moments, but the chick finally appeared back on the nest, very bedraggled and chastened. Later on, I spotted the chick on top (NOT a branch, the top) of a dead tree not far from the nest. The parents did fly-overs to encourage the chick to fly, but it sat there for several hours. When I looked a while ago, it had apparently glided to another tree, but this time a branch. It's still sitting there, working up the strength and/or courage to "wing it". Hope this chick eventually hones its flying skills!
Two years of disaster and drama followed by a successful hatch last year of three chicks. The adults took possession on April 2, 2013. Eggs are now being incubated, but how many will remain unknown until the hatch.