Nest #4072

Nickname: Nicole (Crosby Lane)
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Fourth year nest with nesting pair Deborah (Kerr) and Cary (Grant). Unknown number of eggs in progress!
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Cape Cod Osprey Watch
Latitude: 41.582025
Longitude: -70.51467
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Nicole
Adult arrival 04/27/2013 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/16/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/13/2014 by vharik
2 birds on nest. Property owners are delightful.

09/18/2013 by Nicole
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.

09/08/2013 by Nicole
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.

07/24/2013 by Nicole
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!

05/04/2013 by Nicole
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.