Nest #4662

Nickname: Ritchey
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Pretty sure this is a first year nest (2013) built last year. Not sure whether they were successful or not, discovered this nest after the ospreys had left. 8-19-18 I checked on this nest over the past weekend. Upon first inspection the nest looked abandoned as parts of the nest were dangling from the power line. There was visible bird waste all over the ground below the nest as well as a bulk of the sticks used to build the nest. After a closer look there was the carcass of a fledgling Osprey among the pieces of the nest on the ground. It looked like the nest was destroyed from the top down not blown over from the wind. As is if something destroyed the nest and threw half of it on the ground below. The carcass looked like it had been exposed for sometime. back feathers and the ribs as well as part of the bare wings remain, - Pandion21
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Monitoring Groups: Ospreys in Northwest Oregon
Latitude: 45.5166809454876
Longitude: -123.131777644158
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by TheCottonwood
Adult arrival 03/30/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/10/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/10/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

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