Nest #4736

Nickname: MacDonald Beach
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Nest located off a busy road close to CFB Shearwater. Another example of a nest being relocated from a power line pole to an artificial platform.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Nova Scotia Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 44.637803450864
Longitude: -63.4876462339302
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by OspreyEyes
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/26/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/22/2014 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/22/2014 by OspreyEyes
Two chicks observed on the nest with the female while the male was perched nearby. Met a gentleman who visits the site regularly and he had observed on 2 different occasions a mouse being brought to the nest. Though highly unusual this would represent the 1% of the ospreys' diet. Too bad he did not have his camera at the time but promises to send me pics of any other interesting activity. Thank you, John!

06/01/2014 by OspreyEyes
Shortly after arriving at the site, the female flew into the nest ending the male's turn at incubating.

05/10/2014 by OspreyEyes
Found the male perched on an adjacent pole eating a fish, eventually delivering it to his mate who subsequently flew off with it to the same perch.

04/26/2014 by OspreyEyes
Female appears to be incubating.

04/22/2014 by OspreyEyes
Arrived to find female in residence fish chirping.

03/29/2014 by OspreyEyes
This nest failed in 2013. There were signs of bonding in April but returning to the site a month later, there was grass growing on the nest and no sign of the pair.