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Nest Location Description:
On residential dock walkway of 5743 Poplar Lane in Tred Avon River north of Bellevue Park pier.
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2015 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
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7pm - Two adults perched in nearby trees.
4:30pm - Two adults perched in separate trees nearby. One of them called once when stepped into vicinity. No eggs present. Removed protective barrier from dock. Later on male chased out another osprey from territory.
6:30pm - One adult perched nearby. Found shell pieces of the last egg in nest. My barrier to protect nest from land predators is still in place. Adult no longer exhibiting warning call or protective behavior of nest.
5pm - Adult in nest and one in nearby tree. One egg destroyed in nest.
8pm - Adult seen at nest and another in nearby tree. A fifth egg has been lain, and the other still intact. Rearrange nest at each visit to help keep them from rolling away. Adults keep breaking away edge of nest?
6pm - After removal of platform and nest #4992, pair started creating nest on adjacent resident dock walkway. Adult observed at nest and another in nearby tree. Though 4 eggs have been lain, the poor construction of nest (and possible predator destruction) has lead to two eggs falling in water, one egg broken, and one undamaged. Residents haven't been seen this season. Constructed some fencing across walkway to help keep predators from nest.