Nest #5788

Nickname: Stratford Comms Tower
Nest substrate: Communications Tower
Nest Location Description: Built on top of the new Town of Stratford Communications tower behind the Fire Department headquarters on Main St. The tower height is registered as 129.9 feet. As of 5/31/15 there are no eggs. Camera feed courtesy of local new station and may be interrupted for other uses. You may also have to be a local customer to view it.
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 41.1977609378441
Longitude: -73.1312894439697
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by KB1JHU
Adult arrival 05/01/2015 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 09/15/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human
2016 Nest Activity Report by KB1JHU
Adult arrival 04/11/2016 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/26/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human
2017 Nest Activity Report by KB1JHU
Adult arrival 03/27/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/27/2017 by KB1JHU
Pair spotted back at the tower site. Hoping they can rebuild the nest after the Fire Department had the old nest removed and added spikes & wires to the tower to try keep them away.

11/04/2016 by KB1JHU
Stratford FD hired contractor to remove nest again. They also added features to the tower to try keep them from rebuilding next year. This is the 3rd time a contractor has been hired to do this, at a cost of approximately $4000 of taxpayer money each time.

10/11/2016 by KB1JHU
Pair has left for the season, probably 2 weeks ago.

05/29/2016 by KB1JHU
Based on recent behavior, it's possible the pair has an egg. I have not yet been able to confirm this.

05/21/2016 by KB1JHU
The pair has managed to rebuild the nest pretty well considering the platform is gone. A large number of stick were always falling. The fire department made the problem worse for themselves!

04/27/2016 by KB1JHU
The pair has been trying to rebuild the nest but the contractor that removed the nest also removed the grates from the top of the tower leaving no platform. Hopefully the pair can engineer something and rebuild.

04/26/2016 by KB1JHU
Nest was once again removed by a contractor hired by the fire department. 2 adults occupied the nest and were exhibiting mating behavior.

04/22/2016 by KB1JHU
Observed 2 osprey perched on the antennas of the tower at 1230 this morning. Nest continues to get larger.

04/21/2016 by KB1JHU
First observed one adult at the site on 4/11/16. Have only observed one at any given time. Nest has been getting rebuilt.

10/27/2015 by KB1JHU
Nest has been removed from the tower by a contractor hired by the Stratford Fire Department. The birds had left at least a month ago for wintering grounds.