Nest #5881

Nickname: Alfred Cove
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Within Alfred Cove Nature Reserve. Turn right off Burke Drive into the Attadale Reserve Car Park. Walk East away from the club house building to the far end of the car park. Nest is due south on man made platform. The flat nesting platform was replaced with a basket in early 2020 (see old and new nest in photos).
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Australia Osprey Watchers
Latitude: -32.025356
Longitude: 115.813603
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by gng1507
Adult arrival 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
Nest Activity Report by gng1507
Adult arrival 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

07/21/2020 by gng1507
Observed the second male (M2) fly into nest while M1 was away. M2 mated with the female and then returned to the low perch.

07/20/2020 by gng1507
First time I have seen both the male and the female in the nest together. There is a second male perching about 100 metres east of the nest.

04/05/2016 by gng1507
Unfortunately, this nest was abandoned by the Osprey pair several months ago. The pair still use it as a roost, but the amount of nesting material has diminished significantly and I haven't seen either bird sitting in the nest for several months.

08/15/2015 by gng1507
Beautiful sunny late winter's day. Female very briefly left the nest unattended, but was back within a couple of minutes. Male took over nesting duties when she left again. Day 25.

08/11/2015 by gng1507
11 August - both adults sitting. Observed female passing fish over to male. Day 21!

07/28/2015 by gng1507
Haven't seen the nest unattended in four visits to the nest in the last eight days. Observed male bringing large fish (minus head) to female, and then watched the male do the sitting duties while the female ate.

07/20/2015 by gng1507
Observed male and female Osprey exchanging places on the nest.