Nest #5916

Nickname: Wallace Softball Complex
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: The nest is located on a light pole in the SE corner of the softball fields in Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. As you're going from home plate to first base in field #5, the nest is SW of first base, outside the field #5 fence. It is possible to stand under the nest. The nest is easily viewed from the road into the softball complex, or from the field just south of the complex. Note: The satellite view does not accurately show the position of the nest.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Willamette University
Latitude: 44.9532313484612
Longitude: -123.043876695771
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival 04/10/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/25/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival 04/02/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/25/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival 04/02/2018 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival 03/28/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/29/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/27/2019 by Ryszard
One osprey observed at the nest

08/30/2018 by Ryszard
No chicks were seen on this nest during the 2018 season.

08/11/2018 by Ryszard
Adults have been seen on the nest all summer, but there has been no sign of any nestlings this year.

06/25/2018 by Ryszard
No sign of any nestling activity so far.

06/18/2018 by Ryszard
No sign of nestlings yet.

04/02/2018 by Ryszard
Two adults on the nest.

03/25/2018 by Ryszard
First sighting for 2018. One osprey on the nest this morning.

09/29/2017 by Ryszard
The last day a fledgling was observed on the nest was Sept. 25, 2017

09/23/2017 by Ryszard
One fledgling still hasn't left.

08/14/2017 by Ryszard
Today I observed all three young ospreys depart and/or return to the nest.

08/05/2017 by Ryszard
I suspect that all three chicks have fledged. However, I have only observed two leaving or returning to the nest. The third may have fledged, or may be hunkered down in the nest out of sight.

08/03/2017 by Ryszard
One fledgling seen returning to the nest from a nearby light pole. It is possible that all three have fledged, but only one was seen away from the nest. Stay tuned.

07/24/2017 by Ryszard
Three nestlings observed at Wallace Marine Park

07/18/2017 by Ryszard
Two chicks observed in the nest.

06/20/2017 by Ryszard
One chick observed being fed. There may be another chick in the nest

06/20/2017 by Ryszard
Two bald eagles and two other adult ospreys have been seen circling in the vicinity of the nest. I wonder if the ospreys are from the abandoned nest on Patterson Street.

04/09/2017 by Ryszard
Nest building continues, after surviving a day of high winds.

04/02/2017 by Ryszard
The second osprey has returned to Wallace Marine Park.

03/31/2017 by Ryszard
Nest building has begun.

03/26/2017 by Ryszard
One osprey seen on the light pole of nest #5916.

02/25/2017 by Ryszard
The nest was removed by city maintenance workers in October 2016.

09/16/2016 by Ryszard
Late summer. I haven't seen much activity on the nest for the last couple of weeks. They are still in the area, perching on light poles in and near the softball fields. I don't know for sure if they've started to migrate. I saw three a couple of days ago, and thought I heard the fourth, but I can't say for certain. I also don't know if they migrate as a group, in pairs, or individually.

08/10/2016 by Ryszard
The plastic sheet which I previously reported as gone is in fact still on the nest.

07/25/2016 by Ryszard
July 25, 2016 - Two fledglings observed perched away from the nest.

07/24/2016 by Ryszard
The large plastic sheet is gone.

07/13/2016 by Ryszard
Two nestlings photographed in the nest. There is a large plastic sheet, possibly a garbage bag, snagged on the east side of the nest.

07/13/2016 by Ryszard

07/11/2016 by Ryszard
Two nestlings observed in the nest.

07/02/2016 by Ryszard
Definitely one nestling visible in the nest. It appears to be fairly well developed, based on its wing flapping.

06/20/2016 by Ryszard
One nestling observed today.

05/05/2016 by Ryszard
Pretty good photos of two adults on the nest.

05/02/2016 by Ryszard
The nest photo added on 5/02/16 was taken from underneath the nest.

05/01/2016 by Ryszard
I believe there are eggs in the nest. Although I haven't been able to photograph the two adults in the nest at the same time, I have seen one fly into the nest, and the other will fly away, with the newly returned adult taking its turn sitting on the nest.

04/10/2016 by Ryszard
Two adults seen on the nest 4/10/16.

03/22/2016 by Ryszard
One osprey at the nest on 3/22/2016. They're back!

11/13/2015 by Ryszard
I started paying attention to this nest in the summer of 2015. Observations were made with a pair of binoculars and a single-lens reflex camera equipped with a a 300mm telephoto lens or 300mm lens with a 2x converter. There were two adults and three chicks in the nest. I'm pretty sure two of the chicks fledged, but maybe all three did. All the occupants of the nest had disappeared by the end of Ocotber 2015.