Nest #6225

Nickname: Falmouth
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Stick nest on power line tower in Susquehanna River, at Falmouth Boat Access. Brand new nest - replacement for nest at York Haven Power Plant, which was taken over by a pair of peregrine falcons.
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Monitoring Groups: Pennsylvania Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 40.117587
Longitude: -76.70819
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival 04/02/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/09/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/10/2016 by Westwindschild
Observed nest from opposite side of the River. Female appears to be in incubation position. Did not move from the nest in over two hours. Male was observed flying, did not see him approach the nest.

04/14/2016 by PA Dave
I arrived at Falmouth Access at 0821 on 14 April 2016. Within five minutes, an Osprey appeared, flying quite low over the parking lot. I later observed an Osprey carrying nesting material. While walking along the river bank, I saw an Osprey on this nest. There was no apparent activity on the nest on the York Haven Power Plant.

04/06/2016 by Westwindschild
Osprey returned to York Haven Power Plant in York County around 4/1/16, to discover their nest had been taken over by a pair of peregrine falcons. The falcons successfully defended their claim to the nest, so the osprey moved across the River to the Falmouth side to build a new nest on a power line tower near the East shore of the Susquehanna River. As of 4/6/16, the nest is still very small. It will take several days at least before it is large enough to start nesting. I observed the pair between 11:45 AM and 12;10 PM. The male was on the tower when I arrived, holding and eating a large fish. The female was working on the nest. During the time I observed, she selected and placed about 5 or 6 sticks on the nest, one or two of which immediately fell to the base of the tower. The male eventually flew off with most of his fish intact, while the female continued to work on the nest.