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Nest Location Description:
Snag on west side of Fresh Pond. Viewable from Watermark Community kayak launch
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First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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some activity, one osprey presenting a fish, doing the fish dance, but I do not see where a new nest might be in this dense wooded area
no new snag nest built this year, at least not one I could see and I did not hear any ospreys in that area
I have brought my scope to view this nest site a few times and the nest appears to be falling down the snag. The nest has definitely failed and there are about 3-4 osprey hanging out in the snags around the nest. I have seen eagles in this area and I believe there are owls also.
To be honest I have not checked this nest regularly. I have to either hike into a tick infested area of Fresh Pond State Park or drive into a community and walk back a kayak ramp in order to see activity. I often hear this pair on my other walks though so I know the nest is active but will not assume this date is anywhere close to the actual incubation date.
The nest looks a bit disheveled, possibly falling down. The pair is still on the nest but I can not confirm incubating at this time.
This nest looks like it is falling apart a bit. I don't see a bird in the nest but there may be one. I see one perched in a nearby tree.
This is the second year for this snag nest tucked into a very secluded area of Fresh Pond. Bald eagles occasionally sit in the trees next to the nest so this pair may have a challenging season. So far they are enjoying their privacy.