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Spence Grayson Bridge Nest
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Nest Location Description:
Nest is on top of a Osprey Nest Platform at the East end of the Spence Grayson Bridge between Whitemarsh and Wilmington Islands. Two adults have been seen on the nest as of around the date of 3/15/12.
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I have not seen the adult Ospreys by their nest in quite some time. Over the last couple of weeks, I have driven by the nest several days a week at various times of day, and I have not seen the adults anywhere. I'm not sure if the nest has been abandoned.
On Friday, 03/23/12, I stopped by to visit the nest at 9:00am. I observed and took photos (posted here) of one Osprey on the nest. I stayed for about 10 minutes. No other activity took place. I did drive by the nest again around 3:00pm, and again there was a single Osprey on the nest.
This morning, Wed., 03/28/12, I drove by the nest on my way out, and I saw 2 adult Ospreys sitting on the nest at 10:08am. Driving past it again about 15 minutes later, I only saw one Osprey on the nest.
Went to visit the nest this evening around 5:45pm. There were no ospreys on the nest at the time of my arrival. I waited for about 15 minutes. I walked around and found one Osprey sitting in a nearby tree. When my boyfriend walked around to get a better look at the Osprey, it may have been spooked off and then flew back to the nest, where it sat alone when we left the area another 15 minutes later at around 6:15pm. The other Osprey of the pair was not in sight.
Two adults have been seen on the nest as of around the date of 3/15/12. I moved to the area about 3 months ago, and the nest had been there since I was here, but with no activity until this past week. Some locals have said that an osprey had initially created the nest on a nearby telephone pole, and the telephone company had build a platform and moved the nest there instead.