Nest #6747

Nickname: Murlark
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: The nest is located atop a single-wire utility pole that may have begun life as an osprey platform. The pole is located at the intersection of 2nd St. NW and Murlark Ave NW. There is a metal tag on the pole which reads "Salem Electric 2104(?)1." The ? represents a character which may be a 1.
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Latitude: 44.94423708667
Longitude: -123.052516804853
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Ryszard
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/03/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/31/2017 by Ryszard
One of the fledglings brought a fish back to the nest.

07/30/2017 by Ryszard
All the nestlings have fledged.

07/25/2017 by Ryszard
One, possibly two of the nestlings have fledged.

07/18/2017 by Ryszard
While I was taking these photos there appeared to be one adult on the nest with the two chicks, and one adult perched on a light pole across the street, seen in this photo. I have previously reported that 2 chicks have been observed at this nest. Shortly after the above photos were taken, a fourth head appeared in the nest. So who is the adult perched across the street? I may have missed a third chick. Another possibility is it's one of the Patterson St. NW ospreys, who did not have any chicks this year.

06/29/2017 by Ryszard
Thee adult ospreys seen circling in the vicinity of the nest.

06/20/2017 by Ryszard
Two chicks observed in the nest.