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SP Rookery area on Lake Mary
Nest Location Description:
Sea Pines Rookery on Lake Mary (where there are no birds). You kind of walk back and then there is a blind with step and a nice look out over the water. If you look left as you face the lake, the fishing pier is just across the water on your left. The Osprey nest is on the left far away about mid-tree line.
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2018 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
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Jim G reports: Both have left the nest. They probably fledged in early August.
Jim Reports: #7143 10:03am - 10:23am 10:03am Both chicks are in the nest. No adults present. 10:07am One chick stands and engages in some vigorous wing flapping. 10:11am For the next 11 minutes, both chicks call frequently and scan the sky. 10:23am Both chicks settle in the nest.
all 2018 photos and observations by Jim G.
observer reports: #7143 03:08pm - 03:31pm 03:08pm Female is shading both chicks. 03:13pm One chick stands and moves around the nest. 03:31pm Standing chick returns to shade of mother’s wings.
observer reports: #7143 05:37pm - 06:04pm 05:37pm Adult(facing away) was feeding chick. 06:01pm Adult stopped feeding.
report: 7143 03:12pm - 03:52pm 03:12pm Male standing in nest preening. 03:17pm Male left nest. 03:34pm Female returned to nest with fish, stood on edge of nest and ate the fish. 03:56pm Observation terminated
observer reports: 7143 04:14pm - 04:46pm 04:14pm Female sitting low in nest 04:17pm Male sitting in small tree on Rookery Isl. 04:27pm Female left nest. Male circling over Rookery Isl. 04:31pm Female and male circling over water. 04:34pm Female returned to nest and settled low. 04:38pm Two males interacting over water (territorial dispute?). 04:40pm Male fishing near nest. 04:46pm Observation terminated.
observer reports: 7143 04:49pm - 05:33pm 04:49pm Adult did not move for the entire observation period. 05:33pm Observation terminated.
observer reports: #7143 02:22pm - 02:54pm 02:22pm One adult on nest - seems to be incubating. 02:54pm Adult hasn’t moved except for a little head movement and panting. based on these observations, we will assume that incubation may have started about May 1