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Communication Tower, Bainbridge Point
Nest Location Description:
In a communication tower, likely a cell phone tower, and not even 1/4 mi. from Nest #5335 near the Amber Lantern Restaurant
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2018 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
Photos of this nest
Observed nest. Was in area for about 1/2 hour. There doesn't appear to be any activity here. Possible nest failure.
Observed nest briefly. There's a large nest here with usual flotsam and jetsam. I assume female is in nest and on eggs.
Something is going on here. I observed all of this from a distance, but 1 adult entered and exited the tower a number of times. Will continue to monitor.
Juveniles have fledged. Nothing in nest. Several juveniles in nearby trees, vocalizing, and flying around. Though channel marker nest is nearby, these were most likely associated with the communication tower nest. See photo, captured today, of young Osprey in flight (3/8).
Observed in am. Both juvs. in nest and vocalizing. A lot! Today's photo is 6/7.
No sign of chicks in nest. Observed an adult fly into the tower a little later. I assume both chicks have fledged.
Saw/heard both chicks in nest. Much testing of wings.
Observed juvenile and adult in nest. Doubt chicks have fledged.
Observed both chicks in nest. Chicks are big and one was doing a lot of flapping. It won't be long!
Call DGIF 757-818-4527
There are TWO chicks in the nest! The adult female was on the rim and the adult male was nearby on the tower. Oddly enough, there's a crow's nest just above the Osprey nest. Go figure. The dead adult Bald Eagle is no longer in the place that it was. Either removed by human hands or by a vulture perhaps?
Visited briefly. I took some photos. I examined photos more closely this am (6/23) and discovered a chick in the nest! That stands to reason as the female was on the rim. The chick is to her right. Unfortunately I also discovered what appears to be an electrocuted adult Bald Eagle nearby and to the left of the nest. Please see photo.
I'd just finished observing Nest #5335 when I saw several crows harassing an Osprey near the nearby the tower, (and observed the Osprey harassing the crows right back). Then to my surprise I discovered this nest lodged in the tower. I had no idea a nest was there. Boy, is it big! It's interesting that it's so close to the other nest. Both nest are maybe 1/10 mi. apart. There are two Ospreys on the nest and I'm willing to bet there are hatchlings on the nest as well.