Nest #7368

Nickname: Cherry Lane Bridge
Nest substrate: Steel truss bridge
Nest Location Description: The nest is built on the top chord and lateral bracing of a Pennsylvania type through truss bridge over the Clearwater River at Cherry Lane.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 46.515653
Longitude: -116.680948
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by fmiser
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/02/2018 by fmiser
While most of my efforts while traveling are in documenting historic bridges, I also am fond of raptors. I stopped at this bridge to update the info and photos as documented at and much to my delight I found a raptor nest! I am not at all experienced in observing osprey, but it appeared to me this was not the first season there was a nest here, but bridge photos taken in 2012 show no nest. There were at least three birds in the nest. Because they didn't fly, made a lot of noise, and how they behaved I'm guessing they were youngsters. They looked like they had flight feathers and could soon be flying. There were at least 3, maybe 4 osprey flying around near the bridge. I don't know if they were the parents, siblings, or unrelated to the young in the nest. None of them visited the nest while I was on the bridge. I got pictures of the nest and of the bridge - but it is a very long way from the area I usually travel, so I doubt I'll get to update this nest.