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Nest Location Description:
Active osprey nest near the Brookfield Energy Hydro Dam just off Rt. 48 by a small pull off area on the Oswego River in Oswego, NY
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Female deep down in nest, only top of head visible. No male in surrounding area. Can't see any hatchlings yet as the nest is deep and high. Hopefully soon will see little heads poking up above the nest.
Female in nest, male close by on fence at the Hydro Dam.
1:51PM-2:20PM Female on top of Pylon Transmission Tower, male is across the road in a tree on the Oswego Country Club Golf Course. Female begins to call as another Osprey flys overhead, male flys in from tree into the nest and female drops down to the nest, they copulate and male flys off NE down Oswego River, female remained in the nest. Male returned with nest material ( looked like seaweed or wet long grass).
Pair arrived at 9:00AM, after aerial display by male by 9:30AM the pair had copulated twice. Weather was 33 degrees with a light snow squall that moved in off Lake Ontario.
This has long been a yearly active nest. I have been observing this nest for the last 10 years. Each of those years they have fledged 2 to 3 chicks every year. I believe this was the first nest to appear in the City of Oswego on the Oswego River. I do have a photo of the first time I saw nest dating back to 2009, and ones from then up to 2018. I checked today but the nest was still empty but they usually return the first week in April.