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Kingsmill Cell Tower at Soccer Field
Nest Location Description:
Seen from Maintenance Parking Lot off of Mounts Bay/Frances Thacker
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2020 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
Photos of this nest
The third fledgling is still staying fairly close to home when it goes out for practice flights.
Meals are still being eaten on the nest by the 3rd chick. Not ready to go fishing yet. Mom watches from the neighboring tower.
The third chick has fledged! What strength and courage to get airborne at such a height!!
Two chicks have fledged! One left who really wants to join the family for a fishing lesson!
One of the chicks has fledged! It was sitting with parent in 2nd cell tower to the right of the nest cell tower in the pouring rain! Two more chicks on the nest. One is pumping like crazy trying to get airborne. With the heavy rain, it settled back down.
Saw male and female on nest this morning! Male left nest several times to fetch additional nest materials.
Saw male (clean white front) flying in circular pattern over nest site this afternoon calling as he flew. Another osprey was also flying nearby in a circular pattern. It left the area after 5 minutes. Went back at 6:00 pm and male(?) was on nest.