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Nest Location Description:
Located in marsh at end of Bayside Rd East shore of the oyster river
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2020 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
Photos of this nest
Bald Eagle visiting today.
The last week has been entertaining, The three stooges are flying now and trying to catch fish. They still seem to be sticking together in the evening. Not sure if all three are independent yet.
All three chicks seem to be active. One seems larger than the other two. I observed that both parents were out of the nest for a short time today.
Great news! I have been observing for weeks trying to get a chick count... I have finally verified definitely 3 chicks, however there may be 4 stay tuned.
There appears to be a chick in the nest, but unable to make a visual confirmation.
Occasionally adding material to the nest.
Birds appear to be roosting on nest full time.
A pair have arrived, I have observed them gathering nesting material. One is usually in the center of the nest.
A pair of ospreys are checking out the new platform. Until today only solo bird, being chased by pair from Barton Ave nest.
Observed a lone osprey in the nest, however the birds on the platform across the river are chasing it away. Optimistically they will work it as they did last year.
Occasional visitors but no occupants yet.
This nest was initially installed in 1999. The nest was unused until the last two or three years. Last season a pair had two chicks. Unfortunately during January 2020 a storm destroyed the platform. The platform was replaced by a new platform in early March 2020. I observed a pair of ospreys that arrived in the area on 03/22/20. Today there is a lone osprey on the new platform.