Nest #7749

Nickname: Hamilton1
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: On causeway to Hamilton Beach, Pilgrim Avenue, Wareham, MA (Platform put in place after electric company knocked down older nesting site on pole across the street.)
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Mass Audubon-South Coast
Latitude: 41.7434475099353
Longitude: -70.7134837719361
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by Dascas241
Adult arrival 03/29/2020 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/18/2020 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/22/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/25/2020 by Dascas241
Saw the most amazing activity today, The Osprey were defending nest from a Bald Eagle! initially only 1 was diving at Eagle with Eagle flipping over in flight and stretching talons to try and injure Osprey then 2nd Osprey left nest and joined in. Finally the Eagle landed in nearby tree, then 2 Osprey started after a 3rd Osprey that was trying to fish in water near nest. Amazing to watch, both Eagle and 3rd Osprey finally left and 1 Osprey resumed sitting on eggs and the other took up his/her spot in nearby trees. Do Eagles raid Osprey nests or was it trying to fish??

04/20/2020 by Dascas241
Have observed osprey sitting very low in nest the past 3 days (barely visible) so we are assuming she is sitting on eggs.

04/10/2020 by Dascas241
Nest is active and birds observed coming and going from nest.

04/05/2020 by Dascas241
2 adults in nest last night. As we approached nest 1 adult flew out leading us away from nest. Possible sign of egg laying?

03/29/2020 by Dascas241
Saw/heard pair of osprey flying over water next to our house this morning! Early Afternoon went to check the 3 nests nearby and found the pair occupying Hamilton1! The nest itself is in very good shape.