Nest #7755

Nickname: Onset Broad Cove
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: At the end of Broad Cove on the edge of a cranberry bog.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Mass Audubon-South Coast
Latitude: 41.7511297774976
Longitude: -70.6501091343018
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by ospreychick
Adult arrival 04/02/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/04/2020
Egg laying 04/21/2020 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/03/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/07/2020 by ospreychick
Observed nest from my kayak. One bird in nest (chick?) that chirped when I beached my kayak nearby to remove spiders from boat. Just as I was paddling away he started chirping loudly and another bird flew into nest.

08/04/2020 by ospreychick
Empty nest today!! I put this date in as the date the chick fledged but it could have been a couple of days earlier. No birds were observed at the nest.

08/02/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest. Not sure if it was Nippie or the chick.

08/01/2020 by ospreychick
Today is day 59 for a chick that hatched on or around 6/3 to fledge. The chick was alone in nest, then Nippie flew in. They were chirping but I couldn't see anything nearby that they were chirping at. The chick should be fledging soon. He was stretching his wings today! Good sign!

07/29/2020 by ospreychick
Observed nest from my kayak. Nippie and the chick were in the nest. They chirped half heartedly at me when I pulled up but as I floated around, they started agitated chirping when an osprey interloper flew by. He circled the nest a couple of times then perched in a nearby tree. Keckie didn't come out to defend the nest so he must have been off fishing. Eventually, the interloper flew off.

07/27/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie and the chick in nest. I don't think the chick has fledged yet and I'm starting to wonder if Nippie flies! Seems like whenever I watch the nest they are just sitting there together and Keckie is flying in and out. Today, he flew in with a fish and the chick chirped excitedly.

07/24/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie and the chick in the nest. Chick is much more visible now without the bush.

07/22/2020 by ospreychick
I watched the nest from my kayak. Nippie and the chick were in the nest and when they started chirping at me, Keckie flew out of a nearby tree and into the nest. He stayed there til I started to paddle away, then he flew off. It was great to see all 3 in the nest!

07/21/2020 by ospreychick
The bush/weed that had been growing in the nest was completely gone! I had a clear view of Nippie and the chick. Keckie flew out of the trees, chirping at an interloper. He flew off after chasing it away.

07/16/2020 by ospreychick
3 birds in nest. Keckie left the nest to fish. He caught one, just by barely dipping below the surface.He was adjusting it in his talons and heading towards the nest, when another bird flew down and also caught a fish. Keckie switched directions and took the time to chirp at and chase away the interloper, before flying back to the nest. I guess he was hungry because he did NOT go to the nest and share the fish. He disappeared into a tree behind the nest to eat it himself (?) Nippie was quiet so maybe he had already fed his family. The chick looked small.

07/10/2020 by ospreychick
Hung out in my kayak near the nest for 10 minutes and definitely saw the chick. When i arrived at the nest, both adults were in the nest with the chick, but Keckie flew out and down into the trees near the nest. Nippie remained in the nest with the chick. There appears to be only and I don't think it has fledged yet. Definitely smaller than the stone bridge chicks.

07/05/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie on nest. I'm pretty sure I could see the chick also. An interloper flew near the nest and Keckie flew out of the trees to chase it away while Nippie chirped. Keckie flew away after the interloper.

07/02/2020 by ospreychick
As I approached in my kayak I could see 2 birds in nest - looked like an adult and a chick. The adult was chirping loudly at an interloping osprey flying by the nest. She stopped chirping at him as he flew away, then proceeded to chirp at me until I paddled away to satisfy her.

06/26/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest, chirping at me as I got too close in my kayak. It's still hard to catch sight of the chick but the birds are behaving like there are young in the nest.

06/25/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest, chirping at an interloper flying overhead.

06/23/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest. I think the large weed is making it really hard to see the chick.

06/19/2020 by ospreychick
I saw a chick for the first time today! One bird flew away from the nest just as I was arriving, leaving one adult in the nest. As I watched, I could tell she was feeding a chick and it was visible. Only one so far.

06/17/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest. Another bird flew in with a fish. They were both perched on the edge of the nest but still no sign of chicks. The huge weed that I was worried about seems to be dying (turning brown).

06/16/2020 by ospreychick
Nest was empty when I arrived then a bird flew in with a fish and proceeded to pull it apart. Feeding chicks? Couldn't see the chicks.

06/12/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest. No sign of chicks yet.

06/09/2020 by ospreychick
One bird sitting on edge of nest, chirping at another bird circling overhead. Eventually she left the nest to drive off the interloper who flew farther out over the cove but didn't leave until the crows chased it away. She came back to the nest.

06/07/2020 by ospreychick
One bird on pole in the cove. Flew down, came up with a fish but flew into the trees behind the nest instead of bringing the fish to the nest. The other adult was in the nest the whole time.

06/05/2020 by ospreychick
Both birds in nest. One flew out and returned with a fish. Both adults seemed to be picking at it. Neither one was in incubating position.

06/03/2020 by ospreychick
one bird in nest, not in incubating position. It appears hatching has started! There is a huge weed on the right side of the nest that keeps getting bigger. I'm afraid it's going to push the birds out of the nest. 6/3/2020

06/01/2020 by ospreychick
One bird in nest. I wasn't sure if she was in the incubating posture or not. Chicks are due to hatch this week or as early as this past weekend. I'm watching closely. Their nest gets deeper every year so it's hard to tell.

05/25/2020 by ospreychick
Saw both birds today. Nippie incubating, then Keckie flew up out of the trees to chirp at an interloper. He flew into nest after chasing it away, then flew off again.

05/21/2020 by ospreychick
5/20/2020 - one bird incubating and she wasn't disturbed when someone walked directly under the nest. Not even a chirp. I haven't seen the other bird for about a week now.

05/15/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie incubating. There is a large, green weed growing in the nest. I'm hoping it doesn't overtake the nest bowl so there's no room for the eggs.

05/12/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie incubating. She flew off nest, chirping at a person who was picking up trash under the nest. She eventually flew back, settling on eggs. Meanwhile, Keckie was flying over the cove fishing. When he was unsuccessful, he flew away.

05/08/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie incubating. No sign of Keckie. Their nest seems to be getting larger.

05/06/2020 by ospreychick
Both birds in nest. One flew down and brought up nesting material from the beach then it looked like he was spreading it around in the nest while the other bird was incubating. Then flew out and away.

05/04/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie incubating. She didn't chirp when someone drove a golf cart literally under the nest or when a turkey vulture was riding the wind currents in the vicinity of her nest.

04/29/2020 by ospreychick
Nippie in nest on the eggs. Keckie flew in, no fish, she stood up and they both stood in nest for a few minutes, then Nippie flew out & Keckie hunkered down on the eggs. Changing of the guard.

04/22/2020 by ospreychick
We have incubation! Keckie flew in with a fish for breakfast.

04/20/2020 by ospreychick
Both birds in nest. One flew out and came back with nesting material. Their nest has grown since their return. Eventually they both flew out and away in opposite directions. Still no eggs.

04/15/2020 by ospreychick
4/15 - One bird in nest. When it flew out over cove it was immediately harassed by a crow. The osprey chased the crow, and this went back & forth, until the other osprey showed up. One went back to the nest, the other continued the crow drama then perched in a nearby tree after the crow flew away. No eggs yet.

04/12/2020 by ospreychick
I've been observing this nest for 12 years so I named the birds. Niippie (F) and Keckie (M), is how I'll refer to them from now on. Nippie in nest, chirping nervously at anything that flew by, sea gull, crow...finally Keckie flew into nest, "empty-taloned". Nippie chirped excitedly to see him, and continued to chirp until he flew off again. Probably to find dinner! No eggs yet.

04/12/2020 by jzskins
Pair of osprey active. Female staying in nest while male hunts and keeps guard/

04/05/2020 by ospreychick
today I saw both birds for the first time. I felt like a voyeur because I saw osprey sex twice while I was watching the nest. The male flew down and brought up some nesting material. 2 other ospreys flew by and I noticed the pair didn't seem bothered by these birds like they are when they have the chicks in the nest.