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Eighth St Landstrip
Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
tall platform placed fall 2019 on Nat'l Guard Land Strip to relocate osprey pair that had nuisance nested on homeowners roofs past 4 seasons
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First chick fledging
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juvie still coming and going sporadically, smart juvie is studying close to home, like going to a community college before blasting off for the big world of university
juvenile was back on the nest sometime late last evening or this morning, was crying for fish for a short time then flew south, it possibly just returned from a few days excursion to parts unknown so that they might be known on its return in 2022!
ad male on snag
last day to see ad m and remaining juvie
ad m eating a fish on one of his fave guard snag trees this afternoon
one juvenile with a fish in tree today, cant be sure if the juvie caught it or papa brought it
ad male on favorite dining snag today
one fledgling on nest, with 2 fledglings and adult on far snag, both homes directly infront of the nesting platform are now occupied so the ospreys will likely spend less time on the nest
This nest has been a great success story, first season after relocation of a nuisance nesting pair. first chick fledged on the 23rd, second on the 25th and the third this morning! this nesting pair has even been in the paper. very thrilled with this project.
both adults on nest this evening at 5:30 pm, hot humid sunny evening, clearly saw all 3 chicks, temp 82, SE wind at 9 mph, chicks all look similar size
3 chicks observed at morning feeing time
adult male on nearby snag calling to flybys, he is rt leg banded! female deep in the nest
incubation behavior observed today. this is such great news for a project I never thought we could complete.
female on platform corner board today at 5 pm, did not see mate, nest material looks nice and ready for eggs!
this pair was needing a safe nesting platform for the past 4 years but I didnt think that the only available location, on a land strip across from the homes, could be safe or allowed because its owned by Natl Guard. But they approached me through Tristate Bird Rescue and De center for the inland Bays and my Team Osprey, all volunteers, went to work and placed a tall platform just about 100 ft from the roof. The ospreys arrived 3-20-20 and quickly fell in love with their new home. Fingers crossed for young this year.