Nest #7848

Nickname: Long Neck
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Long Neck Cemetery, Point Independence, MA
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Mass Audubon-South Coast
Latitude: 41.74582
Longitude: -70.635758
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by scm
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/18/2020 by scm
Female sitting low in nest. Male arrives and perches on branch above nest. (He may have brought food but I didn't actually see.) After a half hour, the female shows some interest in something in the nest and then begins feeding. After some time she moves aside. The male comes down from perch to eat, feeding from the same area of the nest. After 7 minutes, the male flies away. Female relocates to sit low in nest. Fifteen minutes later, two other osprey soaring high in the same area. One carrying what appears to be nesting material.

05/10/2020 by scm
Today one osprey barely visible in nest. Another osprey arrived joining the one in nest. After some fluttering around and excitement, one osprey left the nest with some food in mouth, transferred it to foot/feet mid-flight. Landed in tree by cemetery road and proceeded to eat.

05/10/2020 by scm
A week ago, an osprey was perched above the nest. After some time, another arrived, appearing to navigate among branches to enter the nest which is located maybe 8-10 feet down from the top of the tree. After a third approach, it landed on nest. Stood on nest for some time, appeared unsettled at first, but later settled down. After 5 - 10 minutes, a third osprey approached. The osprey which had been perched in the upper part of the tree flew away, following (or chasing?) this third osprey. The one in the nest stayed put. After some time one osprey (returned?), joined the one in the nest. Possibly mating.