Nest #818

Nickname: Work nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest is located in the Provo Water Reclamation Plant in East Bay. There are several ponds located in the neighborhood that the osprey love to go catch carp in.
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Latitude: 40.2126874012739
Longitude: -111.64946313858
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Amber K
Adult arrival 03/30/2012 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/17/2012 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2012 Nest failure 08/01/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure She was incubating. I kept waiting to see babies. After a point it became clear there were no babies. Parents made a second mating attempt and built a second nest on a telephone pole.
2013 Nest Activity Report by Amber K
Adult arrival 04/02/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/25/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/10/2013 by Amber K
We have babies for sure! I spotted two tiny heads popping up today during a feeding. I suspect a third may be in there, as it looked like a third was being fed low in the nest while the other two sat up and looked around. It's fun to see the babies after the disappointing nest failure they had last year. It was quite a hot day today with temperatures nearing 100 F. Mamma was doing a good job of shielding the little ones with her wings spread out, blocking them from the sun's rays.

05/30/2013 by Amber K
I feel certain there is a baby in the nest now. The timing is right, and I have seen the mother stay low in the nest while she keeps putting her head down, perhaps to nuzzle a little one? Yesterday a third osprey showed up at the nest site soaring above. Could have been an osprey born at this nest in previous years coming back for a visit. Last year the the pair had an unexpected osprey visitor after their nest failure who decided he wanted to sit in the nest until the parents were able to chase him off. That took awhile. With this visitor yesterday, the male from the pair sprang into action, flew into the nest and formed an umbrella with his wings over the female who was staying low. They seem awfully protective. I think there has to be a baby there now.

05/22/2012 by Amber K
Activity at the nest today! I believe we either have a hatchling or else an egg is piping. Both parents are at the platform and seem quite interested in looking down into the nest.

05/08/2012 by Amber K
Ospreys are still going strong, being faithful incubators! Won't be long now before babies arrive.

04/19/2012 by Amber K
I'm feeling very confident there's an egg now. For two days in a row now, the female hasn't left the nest and has been spending long periods of time in the incubation pose. Today I didn't see her out of the pose once. I suspect the egg was laid on the 17th as she seemed to...trying to think how to explain it...she just kind of had that egg laying stance, I guess I want to say.

04/17/2012 by Amber K
I keep waiting to see her sitting on eggs, but it hasn't happened yet! A few times I have caught her testing it out, and they have done an incredible job of building it up with nest materials in the last few weeks. But I'm not convinced there are eggs yet. Today for quite awhile I saw the male and female sitting together on a nearby telephone pole, staring at each other. Couples bonding, perhaps?

04/04/2012 by Amber K
I have been watching ospreys nest at this platform for the last 3 years. 2012 is year no. 4. Year no. 1 yielded no successful babies raised, though I am not sure why. Years 2 and 3 each yielded 3 babies, and now for year no. 4, both ospreys are back at the nest, mating and building up the nest materials.