Nest #937

Nickname: Commodore Park
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This platform in Commodore Park was a lovely replacement placed in 2012 for the nest that was removed from atop the railroad trestle. Sadly, at this location, after years of successful nesting, someone was observed to fly a drone over the nest (2016). The adults immediately abandoned the site. The Commodore Park nest at Chittendon Locks has remained abandoned / empty. They are said to have "moved up the ship canal to Ballard Oil."
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Latitude: 47.6660890028968
Longitude: -122.402331790924
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Japache
Adult arrival 04/11/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/01/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Tigsmom
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Tigsmom
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure In 2014, the pair was well into nest building when it was abandoned. There were eye-witnesses to a drone harassing them. No sign of adults this year.
2014 Nest Activity Report by Tigsmom
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure The pair was well into nest building when it was abandoned. There were eye-witnesses to a drone harassing them.
2019 Nest Activity Report by Japache
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/10/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Human interference.

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/08/2015 by Tigsmom
No activity since this nest was disturbed in 2014 by a drone.

04/13/2014 by Tigsmom
Last year's female with distinct markings, enhancing the nest.

02/25/2013 by semipalmata
This nest successfully fledged two young last year.

08/04/2012 by Japache
0n 7/28, I climbed a close by pine tree to get even with and a bit above the nest. Older nestling was testing his wings. Came back Sunday 7/29, and he was hopping around the nest while working his wings. My 8/1 visit confirmed that he has flown. The younger chick was still not testing his wings.

07/28/2012 by Japache
On 7/26/12, one baby visible in the nest. Was told by two different observers that there are two babies in the nest although I've only seen one so far.

07/14/2012 by Japache
On 7/10/12, one nestling was visible, sitting adjacent to the parent on the west side of the platform. I don't know if there is more than one nestling.