TheCottonwood

TheCottonwood

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Substrate: Utility Pole
Added by TheCottonwood over 4 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
Pretty sure this is a first year nest (2013) built last year. Not sure whether they were successful or not, discovered this nest after the ospreys had left. 8-19-18 I checked on this nest over the past weekend. Upon first inspection the nest looked abandoned as parts of the nest were dangling from the power line. There was visible bird waste all over the ground below the nest as well as a bulk of the sticks used to build the nest. After a closer look there was the carcass of a fledgling Osprey among the pieces of the nest on the ground. It looked like the nest was destroyed from the top down not blown over from the wind. As is if something destroyed the nest and threw half of it on the ground below. The carcass looked like it had been exposed for sometime. back feathers and the ribs as well as part of the bare wings remain, - Pandion21
Substrate: Channel Marker
Added by TheCottonwood over 4 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by TheCottonwood over 4 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
Large nest in dying pine tree by Stimson's log pond.
Substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Added by TheCottonwood over 4 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
Successfully raised one chick to fledging in 2013.
Substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Added by TheCottonwood almost 5 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheScogginsOspreys Website: http://www.thescogginsandbealospreys.weebly.com The Beal Wetlands ospreys nest on top of a thirty foot platform at a small pond, north of Forest Grove.
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by TheCottonwood almost 5 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
First off, I have a FB and website for these ospreys: https://www.facebook.com/TheScogginsOspreys and http://www.thescogginsandbealwetlandospreys.weebly.com The Scoggins ospreys nest in a 90 to 100 foot cottonwood on the bank of Scoggins Creek. The nest is about two to three feet across, and a foot and a half deep. Nest started around March 31st, 2013. The Scoggins pair didn't start out in the nest that they are in now. In 2012 Hog and Dash(The pair) nested across the road in a large stag. Pic of the old tree here > http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=153132168204376&set=a.153131351537791.1073741842.137459759771617&type=3&theater < There had been a nest in that tree since at least 2005, but I am almost certain that the nest was there much longer, maybe when the tree was still alive. It was in June or July of 2012 when we began watching the pair a bit. They successfully raised two chicks to fledging, S1 and S2. After the ospreys left for migration, the nest fell in a windstorm. We tried climbing up the bank to look for remains of the nest, but the blackberry bushes proved a bit to prickly for a thorough search! In March 2013 the pair returned. We drove out to the lake and saw them perched at the Old Nest Tree. Dash was perched a couple feet from the top of the tree, chirping and chirping. Hog was balanced on the tip. He came and went a few times, trying to drop sticks onto a nest that was not there. They stayed at the Old Nest Tree at least three days before starting to rebuild in the cottonwood they nest in now. In the 2013 season Hog and Dash successfully raised two chicks to fledging, S3 and S4.

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