Frenchman Canyon
(39.8856, -120.198)
Dead Tree
An older nest site, on top of a vulcanic bluff. Past activity unknown.
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2014 - olympus2013 - olympus2012 - olympus
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation5/8/12
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging8/8/12
fChicks Last Observed7/29/147/12/13
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging08/08/2012
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation05/08/2012Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed07/12/2013
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed07/29/2014
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/01/2015 by olympus
3/30/15 This pair has for many years been a very good producer of young. The nest structure has been dead as long as I recall. But, the entire tree hs been lost over the winter. Sad.

07/31/2014 by olympus
06/27/14 One adult perched on edge of nest. 07/15/14 Very hot, 98 F. One adult in nest in shading posture. 07/23/14 One adult in nest with two chicks, nearly fully grown. 07/29/14 One young wing flexng, one watching, both fully grown.

06/12/2014 by olympus
06/12/14 One adult in the nest, active, possibly feeding young.

06/02/2014 by olympus
03/24/14 One adult perched by nest. 04/08/14 One adult perched below nest. 04/28/14 No observed activity. 05/12/14 One visible low in nest, possible incubating. 05/18/14 One low in nest. 05/24/14 One low i nest. 05/31/14 One low in nest, another bringig fish to nest.

07/18/2013 by olympus
07/17/13 No activity in nest or around area. One fledged possibly 07/12/13

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/08/13 No adults seen, but a possible young in nest. Difficult to view with the heat waves and height of nest.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/02/13 One adult and one young in nest.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/26/13 Did not observe any activity around this site, but it was very windy.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/10/13 Two adults in the nest, one standing, the other laying low.

06/06/2013 by olympus
06/03/13 One adult low in nest.

05/25/2013 by olympus
5/24/13 One low in nest, incubating posture.

05/25/2013 by olympus
5/20/13 One incubating posture.

05/03/2013 by olympus
05/02/13 First for season on 04/03/13 and no activity. 04/11/13 One adult at nest, and 15 minutes later another flew into the nest 044/18/13 One on the nest site. 04/25/13 Two birds in the nest. 05/02/13 One low in the nest, possibly incubating, one flying in area.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/08/12 One young fledged, one on nest. Adult arrived with fish, stasyed for short time, left with same fish. Two birds flying above nest.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/03/12 Two almost ready to leave feeding themselves in the nest.

07/30/2012 by olympus
07/28/12 One adult perched on the nest, and two young moving about in the nest.

07/14/2012 by olympus
07/14/12 Observed one adult perched on edge of nest, another lower and on a side branch. Did not see any young heads this morning.

07/02/2012 by olympus
6/28 One adult feeding unseen chicks. 6/29 one adult at nest for awhile, then left when the other arrived and started feeding chicks. After a short while I could see two chicks begging for food, abouit two weeks old, with white down..

06/15/2012 by olympus
Two adults on the nest, apparently both feeding young. How many young is unknown as I cannot see into the nest.

06/04/2012 by olympus
4/19 Possible incubating posture, not sure but one deep in the nest. Other bringing materials to site. 5/08 Incubating posture. 5/12 Incubating posture. 5/29 Incubating posture.