last entry for this nest unless a new pair takes over here. i'm convinced the somers beach pair abandoned this nest for nicer digs across the channel
empty - i think this nest was abandoned for the somers beach one
no sign of life at this nest - hopefully this pair is now occupying the somers beach platform
hoping this pair has moved to nest #4857 due to this nest being disturbed two years in a row. monitor thinks a bald eagle has a nest nearby, which might account for the failure, although i haven't ruled out human activity
not sure if my monitor will be able to watch this nest this year, stay tuned...
someone reported to al that a dead osprey was found on the island where nest is located. this is the 2nd year the nest has failed. i don't like the sound of this (see oldenburg nest history). apparently cause of death was not obvious. i'm guessing this osprey belonged to the yacht club nest, which led to this year's abandonment.
on 6/5, al observed a pair of osprey building a new nest on a nearby platform! this new platform is closer to the public beach but farther from harassing eagles (which i guess are right across the channel, per AJ). too late for chicks this year, but maybe it's the same pair staking claim to a different site? lord knows the original nest has not worked for at least 2 years!
no osprey in sight, think i'm going to call this an abandoned nest now :-(
the 2nd nest of the season that i think has failed, but not sure yet. on 5/30, al observed one in the nest (i'm guessing mom) and one eating a fish in a nearby snag. mom solicited food, dad ignored her and kept eating, mom then left the nest and perched above him on the same snag for awhile, then flew across the highway and landed in a tree that she couldn't have seen the nest from. AJ observed the nest empty for almost an hour on 5/30. today i checked again, and there were no osprey around the nest for the 10 minutes i observed. this will be the 2nd year in a row this nest has failed - what is going on?
mom incubating (assume it's mom - someone is incubating)
mom in nest, not really standing, not really incubating, kind of just hovering over the nest bowl. got some pix from the highway, tho!
thought i saw the top of mom's head in the nest today but not sure...
found a good monitoring spot at the swimming access - yep, mom's on eggs, and dad was at the tippy top of a snag nearby. didn't have my camera, would have been a great shot
need to find a spot to monitor this nest that is not on yacht club property. no update from AJ, but if he saw something amiss, i'm sure he'd tell me.
my volunteer nest watcher hasn't reported anything new on this nest, so i'm assuming it's status quo
now there are two osprey, and mom appears to be incubating! we obviously missed all the action. will double-check to see if mom is still incubating later this weekend, but noting date now...
only one osprey near the nest again today, starting to think this is going to be another bunco year for #1126
still only one osprey seen near the nest, no activity
osprey near nest, no real activity going on
per aj: pair still hanging around the nest, not doing much in the way of nestorations, mainly just hanging out and waiting for spring (it's 34 degrees right now)
both osprey at nest. at one point, a bald eagle wanted to visit and was chased away by male osprey. the goose is gone from this nest, too!
per aj - goose in this nest, also, although some squabbling going on, so not sure if there are eggs
al's been checking this nest regularly since it first appeared abandoned; no activity
on 6/21/12, al observed both parents perched away from nest. they did not return to nest for over an hour of observation. he will go back later today to see if nest is still vacant. he believes the nest has been abandoned. a magpie has been bothering the nest all season, so it's hard to believe m/d osprey would leave the nest for such a long period of time.
al took his scope out a couple times this week to look for bobbleheads. while there seems to be a bit more activity from mom in the nest, she also still seems to be incubating.
mom looked more active in the nest but still no sign of babies
al has nothing new to report - should be getting close to a hatch!!
should say no "new" activity - everything a-ok!
no activity, al promises to take pic of nest
aljohnson: everything status quo and kopasetic
no unusual activity, female still "laying low"
aljohnson: female still hunkered down, male brought more nest material
aljohnson: female definitely on the egg! when male returned to nest, female got up from her flat back position, both mom and dad displayed obvious signs of excitement...