- Nest Not located, green shed on posts seemed to interest the Ospreys
- 4 Ospreys sighted
Could not access nest due to restricted access road
Couldn't access nest due to restrictions on road
Restricted access road had a lot of maintenance workers, so I didn't have access to the nest
No nest present in platform, but dead tree nearby had some evidence of nest formation.
Nest is in good condition. One adult in nest, but could not identify the sex.
1 adult and 1 juvenile in the nest
Both adults in the nest, it looked like there was a chick in the nest but I couldn't tell for sure
Both adults seen in the main part of the maintenance area.
Neither in the nest, but two adults seen flying over the main part of the maintenance area.
Female in the nest, male heard but not seen
Both in the nest, incubation likley
One adult in the nest and one circling overhead
No birds seen but they were nearby somewhere as I heard them while in the vicinity
The nest is bigger than previously and had a female in the nest, the male was heard calling to her but not seen. She did not appear to be incubating.
Search team could not find the nest but there were multiple osprey in the area.
Male osprey near by but no nest present. Osprey is currently feeding.
Nest materials on the ground near the nest no sings of any osprey
Nesting materials blew off of the platform again, still no incubation and both birds were flying overhead while I was there.
Neither seen, materials blown down again
Still rebuilding, materials blown down again. Neither seen
still rebuilding, both flying around while I was present
Neither was seen and the materials they had gathered blew off the platform again
Male was flying around the main maintenance area, female was not seen. The materials they had gathered were blown off during the storm 3/17/14.
Both birds were heard but neither was seen; some nesting materials on top of the pole
Both were flying overhead, there were several vultures flying around the area as well. They were very vocal, calling back and forth to each other the whole time I was in the area of the nest, and as I approached it.
Male bringing in nesting material. Heard but didn't see the female. Some of the nest materials from last week were still present.
The female was sitting on the edge of the pole and the male was flying in with nesting material. The materials from the previous week were at the base of the pole and only a few branches were on top of the pole.
The male was bringing in nesting materials and calling to the female, who I heard but did not see.
Both osprey were present, the female was sitting on the platform and the male was flying overhead. Both were screeching the whole time I was there.
During the third observation of this nest, the male and female Ospreys flew around in the area but stayed away. We never saw them close by the failed nest. We walked further into the wood to check for a new nest that they may have built, but we couldn't find one. The nest didn't look to have made any progress but the Ospreys were still hanging around. We aren't exactly sure what to make of this nest.
Upon arrival for the second observation of this failed nest, we spotted two Ospreys. The male Osprey was perched on top of the nest but flew away as soon as we arrived. The female Osprey was perched on a near by tree and remained there during our observation. The male and female flew around the area for a while during our observation but never returned back to the nest. The Ospreys may be in the process of rebuilding the nest, or moving it to a more secure location.
The nest was very difficult to access because it was in a secure and prohibited area. We had to ask permission to enter the area, and after much effort and persuasion, the officer let us through. We drove through the woods off-roading for a half mile, then proceeded on foot for a quarter mile. We finally found it after almost giving up. The structure was unfit for a nest. The dead tree/pole sat in the center of a cleared out area of woods. There was about fifteen feet on either side which isolated it in the center. The nest was extremely low compared to every other nest I've seen, only reaching a maximum hight of about 20-25ft. The top of the pole was level with the trees in the woods. The nest failed and collapsed. The shrapnel and remains of the nest were on the ground at the base of the post. Around the post was a large square metal box looking object and the nest remains laid on it. There were no Ospreys in site during the time of observation.