Telephone pole off of Alhambra Way S. on Fairway Ave S.
This nest is close to the road by the golf course, near the Boyd Hill turn/entrance, and located on top a telephone pole. The nest itself is not very aesthetically pleasing compared to the other ones in the vicinity.
Look for 2 adults on the nest. The adult pair will show pair bonding behaviors such as vocalizations, aerial sky dances, and the male feeding the female fish. You may see the pair copulating, which typically begins 14 days before laying eggs.
Females will lay 1 - 4 eggs at a rate of one egg every 1 - 2 days. After laying, incubation starts. Look for adults taking turns sitting low in the nest incubating eggs. The incubation period can last 35 - 43 days.
Chicks hatch ~39 days after incubation begins. Look for adults bringing food to the nest and making "head bows" into the center. Chicks typically can't be seen until they are 2 - 3 weeks old, so feeding behavior is the only way to know chicks are there.
Around 4 weeks after hatching, look for the heads of chicks to show over the rim of the nest, particularly when adults bring food to the nest. Other times they lie flat and are harder to see. Count the number of chicks in the nest before they learn to fly
Chicks begin flying around 7 - 8 weeks old, and are still fed by the adults. Count the number of chicks who have successfully fledged the nest and are observed flying.
Chick Last Observed
4 - 10 weeks after fledging, chicks begin leaving the nest area to migrate south, once they have learned to fly and feed themselves. Record the date that the last chick left the nest.
Look for signs of nest failure like adult abandonment, adults no longer incubating eggs or feeding young.
Two ospreys were in the nest, lying too low to be seen very well. I believe they were the two chicks. Both kept an eye on me and the third chick and neither adult were soon. There wasn't much activity.
Very hard to see due to height of platform, however there is a female displaying incubation behavior. She never left the nest, and the only way I saw her was when she stood up to turn around. The male was not seen this time. The nest appears sturdy as it sits atop a utility pole. While incubation cannot be confirmed because eggs cannot be seen, the actions of the female were very characteristic of incubation.
Nest appears to have partially blown from the nesting platform on top, to the support structure below. Nest may have been occupied, however it has been recently destroyed. No Osprey present in area during 10 minute observation.
Male perched next to nest. Female in nest looking like fanning chicks with her wings. No chick sighting but there are chicks in nest, we could hear them. Plus the mother was starring us down every where we went
No ospreys present, but fisher crows were in and around nest. The ones in the nest through plastic bag out and looked to be digging or mixing up dirt . There was another one sitting on the power line next to the nest. I do not know how to tell the sex of
Around 4:15pm there were two ospreys in the nest, one male and one female. Calls were being made, and quite frequently too. There could have also been possible babies in the nest because the adult partners would look down every now and then, but no baby heads were spotted.
Last time I observed this nest it appeared to be unoccupied. However, when I went to this nest I saw that there were two Ospreys in and near the nest. the female was near the nest and the male osprey was perched outside of the nest. I believe this nest is occupied.