First below dam
(39.8766, -120.484)
Live Tree
This is apparently an old nest just located about 1/4 mile below Lake Davis dam, on east side of canyon. It is in top of 80-foot Jeffery Pine.
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aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation6/3/12
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging8/8/12
fChicks Last Observed7/15/148/6/13
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failureother

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Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging08/08/2012
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation06/03/2012Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed08/06/2013
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 observed07/15/2014
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureNest taken over by pair of Bald Eagles.

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Nesting Diaries

07/07/2016 by olympus
6/29/16 There does not appear to have been any activity at or round this nest since last visited on 6/08/16.

06/11/2016 by olympus
6//8/16 The new nest appears to be complete, but no birds were observed at the site or in the area.

06/11/2016 by olympus
6/8/16 The new nest appear to be complete, but no birds were observed in the area or at the site.

06/11/2016 by olympus
5/26/16 There is new nesting material at the site, with two birds at the site. Hopefully they will return for the season.

04/14/2016 by olympus
On March 27, 2016 I observed that this entire nest had been blown away over the winter.

05/14/2015 by olympus
05/13/15 The Bald Eagle squatters's two chicks are growing rapidly.

04/30/2015 by olympus
04/29/15 An adult was in the nest, and over a period of a long time, two chicks appeared. Adults changed nest positions after one returned with a duck.

04/30/2015 by olympus
04/17/15 An adult Bald Eagle is in the nest, and appears to be feeding a chick.

04/01/2015 by olympus
On 3/17/15 I observed this nest occupied by an adult Bald Eagle arranging nest materials. Only one eagle observed, and no oprey were seen in the area. 3/30.15 An adult Bald Eagle was fully within the nest, in what appears to be an incubatig posture. As yet, no osprey seen in the area. Last spring, a pair of Bald Eagles attempted a takeover of Nest #1066 nearby, but were repelled by the osprey.

07/31/2014 by olympus
06/27/14 One adult flew into nest, joining one in the nest, both appear to be feeding young. 07/15/14 Hot, 98 F, one adult on edge of nest. 07/23/14 Very windy, I mean very windy. No birds seen at nest, I suspect they were hunkered down within the nest. 07/29/14 Two young fledged as nest is now empty.

06/12/2014 by olympus
06/12/14 Very very windy. One low in nest as in incubating posture.

06/10/2014 by olympus
04/08/14 Pair perched at the nest. 04/17/14 Two at the nest. 04/28/14 One perched on edge of nest. 05/12/14 One low in nest, incubating posture, one flew into nest. 05/24/14 One in incubating posture, three flying in area.

08/09/2013 by olympus
8/06/13 AAt 1130 hours, one young on edge of nest. At 1330 hours, observed this youngster flege from nest.

08/09/2013 by olympus
7/23/13 Two young in nest, two adults perched nearby.

07/18/2013 by olympus
07/17/13 One adult shading two nestlings, temp at 83 degrees.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/08/13 At 1100 hoursone adult standing on edge of nest, two young in nest. At 1300 hours the second adult joined the nest site perched below the nest.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/02/13 One adult shading two young in the nest. Temp 101 degrees. A friend sent me a photo of one nestling hanging from twigs of the nest, outside the nest. No idea of how it died or how long ago.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/26/13 Very windy. 1000 hour, one adult perched on limb below net, none observble in the nest. 1200 hour, three dults flying in the area, one with a fish in talons, but I lost track of this one. Two went off, but one stayed flying in and around this nest site.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/10/13 One adult laying in the nest, one perched on limb below nest.

06/06/2013 by olympus
06/03/13 Two adults in the nest. It appeared that there were young, but that seems too early. Hard to see inside nest.

05/26/2013 by olympus
5/24/13 One low in nest incubating. When two adults were flying around area this bird was lookig around expectedly.

05/03/2013 by olympus
04/03/13 No activity. 04/11/13 At 1100 hoursone standing in nest, one flying around with stick. 1400 hours both at the nest. 04/18/13 1100 hours One in nest rearranging materials; 1400 hours, both at the nest. 04/25/13 1330 hours observed the pair copulating on edge of nest. 05/02/13 One observed low in nest, possibly incubating.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/08/12 At 1000 hours, only one young in nest, one adult on limb below nest, another some distance away, both calling. 1400 hours the nest is empty, no bnirds around the nest, so both fledged to day.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/03/12 Two young in nest, both adults nearby in other trees, calling long and loud.

07/30/2012 by olympus
07/28/12 On first visit today, two adults were perched nearby, and the young appeared to be in defense posture laying down in the nest. On second visit, about one hour later, one adult has moved to the nest and was feeding two young. The other was perched nearby.

07/22/2012 by olympus
07/18/12 There were two adults on the nest, and one was feeding the two young. Both adults stayed on the nest for the observation period. The young are betweeen downy and pin feathers.

07/12/2012 by olympus
07/11/12 Pair of adults taking turns on nest, one flying near nest after leaving it. One keeping between the nest and Turkey Vultures soaring in the area. At times both on nest, one feeding unseen young.

07/02/2012 by olympus
6/28 Checked all of the nests after a short trip back east. Both adults were sitting on the edge of the nest, and one was feeding unseen chicks.

06/15/2012 by olympus
6/14/12 The one adult continues in the incubating posture in the nest.

06/03/2012 by olympus
I had been watching nest at Dam and on 06/01/12 noticed this new (to me) structure with an incubating adult. The nest appears to be used for yearts before on this massive Jeffery Pine, which appears nearing its life's end.