So far only one of the pair has been seen; concern for mate. Will keep watch. All ospreys in this area are returning late this year.
This nest has produced 2-3 chicks every year for a very long time. Last year there were 2, which may not have been reported. One of the pair has returned as of 11/14 and is calling.
Occupants have returned for the 2017 year. Pair is busy talking to each other.
There are 3 healthy chicks in this nest, not yet flapping wings but at the edge surveying the scenery. This nest was started a little later than usual.
Nest has been repaired following heavy summer rains and pair is frequently seen in it.
This nest produced two healthy young. It was largely destroyed during the heavy summer rains but adult ospreys are gathering in the area and we believe the nest will be rebuit.
Some time this past weekend all 3 babies left the nest, all healthy and squawking to each other as they fly over the pond in search of food.
I still can't access the 2015 log on this nest but here is a photo of all 3 'babies' enjoying the view.
The 3 young are getting bigger and more activity - very crowded nest. But she's raised 3 successfully in the past. These are already doing a little wing flapping.
We still cannot post updates to this nest but do want to report that there appear to be 3 healthy fledglings.
This system has an error that will not allow us to post updates to the activity logs but there are definitely young being fed as of late March.
This very active and historically successful nest now shows signs of having an egg or two - bird has been seen in what we believe is the on-the-egg position.
On 12/19/14 it appears the pair is beginning nidification.
This was the very first flight for these 2; a sibling was already in a nearby tree. After a few practice flaps, the first one left the nest, with the other close behind. What is it about the sight of a first flight that reduces us humans to weeping rubble!!! We see this every year and we never tire of it. But this was the first time I was right under the nest when this happened.