Nickname
park creek
Coordinates
(39.0833, -76.473)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
Platform built 3/12/11; Nest started 3/20/11; three eggs; 3 fledglings; Nest empty 9/5/11
Followers
None
What to look for
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2018 - magothy river2017 - magothy river2015 - magothy river2013 - magothy river2012 - magothy river
aAdult Arrival3/16/183/9/173/8/153/6/133/15/12
aOccupiedYesYesNoYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/11/173/30/12
bIncubation Initiation4/11/174/2/12
cClutch Hatching5/8/13
dNestlings3
eFledglings3
eFirst Chick Fledging6/30/13
fChicks Last Observed8/26/13
xNest Failure5/23/175/8/12
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reasonunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival03/15/2012Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying03/30/2012Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/02/2012Nest failure05/08/2012
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurefreezing weather after eggs laid
2013 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival03/06/2013Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging06/30/2013
Egg layingChicks last observed08/26/2013
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/08/2013Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival03/08/2015Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival03/16/2018Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival03/09/2017Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/11/2017Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/11/2017Nest failure05/23/2017
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/09/2015 by magothy river
George arrived 3.8.15 about 1 pm. River and creek frozen. He left in afternoon, probably to look for fishing area not covered in ice. Did not return as of noon 3/9/15. What do Osprey do for food with river frozen?

04/29/2012 by magothy river
George and Martha have worked together to provide around the clock incubation and protection. George delivered a very large catfish one day and Martha feasted on it in nearby tree. George has chased away geese swimming below the nest and played top gun to chase away a bald eagle circling the nest one morning. Neighbors report that when George arrived this Spring he battled a heron for 3 hours. The heron laid a claim to the nest but eventually gave in. Like his namesake, George is not afraid of a fight.

03/16/2012 by magothy river
George arrived 3/13, perched in tall tree over creek most of time until Martha arrived in afternoon of 3/15. They had to chase a blue heron off the nest in a noisy scuffle. They have remained together on nest most of time, apparently resting. They have not started improving the nest.