One osprey observed sitting in nest
There were 3 nestlings. 1 has fledged 2 remain in the nest. Adult female was on tower eating and adult male f lew off as I arrived.
Nest visited by a second female while female on nest and male brining in dinner. She landed on the tower and tried to get in the nest, but was escorted away and the male soon returned with dinner. Wonder if this could be the female from the nearby new nest.
Seems like the first fledgling may have damaged it's right wing. It is on the tower down from the nest.
The female has been observed on the nest and is difficult to see due to the height of the nest. I believe she is sitting on eggs at this time.
Approximately 3 weeks ago 3 ospreys were observed at this nest by another person.
No ospreys yet, just the local female RTH hanging out on the tower
Merlin spotted on tower this morning in the heavy rain. Flew off when I tried to get a picture. Isn't it wonderful that the tower serves other birds when the oospreys are gone!
Juvie female still hanging around. Flying in with fish this morning.
Juvenile female observed feeding on tower just east of hatch tower, adult female feeding on hatch tower.
At least one juvenile still in the areaas of yesterday. It was observed feeding on the larger tower to the east. No activity on the nest tower.
This is always an interesting nest! Initially it was hard to determine the number of nestlings and I thought that there might have only been one, but there were definitely 2. I believe the first fledge occurred sometime between 7/7 and 7/10, but it may have been an accidental fledge. Although I could not visually locate the fledgling, I could hear it calling from some trees and it seemed to remain in the same location for several days. The second bird fledged around 7/15. The parents and fledglings still perch at the nest tower and have been observed eating there. Some interesting interaction this week. On 7/21 a juvenile Red tailed Hawk was observed perched on the lower third of the tower and both adults ospreys were perched up by the nest. No juvenile ospreys were seen or heard, but the RTH was calling loudly and frequently. An adult and another juvenile RTH were observed on the larger tower to the east.
Haven't seen the ospreys at the nest since first spotting, but there was one osprey at nest today.
Red tailed hawk on the nest again.
Checked the nest today and found it occupied by a pair of redtails. No ospreys sighted today.
Last osprey observed in the vicinity of this tower on 9/13/13.
The fledglings are still being observed at this location. Noted a female feeding on the tower.
The ospreys have fledged and to my surprise, there are 3 fledglings! Looks like 2 males and 1 female. All perched on the tower withthe adult male, while the adult female was perched atop the tower to the east. Next year I plan to keep a spotting scope in my car. Hopefully that will help see into this high nest a bit better :-)
Again two ospreys on the antennae, one was the adult female, the other clearly a juvenile male. A police officer stopped by while I was there and noted that a "small" osprey was seen in the adjacent municipal area about 10 feet off the ground (maybe the juvenile male?) and that the ospreys are frequently seen there on top of the buildings. Aside from the two on the antennae, there were two others in the nest, one of which later flew and perched on the larger communications tower to the east by the water tower. Since I haven't personally observed a juvie in flight, I will wait to enter this as a fledge.
11:30 AM Observed 3 ospreys in the nest, 1 adult and 2 young. The adult appeared to be feeding the young and there were many wasps flying around the nest.
Not sure if both of the Ospreys on the antennae to the right of the nest are this years brood, but at least one is. The adult flying to the left took off from the nest. I didn't have my binoculars so couldn't tell who was who.
Definitely two young ospreys, maybe a third. it is difficult to determine due to the height of the nest. The young were "flappercizing" and appear to be about the same size as the adults.
On 6/24/13 I visited the nest around 7:15 PM and found the nest being mobbed by appx 12 crows! The female was on the nest at the time and shouted her displeasure to the crows; she did not however leave the nest or her nestlings. This went on for a short time and finally the crows left. The male returned about 10 minutes later with dinner and remained perched on the tower while the female fed the nestlings. Not sure how many there are yet.
11:50AM Female on nest and male on tower. Female appears to be feeding young although I did not observe any young, just the motions that the female would make if she were feeding young.
Exciting day on Wednesday 4/17. Approached the tower and noticed a red tailed hawk about halfway up the tower. This same redtail was using this tower as a perch frequently prior to the arrival of the ospreys, but haven't.seen it perched here since. The redtail took flight and climbed until it was at nest height, then swooped the nest (the female is incubating). No damage done to the RTH or the osprey, but I wonder if this has and will be an ongoing conflict. Only time will tell.
It appears that the female is banded. I observed what appeared to be a silver metal band on her right leg. She was too distant to see any detail, but I will attempt to get a better view.
Male and female observed copulating in nest 6:15 PM
*3/26/12 flew off to east
3/26/13 Both ospreys observed at tower @ 6:15 PM. Male flew off to eat, female flew up to nest.