1:35 PM - Adult Osprey at nest and vocalizing.
7:26 AM: Osprey on cell tower. Very tall nest on lower platform of cell tower. Multiple long, strings or ribbons of some sort streaming in the wind. Fancy!
4:47 PM Osprey on top of cell tower
4:12 PM - Osprey carrying something and flying near cell tower. 74°F and mostly sunny
7:20 AM - Osprey flying towards cell tower, and carrying something. 57°F and cloudy. 6:58 AM sunrise
While driving, observed an Osprey delivering nesting material to the tower. The material was almost as big as the bird.
5:59 PM Osprey at cell tower. 62°F and sunny
8:15 AM Osprey flew down from top of cell tower
4:51 PM Osprey flying near cell tower
12:48 PM: checked nest. No Ospreys, even though other nearby cell tower nests have Ospreys.
I drive by this nest twice daily on weekdays. Although the nesting material is quite high, it is loosely 'constructed,' and I have not seen Ospreys here since. What I saw might have been young Ospreys building and end of season practice nest.
8:08 AM: Surprised to see Osprey carrying long branch (!) at this time of year. Carried it to a cell tower used for nesting in past years. This year however the cell tower was occupied by humans and cables in May/during the ospreys spring nesting season. Will the ospreys nest, breed and rear young this late in the season?
8:55 AM: Photoed two adult Ospreys at nest on bottom platform of cell tower, and one Osprey flying by. One or more Ospreys vocalized. About a half hour earlier, I stopped in shock to see an Osprey carrying a branch to this nest!
Surprised to see nest building **starting** so late in the season; but this cell tower was unavailable to the Ospreys earlier this year. I recall seeing humans and cables occupying the cell tower for weeks in May (at the beginning of Osprey nesting season).
6:35 AM - cables are finally gone. Too late in the Osprey breeding season. :(
5:10 PM - Cables still strung up from the ground up to the top of the cell tower. No Ospreys. 77°F
AM - Cables still strung up from the ground up to the top of the cell tower. No Ospreys.
5PM-Ospreys have nested on cell tower in prior years. No Ospreys and no evidence of nest building this year - likely due to equipment and cables suspended from top of cell tower. Man is working on bottom of two platforms right now and two cables are run from platform to ground. Equipment and cables were run last month too. 80°F and mostly sunny
4:44PM adult Osprey atop cell tower with nest. 83°F
8:11 AM Osprey stop cell tower at nest. 60°F
7:30 AM Adult at nest. 71°F
6:40AM Adult atop cell tower. 55°F
6:18 AM Adult atop cell tower. 64°F and about 10 minutes before sunrise
7:35 AM Osprey perched atop cell tower (where nest has been in past years)
4:43 PM - Two ospreys flying in opposite directions at I-464 and below last year's nest location atop cell tower.
A few days ago, I noticed a crane up against this nest's cell tower. <I thought, They had all year, why wait within days of the Ospreys' return to work on this tower?" I thought about calling; but bird protection laws were changed this year.> ...The next day, the crane was gone; but there were wires from the ground to the top of the tower. Then I saw a worker at the nest, and another day, I saw a worker climbing up the tower.
Nest appears empty. Chick has fledged.
As I drove by on my way to Money Point, I could clearly see a large nestling flopping around in the nest and exercising its wings.
Observed briefly this a.m. Saw 1 adult Osprey in the nest and 1 chick. The adult later left.
6:58 AM - female sitting deep inside nest
4:57 PM Adult Osprey in nest. Unable to see chicks yet; but see green plastic netting spread out above nest. - Deliberate by Osprey, to protect chicks from predation?
11:05 AM Adult Osprey photoed at nest.
Observed activity here for the first time this year on 3/30.
9:51 AM Adult osprey carried nesting material to nest atop cell tower.
5:28 PM Two Ospreys flying together over I-464, near this nest on the top of the cell tower.
7:11 AM Osprey perched atop cell tower at nest
One juvenile on corner of tower. Much vocalizing. No sign of a second, though second may have been there somewhere. I assume both juveniles have fledged.
Stopped by briefly. This is a hard nest to see as it's right in the middle at the top. I don't think there's any question that there are 2 nestlings in the nest. I could easily hear them as an adult approached and then landed on the tower.
2pm: Adult Osprey at nest. 85°F
In afternoon, observed Osprey on the nest. The nest isn't large and is somewhat hard to see. The Osprey's head is just visible. Have posted 2 photos. They are the first 2 in the series.
I was on my way home from Money Point this am when I saw an Osprey (male?) delivering a stick to the nest. Didn't realize there was a nest there! I could see the nest, which looked small. Will return later to observe/photograph.
7:40am: Osprey at nest. 51°F
4:24p: Adult at nest. Nest height is modest (short). Uploaded photos. 58°F and cloudy
8:38am: Adult at nest. 70°F
7:31am: Adult at nest. 41°F
7:42am: Adult atop cell tower at nest. 41°F
5:09pm: Adult spotted flying at cell tower nest site. Same altitude.
7:35am - adult at nest. 81°F
4:45pm - wings flapping in nest. 90°F
7:25am - adult at nest. 79°F
5:19pm - adult at nest. 92°F
7:59am - adult at nest. 76°F
11:42am - Pair together at nest atop cell tower
My first observation on an osprey at this location. Saw one adult and a partially completed nest today, March 29, 2013