Ron T observes: 4079 is actively being visited by great horned owls who seem to use it as a platform to launch attacks or to eat food. I will not send any more reports on this nest unless the ospreys return.
Ron T reports: Nest 4079 never had any ospreys this year. The Great Horned Owl and two of their children used the nest / platform to launch attacks on Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and Cormorant that nest within 100’ of the nest. They killed many of the adults that were trying to nest. Typically there are more than 70 successful nests on the island in the center of our lagoon. This year only about 20 successful nests because the owls were so aggressively killing this year.
Ron T reports: / osprey platform remains unused. A great horned owl pair visits every couple of weeks and kills large birds in the area like Blue Herons and Great Egrets
NOTE: This nest is not active this year. The pair didn't appear and didn't use the nest.
I cannot seem to remove the "yes" in the nest data for these two events.
Ron T reports: No activity
Ron T reports: The osprey pair have not arrived yet. The Great Horned Owl pair is heard several times a month. Perhaps they arrived in the area to hear/see the owls and left the area. No other birds osprey, hawks or the owls are using the nest.
No activity during February
This is the nest used by Great Horned Owls last year.
Ron T reports: Same status the owls are eating great Egrets and keeping any ospreys from using the nest
Ospreys are staying away. They are usually late nesters, but the pair of Great Horned Owls living in nearby trees appears to be keeping the Ospreys from staying around.
Ron T reports: The Osprey have not been seen for a couple of weeks. A pair of Great Horned owls who have lived in the area for the past few years have moved closer to Osprey nest. This week they were both seen on the nest and physically mating on a tree branch just feet away from the Osprey nest.
Ron T. reports: During the past week, at least one osprey has been feeding in the lagoon next to the osprey platform. Have not seen it land on the nest or the tree supporting the nest.
Ron T reports: Two chicks fledged July 14. Both are still in the area. The parents stayed close to the nest for a few weeks afterward and have gradually spent less time in the area.
Ron T reports: The two baby Ospreys are big enough to see from the ground. They look mostly feathered and frequently stand on the nest edge. They are being feed most of the day
Ron T reports: Mother stays on nest full time except for a brief occasional flight (not more than once every few days) to poop and drink water by skimming the lagoon
Father brings fish very frequently. 5/6 times a day
A crow family built a nest in a pine tree next to the Osprey pine tree. The crow frequently tries to get the father Osprey bringing fish to nest to drop his catch. So frequent aerial battles I’ve never seen the crow get a fish
Ron T reports: There are at least two Osprey chicks on the nest at 13 Baynard park rd. The observation is indirect by hearing the distinctive baby Osprey calls coming from the nest. This is the first day that I could hear them. Appears to be two based on sound. They must still be small since the male is not delivering a significant larger quantity of fish to the nest.
NOTE: We recorded hatching as 4/27 based on this change of behavior.
Ron T reports: The Osprey nest at 13 Baynard is active. The female is full time on nest and the male is actively feeding her when she calls. By the few number Of fish he brings her each day I doubt that the babies have hatched. The male occasionally brings sticks and Spanish moss, which seems odd since the next is well established
Ron T. reports: The Osprey pair are back on the nest. Since 3/14/19. Female staying on nest full time and male nearby and brings her fish
Ron T reports: Still no Ospreys at 13 Baynard Park Rd. They have been mid March in the past.
Observer Ron T. reports: No activity at 13 Baynard Park nest yet.
Ron T. Reports: Bad news, we only had one chick reach maturity at 13 Baynard Park Rd. Initially we had two eggs. But either before the egg hatched or shortly afterward the chick died. There was a big confrontation when a Wood Stork tried to take over the next. Both mom and dad defended the nest but may have lost one egg/chick.
Great news the couple has produced one Osprey chick that flew from the nest with one of the parents. The two of them flew around the lagoon for about 30 minutes. Including the parent catching a fish then the two of them sitting on a horizontal pine tree branch where the parent feed the chick parts of the fish.
all 2018 observations by Ron T.
observer reports: The nest at my house has two chicks as of two weeks ago. The father is actively feeding the mother and she’s feeding the two chicks.
May 29th is an estimate of the date they hatched.
observer reports: The female Osprey has now been on nest without leaving for three weeks. No visible sign of eggs or chicks, but the nest sides are very high and I don’t expect to see chicks until they are large and walking to the high points of the nest. The adults do not appear to be feeding chicks.
estimated egg laying as April 9
Observer reports: The female is finally staying on the nest as of April 9 so she may finally have laid eggs. She is more insistent in her calls for food and no longer flys to hunt for herself
observer reports: The Osprey pair appears to linger in the area but the female does not stay on the nest as much as past years at this point. There is a Horned Owl pair in the area. Three years ago the horned owl killed the Osprey babies. The Ospreys stuck around for a few days after that even then flew off until next season
The horn owls have been killing the adult Egrets breeding at this location. The owls may be disturbing the Ospreys breeding routine. I will keep observing and let you know.
2 juveniles standing in nest calling for their parents
Male adult bringing fish to nest for female adult and at least 2 chicks
Osprey have been mating in the nest this week
2 adults returned to the nest and began setting up housekeeping; female sat on the nest and called for the male to bring food
2 juveniles flying around the lagoon.
2 juveniles taking first flight close to the nest while parents are watching and calling to them.
2 chicks standing in the nest.
Observed a 2nd chick during feedings
Observed a chick poking its head up underneath the mother's wing
Adult osprey feeding chicks
Female chripping on nest; male flew to nest with a fish.
1st of 3 chicks has fledged, learning to fly and returned to the nest
3 juveniles standing in nest being fed by both adults
Both adults feeding chicks
Female sitting on the nest; male brings food 4 or 5 times a day
Female has been sitting on nest since March 12. Male continues to refurbish nest and bring fish.
2 adults sitting and standing on the nest
Observed a great horned owl chasing both adult osprey away; no eggs hatched
Observed a great horned owl chasing the female osprey off the nest
Male and female adults in and out of the nest
Adults have been seen flying near the nest
Female adult standing in nest chirping; male adult brought fish to the nest. No eggs present
07/04/2013 by SkullCreek. Observed one male and one fledgling.
1 adult standing on limb near nest
Observed adults feeding in lagoon landing on nest and perching on nearby limbs; no sign of eggs
Female adult sitting on nest; male brought fish twice during the day.
Two pair of osprey fought for a day to claim this newly installed platform.