Short Snag
(39.8693, -120.161)
Dead Tree
A Jeffery Pine snag, about 40 feet in height, 18 inches diameter at nest level. This new site is below nest #1406 by about 200 yards and on the west side of the main road to Frenchman Lake whee there is a good turnout after a keft hand curve going up.
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2013 - olympus
aAdult Arrival5/25/13
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure7/5/13
xReason For Nest Failureother

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Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival05/25/2013Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure07/05/2013
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureYoungsters playing house

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Nesting Diaries

04/01/2015 by olympus
3//30/15 No activity.

06/12/2014 by olympus
06/12/14 Nest appears to be abandoned. No birds in area.

06/02/2014 by olympus
04/08/14 Two adults at nest. 04/17/14 Nest appears to have been enlarged, no birds at site. 04/28/14 One sitting at nest. 05/12/14 One low in nest. 05/18/14 One on nest, one flying in area. 05/24/14 One at nest. 05/31/14 Checked two days in a row, and no birds seen at the nest or in the area.

07/18/2013 by olympus
07/17/13 Still no activity around the nest, so consider abandoned.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/02/13 One adult sitting low in the nest. No other activity.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/08/13 Checked the nest twice today, and once on 07/09/13, but no activity notd, and no birds in the area. Could possibly be a young pair " playing house" as we noted in th early 1970s in Idaho.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/10/13 One adult perched alongside nest.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/26/13 One adult in nest, arranging sticks and possibly eggs. A lot of time "sky watching" for mate. Very windy day.

06/06/2013 by olympus
06/03/13 Two at the nest, thenflyig around, one returning with a stick, then perched at nest edge. 06/04/13 Returned for photos, and one brought a catfish to the nest, followed by the other; after much calling, the one with the fish took off, followed by the other, diidn;t return before I had to leave.

05/25/2013 by olympus
5/20/13 This is definitely a new nest with a new pair, bringing in nesting sticks. The three other nests in the area are still occupied.

05/25/2013 by olympus
5/24/13 This new nest is coming along just fine, and today the pair was perched right alongside the developing nest, right proud of themselves.

05/18/2013 by olympus
05/17/13 Spotted this new nest after checking out #1406. An adult was perched alongside a freshly built, small nest, obviously searching around for it mate. This will be an easy nest to observe as there is a good turnout right aross the stream from the nest. The structure is in front of green pines, but the dead wood stands out ginst the green. Weekends are very busy along this road so left before too many saw my interest.

05/18/2013 by olympus
05/17/13 This pair may be from one of the other nests nearby, or a new pair returning to their natal grounds. No birds were observed on nest #1406 today.