On school flood lights behind building (drive around). two possible nests. first on flood light right behind school, second on flood lights on baseball field across bridge and further back behind school/marine lab.
Look for 2 adults on the nest. The adult pair will show pair bonding behaviors such as vocalizations, aerial sky dances, and the male feeding the female fish. You may see the pair copulating, which typically begins 14 days before laying eggs.
Females will lay 1 - 4 eggs at a rate of one egg every 1 - 2 days. After laying, incubation starts. Look for adults taking turns sitting low in the nest incubating eggs. The incubation period can last 35 - 43 days.
Chicks hatch ~39 days after incubation begins. Look for adults bringing food to the nest and making "head bows" into the center. Chicks typically can't be seen until they are 2 - 3 weeks old, so feeding behavior is the only way to know chicks are there.
Around 4 weeks after hatching, look for the heads of chicks to show over the rim of the nest, particularly when adults bring food to the nest. Other times they lie flat and are harder to see. Count the number of chicks in the nest before they learn to fly
Chicks begin flying around 7 - 8 weeks old, and are still fed by the adults. Count the number of chicks who have successfully fledged the nest and are observed flying.
Chick Last Observed
4 - 10 weeks after fledging, chicks begin leaving the nest area to migrate south, once they have learned to fly and feed themselves. Record the date that the last chick left the nest.
Look for signs of nest failure like adult abandonment, adults no longer incubating eggs or feeding young.
Nest nearest school had 1 osprey land on nest. female osprey seen sitting on other flood lights. second osprey sitting on light further away.several ospreys (4or5) in area/on nest further back. other nest possibly new nest.
Large nest in flood lights on back field. Difficult to get good visual of nest/inside nest. 1 large female osprey sitting on electricity pole away from nest eating a whole fish. Decent size nest nearer osprey but kind of falling down. It is not clear which nest is active/ if both are acive
Two different osprey were seen perched on different light poles on the adjacent sports fields but none were observed near the nest. Both osprey were around 200-300m away. The nest still looks like it is in disrepair.