General note: An osprey camera was installed on this nest platform but is not fully active yet.
The pair was seen at the nest site on 3-16 and 17.
Also, the osprey have been flying around the area quite a bit recently.
Pam W reported little activity at the site in February.
Pam W reports: No activity other than an occasional osprey sitting beside the nest on the structure. NOTE: This nest has been identified as INACTIVE.
Pam W. reports: No osprey seen at the nest.
Carol C reports: There were 3 osprey at and in the nest today. The first activity seen for weeks. Two photos posted showing 3 in the nest.
Pam reports there has been no activity at the nest.
Pam W reports:Honey seems to be sitting on the nest an awful lot. I hope that’s a good sign!!
Pam W reports: Both adult eagles were in the nest today.
Pat W reports both osprey at the nest. Several photos posted of the pair.
Joanne V reports: Took a walk about Honey Horn this afternoon and captured these. They looked like they were doing an Irish mating jig
Pat W reports: They’re back!! They’re back! I arrived today and saw both of them on the nest and then both flew off! But they’re here! Yay!!
Pat W reports: No activity at the nest since an osprey was seen in the vicinity in February. There appears to be vegetation growing in the nest.
Pat W reports: Osprey seen in the vicinity of the nest in mid February.
Pam W reports: There has been no activity at this nest recently. We are concerned that the chick may have been lost.
Pam W reports: We scoped it today but she was just standing there and cleaning her wings. Saw nothing else.
Pam W. reports: While I cannot be certain, I think there is a chick/chicks in the nest.
NOTE: Visual confirmation on 4/30 of Mom feeding at lest one chick. If our incubation date is accurate, the chick probably hatched maybe 10 days or so ago but we were unable to confirm it at the time.
Pam W reports: Ossie is sitting down in the nest but I see no other activity. But she looks to be definitely sitting on something!!
Pam W reports: I think it was Perch up there this morning. I think he’s a little smaller than Ossie. He was just sitting on the left side and she usually sits on the right. Anyhow. No other movement.
Pat W. reports: Nest 4668 is looking good! I only see one bird at a time but they are sitting on something!
Pam W reports: Didn’t see Perch but Ossie was chirping at something! Probably me at the scope showing everybody!
Pam W reports: Today at the nest on Honey Horn there was just one bird BUT the minute I pulled my car up to get my binoculars out that bird jumped into the nest and was very busy! I think there are eggs there!!
Pam W. reports that it appears she is incubating based on her posture in the nest.
Pam W reports: At 5 PM Perchie and Ossie were both on nest 4668 and “fussin” with each other
Pam W reports: One adult at nest waiting.
One adult seen in the nest
Pam W reports: No activity yet.
Pat R reports: the nestling probably fledged the week of July 13th. We are guessing the 15th. He was seen flying back to the nest on 7/21.
Pat W reports: The nestling is fluttering his wings today. I tried to get a photo but as soon as I drove into the field, Ossie made the youngster hunker down. The youngster is about half the size of the adult.
Pam W reports: One of the adults is just sitting up there and looking down every once in a while. I can’t see any little heads popping up.
Carol C reports: One osprey standing in nest looking around. Not sure if it was the adult or juvenile.
Pam W reports: I saw one osprey on Monday just sitting on the left side of the nest. Not doing anything but just looking beautiful. I saw no other movement in the nest area.
Pam W reports: I saw one osprey in the nest last Monday and then today (5/25) I saw TWO! Then they both hunkered down. I wonder if the nest is too deep but there MIGHT be a momma and baby in there!! Wasn’t expecting that at all but I will keep watch. As soon as I stop my car in the field they hunker down like they recognize the car—lol!!
Pam W adds: I looked for them when I left this afternoon. The one this morning actually looked like it was feeding something but as soon as I stopped it jumped into the bottom!! I swear they recognize the car! I will try to sneak up on it tomorrow!!
NOTE: Based on these observations and the estimated date of incubation, we assume there is at least 1 chick in the nest. Our date of hatching is just a guess based on the incubation date. While 1 chick is listed, we can update that when we are certain of the number.
Pam W reports: No osprey observed in or around the nest the past two days.
Pam W reports: We went to the CDM today and scoped out the osprey nest. We could just see the top of Ossi’e head and it looked like she is definitely sitting on something!
Pam W reports: Nest 4668. Here was Ossie today just sitting on her nest and making it pretty. Saw no sign of Mr. Prey. She kept working on that twig while we were there this morning but couldn’t get it to break off like she wanted!! I can’t say for sure if there are any eggs but she seems to be guarding something!!
Pam W reports: As I was leaving work today I noticed that the the osprey was sitting on one of the poles! THEN I noticed that there was another osprey sitting down in the nest! Ossie and Mr Prey are back together again AND I think Ossie has already laid an egg (or more) and is sitting on it! It was so exciting to see the two of them together
Pam W reports: She was there sitting on the pole Tuesday morning calling for somebody. She just whistled and whistled. Hopefully Mr Prey will show up soon!!
Pam W reports that one osprey is back!
Pat W. Reports no activity
Pam W. reports there is no activity yet.
Note: The young one still occasionally returns to the nesting area.
Note: We are guessing that the young fledged about June 28.
Pam W reports: Nest #4668 was busy this year! I think the one chick has flown the coop — I was at the museum 4 days and never saw Perchy come back to roost! I will keep my fingers crossed that we have the same or better things happen next year!!
Pam W reports: Saw the youngster, Perchy, on 6/27 and he was also seen on 6/28 in the nest looking around.
Pam W reports: I saw another osprey flying around the perched osprey! I just hope it waits till I can have the scope!! I tried to get a picture today but Perchy (my name for the chick) hunkered down☹️.
Pam W reports: While it looks like an osprey guarding/feeding something, it may be that is the chick getting ready to fledge. He/She sits on the perch, looks at me while I watch and then hops back into the nest. Looks like it’s eating something and it is the only osprey I see!
Pam W reports: A big osprey just flew in. We think that is the small osprey in the nest!
The chick is sitting in the nest and the adult flew in to feed it. Through the binoculars I could see the little guy with his mouth open. Then the adult flew in. Dropped off something and flew away!
two chicks seen flapping their wings in the nest.
Pam W. reports: She was sitting on the nest. Then he flew in with a fish and then she flew off to go eat in a tree!! You can see the fish in her claws if you bring it up close.Ossie is busy, and I named him Horn!!
observer Pam W reports: She’s either sitting in eggs or she’s sitting on him! Looking good for chicks!!
observer Pam W reports: I checked out Ossie yesterday and she was just sitting on her nest. No chicks that I can see but she is certainly guarding something. There is a mound of pine needles and other things that Ossie is stoically guarding!!
observer Pam W. reports: Issue is still at the nest.
observer Pam W. reports: "Ossie" is flying around and bringing back spanish moss and stuff!! And there is another just sitting on the pole!! Maybe I will get lucky this year! Exciting!!
observer Pam W reports: Nest is alive and active!! She is sitting right up there and then entertained us flying around!!
Pam W. reports: No activity this morning.
observer Pam W. reports:
Nest 4668 in the field is lively today! One female sitting on the side. One male either sitting next to her or on top of her! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
one osprey seen at the nest platform
observer Pam W reports: no activity at the nest site.
2018 observations by Pam W.
Observer Pam W. reports that while there is an adult by the nest at times, there do not seem to be any chicks. The nest has probably failed.
observer reports that Mom is still sitting on eggs.
observer reports that Mom still seems to be incubating eggs.
4/17/18 osprey sitting on nest in incubation posture; observed 2nd osprey flying in with something; cannot verify start of incubation so guessed
Observer reports: Osprey at CDM was sitting on the platform and then on the corner stilt
Observer reports that the female apparently had two male suitors. She finally seems to have chosen once and has been seen in the nest.
Despite the pair photographed in mating behavior at the nest site, no nesting has occurred. The assigned monitor checks 2 or 3 times per week and reports no nesting.
pair observed flying in mating behavior
2 adults standing in nest
1 adult standing in the nest
1 adult sitting in nest; 1 adult standing in nest
1 adult standing on nest platform
1 adult flew in & out of nest repeatedly.
1 adult standing on nest.
2 adults standing on nest chirping
1 adult standing on nest chirping
1 adult sitting on nest; 1 adult flying over nest
3 adults standing on nest platform
Platform installed in February, 2014. No nest has been started.