MacDonald Beach
(44.6378, -63.4876)
Osprey Nest Platform
Nest located off a busy road close to CFB Shearwater. Another example of a nest being relocated from a power line pole to an artificial platform.
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2014 - OspreyEyes
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/26/14
cClutch Hatching6/22/14
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by OspreyEyes
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/26/2014Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/22/2014Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

06/22/2014 by OspreyEyes
Two chicks observed on the nest with the female while the male was perched nearby. Met a gentleman who visits the site regularly and he had observed on 2 different occasions a mouse being brought to the nest. Though highly unusual this would represent the 1% of the ospreys' diet. Too bad he did not have his camera at the time but promises to send me pics of any other interesting activity. Thank you, John!

06/01/2014 by OspreyEyes
Shortly after arriving at the site, the female flew into the nest ending the male's turn at incubating.

05/10/2014 by OspreyEyes
Found the male perched on an adjacent pole eating a fish, eventually delivering it to his mate who subsequently flew off with it to the same perch.

04/26/2014 by OspreyEyes
Female appears to be incubating.

04/22/2014 by OspreyEyes
Arrived to find female in residence fish chirping.

03/29/2014 by OspreyEyes
This nest failed in 2013. There were signs of bonding in April but returning to the site a month later, there was grass growing on the nest and no sign of the pair.