This nest has been active for years. I saw a pair of osprey successfully raised the chicks in this nest every year.This year, however, the nest is not quite completely reconstruct. However, on April 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm an osprey leaved the nest. Since ut
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.
After nest was destroyed by human on late winter, pair of osprey came back and successfully rebuild their nest. Since the location of the nest is close to busy road, it is hard to see how many chicks in the nest. As of observed, I saw at least two chicks perched on the site.
Unable to see any osprey today. Unless one in the nest stand up. Nest is high and many trees at nearby the nest are full of leaves. It is really hard to see if any of osprey perched on the nearby trees.
At 10:18, so happy to see both of ospreys perched on different of the pole. At 10:18, one of the osprey, flew toward and landed on top of another one, they mated. Around 10:20 male flew around the pole, female flew into the nest. Male flew and landed near by tree. So glad that I saw them at the right time. I saw them again at 14:00, female was in the nest, male perched closed by on the pole. As same as of the picture that I posted.
I drove by the nest, saw one osprey perched on the tree that closed to the nest. I made a U-turn and saw another osprey perched on other tree closed by the nest. Then, one osprey flew circling around the nest area. So happy to see both of them around the nest today.