#1 the basketball court pole
(37.0108, -76.3127)
Utility Pole
Nest location is on a light pole overlooking a basketball court. it is a large nest that appears old. This pair is active and is tolerant to be disturbed by basketball activity. But summer 2019 it was too disturbed and abandoned the next and unsuccessfully rebuilt atop chimney in brick building opposite the court. Please see notes 2019
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2021 - roxymach2020 - roxymach2019 - roxymach2018 - roxymach2014 - Cohocton
aAdult Arrival3/19/213/16/203/18/19
bEgg Laying4/14/214/19/204/30/21
bIncubation Initiation4/14/214/20/204/3/14
cClutch Hatching6/7/215/18/20
eFirst Chick Fledging7/8/217/11/21
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/9/19
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Cohocton
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/03/2014Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by roxymach
Adult arrival03/18/2019Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure06/09/2019
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2020 Nest Activity Report by roxymach
Adult arrival03/16/2020Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/19/2020Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/20/2020Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/18/2020Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by roxymach
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging07/11/2021
Egg laying04/30/2021Chicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by roxymach
Adult arrival03/19/2021Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging07/08/2021
Egg laying04/14/2021Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/14/2021Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/07/2021Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/22/2021 by roxymach
two chicks in nest with female

04/29/2021 by roxymach
Female still on nest low Egg turning activity suspected

04/14/2021 by roxymach
Female low in nest Male bring a fish

03/26/2021 by roxymach
Pair at the nest Attempts mating Male caught fish and back to nest The court has been dismantled so no one is able to use basketball court

03/20/2021 by roxymach
Have not seen activity yet

06/11/2020 by roxymach
This year there has been no basketball activity due to the pandemic and this pair has a successful season.

05/08/2020 by roxymach
Female in nest with make on nest pole. Egg turning activity

03/20/2020 by roxymach
Noted pair today sitting in near tree as someone playing basketball under the nest. Hour later female sitting on nest alone

03/16/2020 by roxymach
Male sitting atop lamp pole near nest eating fish. No mate noted

07/22/2019 by roxymach
this nest was plagued by basketball players even though the birds tried to continue the nest and appeared to have egg laying. the nest was finally abandoned for unknown reason and a couple weeks later a new nest was built across the lot in a second story tall chimney. this was attacked by multiple Mocking Birds and the next week was abandoned. No activity now.

04/24/2019 by roxymach
after storm i observed the female in the nest standing up and the male consistently bring new large sticks to the nest. He would land on her back and appear to copulate brief second about three times he would do this.

04/22/2019 by roxymach
from storm. nest lost half of sticks as they on ground. both birds out of nest. female eating fish. male gathering large sticks but doesn't use the fallen sticks. . flies over to female lands on her back. copulation.

04/17/2019 by roxymach
this pair does not appear to have eggs yet as both have left the nest while a large group of men played basketball. A few days ago the female was in the nest and male was eating a fish next to the nest on a pole.

04/13/2014 by Cohocton
Female in nest. Male on nearby light pole during activity on the basketball court.

04/10/2014 by Cohocton
Mating occurred.

04/03/2014 by Cohocton
Mating occurred.