Osprey tower near the southern end of the parking lot.
Once nest was destroyed, couple returned and appeared to move to light pole to the immediate left (if you're looking at it with your back to the tennis courts) of the original platform. They might rebuild nest on these lights instead of the platform.
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.
3 female osprey in nest feeding or picking at nest. Appear to be adults, but could be fledglings. One female flapped its wings wildly for a minute (further supporting that they may be fledglings). Male observed from a light post near nest.
Male originally perched on light post, then flew into nest. Female in nest with head down in the center (possibly eating or building nest). Male flew away, returned with a stick and then perched on light post again for several minutes.
1 female observed in the nest and 1 male seen on the nearest light pole less than 10m away. The female appeared to be building a nest on top of the southern tower. The nest itself still isn't very visible but more sticks can be seen hanging over the edg