Joanne V reports:I only stayed briefly this afternoon, but could clearly hear chirping sounds from inside the nest. I do think MO (mama Osprey) is incubating, so I would go with the original date of 3/16/23. No sightings today of PO (papa Osprey).
Joanne V reports: Briefly checked on Monday and again today. No sounds, no sightings. So I’m not sure what’s going on at this point. It was almost exactly a year ago that she began to incubate. As indicated in an earlier post, she typically can only be seen when repositioning during incubation because the nest is so deep. So possible that is what’s happening, but can’t be sure.
Joanne V reports: I “think” eggs may have been laid in the last couple of days. When I arrived at the nest, papa was quietly sitting on a nearby branch in the nesting tree. I could hear soft chirping from inside the nest and could occasionally see the top of mama’s head. It is a very deep nest so while eggs are incubating, it’s rare to see more than just a small head top or maybe a bit of a wing during repositioning.
About 10 minutes into the observation, 3 crows started harassing the mama in the nest-it actually looked like they went into the nest. Papa quickly flew into the nest and scared them away, but the crows stayed on nearby branches and were still there when I left. It looked like Papa actually remained in the nest with Mama, but it was hard to tell. It all happened so fast!
At any rate, the crows did not harm the eggs (assuming I’m correct that they have been laid).
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Joanne V reports: When I was walking toward the nest, I could see Mama (top right) on the branch. Papa (lower left) was flying toward the tree. They carried on a conversation with each other for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then Papa flew away, followed by Mama shortly thereafter.
If they have mated, I’ve not observed it. But clearly no eggs yet. (1 image added)
Joanne V reports: The Osprey was sprucing up the nest this morning. The pair had a brief encounter together in the nest, but it didn’t look like mating behavior. Still waiting.
Joanne V reports: Made a quick visit today. Barely had time to snap a photo when mama flew into the nest. Soon afterwards, she sat upright in the nest and remained there when I left about 10 minutes later. The darker markings indicated to me this is the female. Still believe no eggs have yet been laid.
Joanne V reports: This nest is very active with the pair having returned. I don’t think eggs have been produced yet as each took turns flying into and out of the nest. At one point they both shared a branch of the nesting tree with a crow until the crow decided to fly into the nest. One of the pair then returned to the nest to chase the crow away. After that, I waited about another 20 minutes, but no activity. One remained in the nest and one remained on the branch. It was tough to tell who was who as they kept trading places. Think the 1st photo might be the female. She was the one initially on the branch when I arrived. In which case it was the male who first flew into the nest from above (2nd photo).
Joanne V reports: Went by the nest and immediately heard chirping coming from the nest. Yippee!! Only had my cell, but circled where I could see a bit of a head. This is a very deep nest.
Joanne V reports: Checked nest again yesterday & today. No activity, but it’s early yet.
Joanne V reports: Nest is still intact. No sign of Osprey pair. Only a few crows hanging around. This nest usually becomes active early March, it will do weekly checks.
Joanne V reports: I could hear lots of loud chattering well before I arrived at the nest. One osprey was on a branch in the nesting tree eating what might have been a small piece of fish, while another osprey stayed in the nest (and basically chirped the entire time). I can't be sure, but think the fledgling was the one in the nest. She never left the nest while I was there, albeit I could only stay about 20 minutes today. About 5 minutes before I left, the one on the branch finished eating and was chirping away and then flew away. Two photos added.
Joanne V reports: We have a fledgling!!
When I arrived, the nest was vacant. Then I spotted MO on a nearby branch (not the nesting tree). After about 10 minutes, I saw the fledgling fly into the nest, then shortly thereafter, fly onto a branch below MO. They were chirping up a storm for quite awhile. Then, we had a family affair for a brief period as another Osprey whom I assume was PO flew by, stopped on a different branch, but did not stay. The fledgling did leave again during my observation, but returned to the same branch very soon. It was fun watching for about 30 minutes. I was getting really hot, so finally left the 2 on the same branch. Not sure how long the chick has been flying. This was the first time I observed it. Fitting for Independence Day weekend!!
Joanne V reports: All is well with MO and Chick. There was a chirping Osprey on a tree branch overlooking the lagoon nearest this nest, so that might have been PO. Definitely no sign of a 2nd chick.
Joanne V reports: FINALLY, I get to see “my” baby!
MO & chick are posing for the camera. Thank you!
Clearly no sign of a 2nd chick, so looks like just one this year. But (s)he looks alert and healthy. Did see some wing extensions and a flapping from the little one, but it was quick and I didn’t capture it. 1 photo added.
Joanne V reports: Got a chance to stop briefly at “my” nest this morning. It was relatively quiet. When I arrived I saw PO on the right side of the nest. Shortly thereafter, I observed a wing stretch out for maybe 10 seconds , but never saw the Osprey’s body. I’m assuming it’s MO, as the size of the wing was large. No sign of the nestling. PO made some chirping noises and there was some response from inside the nest that sounded a bit muted.
Mary Alice T subbing for Joanne V reports:
Pulled up and Mom was partially visible and crying loudly. Could clearly see her chick on the right who looked alert and healthy. Didn't see any other movement in the nest and the Mom continued to cry. So happy there is a chick visible. 5 photos attached.
Mary Alice T subbing for Joanne V reports:
Mom on tree crying loudly but couldn't see any movement in the nest. At one point, Mom flew out but when she returned she didn't have any food. I suppose she could have a chick, but it is just not visible yet. Will keep watching to see if there is more activity by Mom. 3 photos posted
Mary Alice T subbing for Joanne V reports:
Mom on tree crying softly, but didn't see any behavior that would make me think she has a chick. This nest is pretty obstructed and she didn't move to the less obstructed side. Saw a male flying overhead, but never landed. Will keep watching to see if there is more activity by Mom. 2 photos attached.
Joanne V reports: Papa Osprey was on a different branch than usual, but still in the nesting tree. Sometimes he was grooming, other times he wasn’t doing much at all. MO was visible only briefly (no pic), but I did hear what I thought were 2 different sounds from deep in the nest. Then a bit later, PO chimed in. Still believe there is at least 1 nestling. Should know more in a couple of weeks.
Joanne V reports: Still pretty quiet at the nest. No sign of PO (Papa Osprey). MO (Mama Osprey) can be seen tail side up in the nest. No peeps. I do have to assume there is at least one nestling based on the current timeline and when compared to last year’s progression. Behavior of MO identical to last year at this stage. Nestling(s) should be visible for confirmation in the next 2-3 weeks.
NOTE: Based on observations and comparisons to last year's nest, we have indicated 1 nestling. We are not sure f a hatching date, but will adjust this in the next couple weeks as the young become visible.
Joanne V reports: Checked the nest again this morning. Papa was on his usual branch perching and chirping. No visible sign of Mama and no chirps heard from inside the nest.
If the start of incubation is accurate, these eggs are past 50 days.
In rereading observations from last year (2021), it does appear that this Mama does not frequently sit up in the nest while the chicks are little. This is a very deep nest! But, by the 50th day, I did see more activity from both parents and did hear more muted chirping from within the nest. It wasn’t until after about 80 days that the nestlings were big enough to be visible.
So, I’ll keep checking with high hopes!
Joanne V reports: I checked again this morning. This time, Mama's tail-side was visible for the entire 20 minutes I watched. Usually she is either deep in nest, not visible, or repositioning.
Joanne V reports: Not much new since last week. Mama is still primarily deep in the nest and Papa perched on a nearby branch on the nesting tree. In this picture she had just repositioned, but returned to where she was no longer visible. Still suspect eggs have not yet hatched. I looking for Mama to be upright and visible in the nest for extended periods. It’s been about 42 days since I determined hatching. I’ll keep checking because it’s got to be really soon!
Joanne V reports: Papa was on branch in the nesting tree grooming himself. Mama was initially deep into nest. The two had a chirping conversation and then Mama repositioned herself in the nest, after which she returned deep inside nest. She looked like she might have been tending to the eggs when I saw her emerge. I don’t think the eggs have hatched yet, but do suspect it could be in the next few days. Just prior to my leaving, Papa flew away.
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Joanne V reports: Heard chirping as I approached the nesting tree. Papa was visible in the nest. Shortly after I arrived he flew out. Only part of Mama’s wing was visible after he left. She remained deep in the nest. I believe the eggs are still incubating.
Joanne V reports: Heard papa chirping when I arrived at the nesting tree. He was on a branch that extends outward just below the nest. He spent some time grooming. Mama was deep in the nest. Shortly, I hear chirping from the nest. Mama flies out and papa flies in. Clearly they are taking turns incubating the nest. The eggs are probably just about at the 30 day mark.
Joanne V reports: Papa was in a branch by the closest lagoon to the nesting tree. Mama remains low in the nest. She began chirping and then saw her wing stretch straight up. Continues to be pretty quiet during those times I observe
Joanne V reports: As I approached the nesting tree, I saw Papa fly onto a branch not far from the nest. You can just see Mama’s wing tip (circled in yellow) as she remains deep in the nest. I waited about 30 minutes hoping Papa would fly into the nest, but he did not. He spent considerable time grooming himself.
I visited a few days ago as well, but saw neither parent; it’s tough to see Mama unless she repositions or has a wing extended upward.
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Joanne V reports: This is a very deep nest. When mama is incubating her eggs, the only time she is visible is when she repositions herself. This morning she was not visible. But after about 10 minutes, she began to chirp. Shortly thereafter, papa flew by, circled the nest and flew off. I stayed about another 10 minutes or so, but never did see mama.
Joanne V reports: Think we have eggs!
When I arrived I heard a lot of chatter. Both ospreys were deep in the nest. Then they became visible (papa more upright on the right side). Not long afterwards, papa fly out. Mama repositioned but remained low, no longer erect and upright as in the previous observations. I think eggs were probably laid over the weekend. NOTE: Based on this report, we have listed egg laying on 3/20 and incubation on 3/21. These dates are our best guess based on observations.
Joanne V reports: 5 days apart and other than an overcast sky on Friday, these pictures are basically identical in her positioning. So, still don’t think she’s got eggs incubating yet. No sign of Papa today.
Joanne V reports: March 14
As I was about 100 yards from the nest, I heard and then spotted Papa in a tree. He seems to be surveying the land!
Mama was on the nest; this was actually the first I’d seen her in the nest and not just resting on the nesting branch. She does not appear to be in the “incubation position” though, so I’m not sure if she has laid any eggs at this point.
Joanne V reports: I returned to the nest this morning and was finally able to observe both mama & papa together in the nesting tree. Haven’t witnessed any of the typical “mating behaviors.”
Joanne V reports: Saw a pair of osprey flying overhead as I was walking to “my” nest. As Shipyard has 3 nests in close proximity, this pair could have belonged to any one of those nests. As I approached the immediate nest area, I saw one of the Osprey fly onto a branch in the nesting tree. He/she hung around for a bit and then flew away. As I walked back, I again saw a pair flying about. Shouldn’t be long now until I can observe the pair in the nest.
Joanne V reports: No nest activity to date. The last 2 years the Ospreys returned to this nest early March. This will be the 3rd year of nesting in this tree.
Joanne V reports: No activity around the nest. We are closing off the report for the season and recording Aug 2 as our best guess of when they were last seen by the nest.
Joanne V reports: Fledgling making fast, high pitched chirps. Took one short flight and returned to nest. Mama ( I’m assuming) is other Osprey in nest. She’s making fewer, longer and deeper sounding intermittent chirps.
No sign of sibling or papa.
Joanne V reports: Checked the nest and immediately heard an Osprey chirping and looked up and saw a head ( not full body) sticking up. The last couple of times I checked there was no one home in the nest. NOTE: Although both have fledged, this is typical behavior of still hanging around the nest up to 6 weeks after fledging. The storms on Tuesday night might have prompted this return to the safety of the nest.
Joanne V reports: It looks like they have now left the nest for good.
NOTE: Based on the observations, it appears that both chicks successfully fledged.
Joanne V reports: I could hear continual chirping from probably 500 yds or more from the nest as I was walking over. When I arrived, I saw mama in a nearby branch (maybe 50 yds from the nesting tree) and the youngest fledgling on a branch below and right of the nest. She was very noisy. Mama was quiet but looks on. After about 20 minutes of observation, the fledgling flew off the branch, made a brief flight around the nesting tree and then flew into the nest. I waited another 15 minutes, but she remained in the nest, chirping intermittently while mama stayed on her nearby branch. Haven’t seen Papa or the oldest fledgling in a couple of weeks.
Joanne V reports: A lot going on this morning. Fairly certain both nestlings have fledged. I first saw the one fledging alone on a nearby tree branch. It took short flights only from branch to branch to branch. And remained on one as I left, about 30 minutes later. The other photo shows 2 osprey that flew into the nest while the one remained on the branch. The difference in wing span suggests to me one is mama and the other is the “older” fledgling (fledging in center, mama to the left in photo). Meanwhile I occasionally saw another osprey (papa, perhaps) soaring well above the trees.
Joanne V reports: Never saw the 2 nestlings today, but heard them. When I arrived one of the parents (not sure which) was in a nearby tree, eating a fish. At some point, the parent flew into the nest (guess decided to share breakfast). Shortly thereafter, another parent flew in. Still the nestlings were not visible. Then one adult flew out, while the other remained.
NOTE: 2 photos added
Joanne V reports: Here is Mama (center) and her 2 nestlings (one is to the far right between the branches). Looked for a moment that Mama might fly out, but she didn’t. Papa was soaring about the nest, but never got close enough for a good shot. NOTE: Two images posted.
Joanne V reports: Can confirm two nestlings. Yippee! They were alone in the nest most of the time I observed. Saw two adult Osprey flying close to nest. One finally brought in a big fish, while the other continued to circle around in the distance. NOTE: Based on this observation, we have increased the number of chicks to 2.
Joanne V reports: Today I finally saw a nestling. When I arrived I just saw Mama, but heard peeps in the nest. It almost sounded like a conversation; mama would chatter and then softer peeps appeared to answer. After about 15 minutes, nestling emerged. The two hung out for about another 15 minutes and then mama flew away. No sign of papa today. I’m beginning to think there is just the one nestling, but time will tell.
Joanne V reports: Didn’t see much activity, partly due to branch obscuring part of the nest. Mama occasionally flapped wings, but only briefly. Heard at least 2 different sets of peeps coming from nest. Still not sure if there are 2 or just 1 nestling. No sign of Papa.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived, Mama was tail side up and Papa was on a lower branch. They remained as such for 15 minutes and then Papa flew into the nest. Shortly thereafter they both were too deep in the nest to see. Maybe 10 minutes later, Papa flew away and Mama resumed her butt up position.
Joanne V reports: Mama hasn’t been real cooperative of late. The last few times I went to the nest in the last week I saw nothing, only heard peeps. Today she spent most of my observation butt up, but repositioned just long enough to get these shots. She was very quiet today, too. No sounds at all. And no sign of papa
Joanne V reports: Saw both mama and papa today. What was especially interesting is papa left the nest with the fish in his talons. I saw him fly into the nest, so not sure why he didn’t leave it. I still suspect there is at least one chick in the nest, but haven’t seen it yet. NOTE: we have listed 1 nestling and can adjust if we see a second.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived and saw “an” Osprey on the nest, my first thought was it was mama. If you look closely, you will see a fish in its mouth. Was eating all the while on the nest, but was also bending its head into the nest. I suspected that there might be chicks and that mama was feeding them. There were soft peeps emanating from the nest. But after about 20 minutes, the Osprey flew to a branch on the tree, sat for another 10 minutes and flew away.
NOTE: Based on this observation we believe there is at least one chick in the nest.
Joanne V reports: Mama still deep in her nest when I go to observe. Occasionally she’ll reposition and I’ll see her back tail feathers straight up. Did see her mate (guessing that’s who) flying about, but not in close enough range to get a decent photo. Returned to nest 2 days later, but only heard her occasionally, never saw her or her mate.
Joanne V reports: Mama still very deep in nest. Heard her several times, but never saw her. I walked away from the tree and crossed over to the other side. It was only then that I heard lots of chatter and turned back to see papa on a branch on the far side of the nesting tree. Watched for awhile and then he flew away. Think appears to be a fish in his talons.
Joanne V reports: I’ve visited the nest 5 times over the past 10 days and while I often hear mama deep inside the nest, she didn’t emerge high enough for me to catch a photo. No sign of papa on those occasions either. Clearly eggs are incubating.
Joanne V reports: When I first arrived this afternoon, I didn’t see or hear anything. After about 15 minutes, mama popped up from inside the nest. A few minutes later I heard papa in the distance and then he arrived shortly thereafter. He only stayed for about 5 minutes and then flew off. I left not too long afterwards.
Joanne V reports:When I arrived Mama was tail side up in nest. She never popped her head up. Papa was discovered in a nearby tree overlooking the lagoon. He might have been contemplating catching their meal, but the lagoon was full of a half dozen gators.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived, I saw just the tail side of the osprey (I'm assuming mama). Shortly thereafter, she repositioned herself in the nest and sat upright.
I am wondering at this point if there are eggs in the nest. When I went yesterday and saw nothing, it may have been that she was too deep inside the nest to be visible.
No sign of papa today, but thought I did hear an osprey off to the left of the nest, but could not locate.
NOTE: Based on these observations, we are guessing that she is incubating eggs.
Joanne V reports: There was an osprey deep in the nest and she was very chatty. Didn't see the head, but positive she was in the nest. Didn't see the mate, but one osprey was flying by which might be from this nest or another nearby nest.
Joanne V reports:The pair has arrived. When I first got to the nest, one osprey was sitting inside. Making lots of noise. About 10 minutes later, another osprey flew into the nest; they both flew off shortly thereafter and flew together circling around like they were sky dancing. I left after watching them for awhile.
Joanne V reports: Saw an osprey in a tree about 100 yards from the nest. I’m assuming he/she is part of the returning pair.
Joanne V. reports: Still no activity today. However, in 2020, activity started in mid March.
Joanne V reports: No activity at nest site yet
Joanne V reports: Nest located but no activity yet.
Joanne V reports: I know one of the offspring has fledged and I suspect the other has by now as well. NOTE: We have indicated both have fledged.
Jean F reports: I stopped to observe the nest this afternoon and herd some peeps/calling right away. I looked around a bit until I realized the pair was directly above me in the tall pine directly over the driveway. The slightly larger of the pair held a headless fish which it tore at for a bit. About 20 min later the bird dropped the fish. I backed away thinking one of the pair would retrieve it but that didn’t happen, at least not while I was there. One of the pair flew to the nest, then to various other tree limbs, peeping and calling frequently. I only saw those two - I’m not sure either was a juvenile.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived, I saw a head in the nest and then was barely able to raise my camera when an Osprey flew into the nest. I suspect it’s one of the fledglings. There was an incredible amount of very loud chatter going on in the nest. I know at least 2 were in the nest, but my goodness they were noisy. I did hear another Osprey off to my left, but was never able to locate it.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived, I only saw one of the nestlings on a nearby branch. So, obviously that has fledged. Then saw the other nestling in the nest. The one on the branch flew across to the nesting tree and the sibling was spotted in the nest. So, definitely 2 offspring. One has definitely fledged. The sibling may have as well, but I haven’t yet directly observed that. NOTE: Based on the past two observations, we are guessing one fledged between the 3rd and the 8th. We will record it as fledging the 6th as our best guess.
Joanne V reports: You can just barely see another head to the front left of the larger Osprey. The larger one spent several minutes just flapping her wings in the nest, but never left the nest during my observation. Will try to get back over the weekend. This nest does have 2 nestlings, but not sure if this is adult and a nesting or the 2 nestlings. It’s a very deep nest and tough to see from the ground.
Joanne V reports:Not much activity today. Only saw this Osprey whose head was inside nest during my entire visit. Possibly feeding time. This nest does have 2 nestlings; most likely deep within nest there.
Joanne V reports: Siblings. No sign of parents today. So cute!
Joanne V reports: When I arrived I saw “mama” sitting on the right edge of the nest. Shortly thereafter I saw movement inside the nest and then 2 heads popped up. YAY! About 10 minutes later heard an Osprey off to the far left of nest, but could never locate it. I’m assuming that may have been “papa,” but don’t really know. NOTE: This was the first confirmed report of 2 nestlings. We think they hatched in mid/late April which would be pretty accurate based on the size of the two clearly visible today.
Joanne V reports: No activity observed today. All quiet.
Joanne V reports: Only saw “mama” who was initially deep inside the nest, but then repositioned herself until settling on top of nest. No sign of nestlings.
Joanne V reports: The St. John’s nest still has an active pair. Papa is the one in flight while Mama just hangs in the nest. No sign of nestlings yet.
Joanne V reports:The 1st pic is “papa “ sitting on a branch in same tree as the nest. He basically did not move the entire time I observed (about 20 minutes). The final pic you can see “mama’s “ head left of center. She did move either while I observed.
Joanne V reports: This Osprey flew out of the nest almost immediately after I arrived and circled the nest about 4 or 5 times before returning inside. At first I hoped it was a fledgling, but when I saw these pics, they look too big in size.
Joanne V reports. I just think there’s a least one chick in the nest.
Over on the left. Osprey on right was in nest when I arrived. But lots of movement inside nest and heard 2 types of peeps. The typical one I hear, but also a softer one that wasn’t as elongated in between peeps. Baby.? Could just be mom on the left, deep inside nest. Usually can’t see into this nest at all. NOTE: These comments refer to the posted photo with the two red circles. We still believe that hatching took place, but cannot confirm number of chicks. This is a deep nest that is hard to tell for sure when chicks arrive.
Joanne V reports: When I arrived did not see any activity. An osprey flew into the nest, but too quickly for me to get a shot. Nothing visible after that for a few minutes. A little while later a head popped up. Don’t know if that is mama or papa.
Joanne V reports: Today late morning. At first just heard peeps from inside nest, but did not see an Osprey. As I was getting ready to leave, an Osprey flew in the nest and sat up for about 15 minutes and then flew away. I suspect that was “papa “ and “mama” was submerged deep in the nest. NOTE: Based on this observation, we assume that there is at least one chick. Will update later to confirm number of chicks.
Joanne V reports: Joanne found this nest and we assumed it was un-monitored. When setting it up, it was determined that this is the rebuilt nest that formerly was on Kingston Cove. Joanne took several images which have been added to this nest documentation.
It appears that one of the pair is spending more time on or near the nest. I can barely see the actual nest as it is now on private property. The pair are quite vocal - every time I go by (2X per week) I hear lots of calling and chatter
So I'm pretty sure there is an egg or two - pair is actively on the nest - 3/19/2020
Jean F reports: I’m pretty sure at least one chick fledged from the nest here in Kingston Cove - lots of training flights and Osprey chatter. Unfortunately the nest became obstructed following a June storm so I could not get a close look.
Checked on the nest today after all the rain and storms. The nest has suffered some damage - perhaps a large limb seems to have fallen on it. I saw no osprey however there has been a parent and a fledgling being very active in the neighborhood - I'm going to assume this is the nest fledgling.
Today I observed one of the osprey pair returning to the nest with a fish - I could clearly see one good sized chick and the osprey's mate - I'll be watching to see if there is more than one check
I haven't seen much activity yet. Trying to walk by every day now.
Jean reports: I had the hardest time seeing the nest. I cannot report actually seeing any fledging activity - I tried my hardest to walk back there as much as I could.
This year I simply did not see the level of activity I saw in previous years. I thought early on (mid June) that I had spied some fledging activity but now I’m not so sure.
TO be safe I think there was NOT a chick in the nest this year.
For the past several weeks I have not seen the pair in the neighborhood. Earlier in June they were very active - fishing constantly, hovering and calling. I thought there was one fledgling but the nest is impossible to see due to its location among heavy leaf cover.
Pair have been very active - still see one carrying sticks - perhaps a rebuild effort after recent high winds/storms - the actual nest is getting harder to see with recent leaf growth around it
3/1 - pair are very active in our neighborhood - fishing in the lagoon on a daily basis - we are seeing them together quite a bit now
Nest has been re-built in a near-by tree; 1 adult seen near nest flapping wings
The nest and the tree it was in were both destroyed by Hurricane Matthew
I'm saddened to report that this nest and the very tall pine tree where it was located were lost during Hurricane Matthew. I looked through the debris and could not even find the nest remnants. Very Sad. I hope the couple rebuilds in my neighborhood this spring.
Heard adult osprey chirping at a nearby lagoon
Observed 2 chicks in the nest and 1 adult tending to them.
Viewed the tail of an adult sitting in the nest chirping
I've been observing mom on the nest for approximately a week and a half
Today was the first day I saw the pair together - one in the nest the other on a limb above. Fingers crossed for little ones this year!!
One Osprey arrived back to the nest 2/19/2016
I been monitoring the nest all summer - no evidence of chicks. Although I cannot see directly into the nest I have not observed any evidence of chicks - no little heads, no fledging activity. The pair are frequently perched in the tree near the nest, however I do not think there are any little ospreys this summer.
First observed an Osprey on the nest today!
Seeing one of the pair sitting on a limb near the nest almost daily; hearing the pair call to each other frequently throughout the day
3/15 - the pair have been very active - calling, fishing in the lagoon nearby and moving about
We've been watching this nest for 3 years.