Fennon2 Nest
(48.1016, -114.14)
Dead Tree
this is what i called the 'frustration nest' for the fennon way pair, but in reality, this is a new pair using this nest. per j/w, this nest hasn't been used by ospreys in at least 4 years.
What to look for
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2016 - spartanmt2015 - spartanmt
aAdult Arrival4/22/164/14/15
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation5/28/165/7/15
cClutch Hatching6/15/15
eFirst Chick Fledging8/18/15
fChicks Last Observed8/24/15
xNest Failure7/7/16
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by spartanmt
Adult arrival04/14/2015Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging08/18/2015
Egg layingChicks last observed08/24/2015
Incubation initiation05/07/2015Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/15/2015Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by spartanmt
Adult arrival04/22/2016Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation05/28/2016Nest failure07/07/2016
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/28/2016 by spartanmt
moving out of area next month, will be unable to complete my osprey nest monitoring :-(

07/21/2016 by spartanmt

07/17/2016 by spartanmt
one adult standing on side of nest

07/10/2016 by spartanmt
nest is empty today, no osprey in sight. probably the hailstorm in late may took out the eggs at this nest, too.

07/07/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating. i'm beginning to think this is another failed nest, that the egg is nonviable. will wait until next round to officially give up

07/01/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/26/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating, dad in adjacent tree, both alarm calling, i could never locate intruder

06/23/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/19/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/17/2016 by spartanmt
mom eating in the nest

06/13/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/10/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/06/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating, watched dad fly into nearby tree

06/04/2016 by spartanmt
mom incubating

05/29/2016 by spartanmt
finally, we have incubation!

05/27/2016 by spartanmt
one in nest but not incubating that i could tell. big hailstorm last night, worried that it might have destroyed eggs in some of my nests.

05/17/2016 by spartanmt
one standing in nest, one on tree, guess incubation will probably start while i'm on vacation the next 8 days

05/15/2016 by spartanmt
one bird perched in tree overlooking nest, no bird in nest bowl

05/08/2016 by spartanmt
one standing in nest

05/06/2016 by spartanmt
one standing in nest

05/04/2016 by spartanmt
mom standing in nest, dad on nearby tree

05/02/2016 by spartanmt
no one around nest

04/29/2016 by spartanmt
one in nest, one in nearby tree

04/26/2016 by spartanmt
one standing in nest, one perched in tree

04/22/2016 by spartanmt
well i missed some real drama here today. when i first arrived, it was deja vu - mama goose standing in the nest. there was one osprey flying around her, but not attacking. i went for my hour walk; when i returned, mama goose was gone, one osprey was in the nest, and the other osprey was eating a fish in the adjacent tree! boy, i would have loved to see the baton exchange at this nest (or maybe not)

04/21/2016 by spartanmt
goose still in nest yesterday. i think this male might be the one harassing the sowerwine pair yesterday *the nests are right down the slough from each other, and possibly also the male putting sticks on sowerwine's middle nest in frustration.

04/18/2016 by spartanmt
goslings hatched in this nest, one osprey has returned to its home, per joanie. update 4/18 evening: goose mama still in nest, but she's standing, so she looks like an osprey from afar, but not. from her posture, i'm guessing she and her goslings will be gone tomorrow.

09/06/2015 by spartanmt

08/31/2015 by spartanmt
empty nest

08/24/2015 by spartanmt
nest was empty when i drove by the first time; an hour later, chick was in nest eating a fish.

08/19/2015 by spartanmt
finally, an empty nest!

08/12/2015 by spartanmt
One healthy female chick with full crop wingercizing in nest

08/06/2015 by spartanmt
chick standing in nest, no parents around

08/02/2015 by spartanmt
only one chick left in this nest, adult standing guard in nearby tree

07/27/2015 by spartanmt
hayfield cut so i could get nearer the nest today. watched for about 10 minutes, one chick moving around nest and wingercizing, no sign of any sibling, both parents gone. cold and rainy this morning. this looks to be a nice healthy female nestling (distinct necklace)

07/24/2015 by spartanmt
mom standing in nest, one chick moving around before laying down, did not see 2nd chick

07/21/2015 by spartanmt
mom standing in nest, calling for dad. chick/s laying down, saw one head pop up for an instant

07/16/2015 by spartanmt
one chick standing up in nest, didn't see the other one, both parents gone

07/12/2015 by spartanmt
mom feeding one chick, other chick did not make an appearance

07/08/2015 by spartanmt
mom standing in nest, one chick visible this morning

07/01/2015 by spartanmt
mom feeding at least two chicks, i keep thinking i see a 3rd head, but can't confirm.

06/27/2015 by spartanmt
two chicks being fed!

06/24/2015 by spartanmt
after july, the nearby hayfield will be cut, and i will be able to get much closer to this nest than i can right now. observed mom laying in nest, no sign of dad or chicks this morning, but i am watching from quite a distance...

06/21/2015 by spartanmt
mom laying in nest, no other activity observed today

06/19/2015 by spartanmt
mom laying in nest, snoozing.

06/15/2015 by spartanmt
mom and dad both in nest, one parent is definitely feeding a tiny one deep in the nest bowl

06/12/2015 by spartanmt
mom incubating

06/08/2015 by spartanmt
got back from 2-week vacation to find mom blissfully incubating today.

05/21/2015 by spartanmt
mom incubating

05/09/2015 by spartanmt
mom incubating

05/07/2015 by spartanmt
female incubating

05/04/2015 by spartanmt
female standing in nest, male perched in nearby tree. this is in the area with lots of intruders harassing at least 5 established nests right now, although didn't see this pair getting bothered today

05/03/2015 by spartanmt
both in nest area today. one standing in nest, one in nearby tree.