Forbes Platform
(43.4396, -80.3098)
Osprey Nest Platform
A cedar platform on a 50ft utility pole along the creek connecting the old Forbes ponds to the Speed River (Mill Pond). Erected March 23rd 2016
What to look for
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2018 - Nbtobey2016 - Nbtobey
aAdult Arrival4/15/184/26/16
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation6/5/18
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/1/16
xReason For Nest Failureadult abandonment

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Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Nbtobey
Adult arrival04/26/2016Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure06/01/2016
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureadult abandonment
2018 Nest Activity Report by Nbtobey
Adult arrival04/15/2018Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation06/05/2018Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/21/2018 by Nbtobey
Adults are guarding the nest. Another adult flew into the area and were quickly chased away by the pair.

07/05/2018 by Nbtobey
There appears to be nestlings!! Adult feeding the chick was witnessed today.

05/13/2018 by Nbtobey
One of the adults has obviously eaten today... check out the distance it's getting in the photo...

05/07/2018 by Nbtobey
Adults building nest up. Taking turns sitting on nest. Unknown if eggs are laid.

06/18/2017 by Nbtobey
One adult continues to sit on the nest at all hours and while the other one scouts/hunts. We cannot confirm eggs or young because of access issues.

06/09/2017 by Nbtobey
An adult was observed for an hour sitting in the nest during the day hunkered down and rotating every once in a while... let's hope for eggs!! The second adult was scouting the area and flew by the nest several times.

05/04/2017 by Nbtobey
Both adults are on the nest!! They are busy building up the nest and hunting. One of them just caught a fish in the nearby water retention pond. Woooo!

04/30/2017 by Nbtobey
This morning one adult was seen on the nest... I will check early tomorrow morning for both, as I have only ever seen them together early morning...

04/24/2017 by Nbtobey
Adults have been seen in the area for the last couple weeks...

06/01/2016 by Nbtobey
the adults appear to have abandoned the nest building activities for unknown reasons... Better luck next year!

05/20/2016 by Nbtobey
The ospreys continue to build up the nest, but no sign of egg laying yet...

05/10/2016 by Nbtobey
The ospreys are definitely building a nest on the platform... I observed one of them for more than 20min going back and forth from a forest adding more and more sticks etc... The other osprey was perched on the platform watching...

05/04/2016 by Nbtobey
A pair of ospreys was spotted again using the platform, possibly engaging in mating behaviour... more branches have been added to the original platform by the ospreys... many sightings of ospreys in the area hunting and engaging in aerial acrobatics...

05/03/2016 by Nbtobey
A single osprey was spotted heading in the direction of the platform with a fish...

04/30/2016 by Nbtobey
A pair of ospreys was spotted using the platform, but soon left the area because of disturbance...

04/26/2016 by Nbtobey
A single osprey was spotted using the platform during a rain storm... many sightings of osprey nearby...

04/05/2016 by Casha
I saw an osprey flying near the treatment plant on the Speed River yesterday (4-Apr-16). Very close to this platform. :)

03/23/2016 by Nbtobey
The platform was erected on March 23rd 2016