Riegelsville--kalys osprey nest #2
(40.5854, -75.1949)
communications tower
located on rte 611 Riegelsville pa on a tower at the property of the Penn Community Bank.
What to look for
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2022 - CyclistBarb2018 - kz
aAdult Arrival3/29/18
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging7/24/22
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by kz
Adult arrival03/29/2018Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/24/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/25/2022 by CyclistBarb
8:55 a.m. I pulled into the bank driveway and saw that the nestlings had fledged and were not in the nest. Only the adult was perched on one of the posts.

07/22/2022 by CyclistBarb
8:03 a.m. Both chicks are now large enough to be seen from the PA side, closer up. I pulled into the bank driveway and since it was early, parked there. One chick was "branching" on a horizontal bar of the tower. The other was sitting up tall near the nest, on the tower platform. I didn't see the adults. It would appear that these chicks will soon fledge if they haven't already.

07/12/2022 by CyclistBarb
2:30 p.m. The female was perched on a tower post. One chick was up preening, the other was lying down and more difficult to see except when it moved.

06/29/2022 by CyclistBarb
11:40 a.m. The female was sitting on the nest with one chick to the north side of her way down. I could just see the top of its head. The other chick was to the south side and partially hidden by the tower structure.

06/21/2022 by CyclistBarb
11:38 a.m. From Old River Rd I saw what I thought was an adult at first, but moving slightly north and zooming in with my scope, I realized it was a big chick, sitting up tall! Another big nestling and the adult female were sitting to the left of the first nestling that I spotted! Two nestlings! I saw another adult soaring over the nest which was probably the male.

06/16/2022 by CyclistBarb
4:15 p.m. From the PA side I could see nothing in the nest. From Old River Rd on the NJ side I saw an adult sitting high on the nest as though brooding or watching nestlings. Its back was toward me so I couldn't tell if it was the female, but I would assume so.

06/03/2022 by CyclistBarb
11:15 a.m. There is no good viewing spot for this nest that I found in Pennsylvania. From the parking area at the bank or nearby on the road, one is so close as to be looking up at the bottom of the nest not at the birds in the nest. I saw an adult sitting on the nest, but with foliage now fully out, the tower is hidden except from quite far away. The chicks will have to be large before one can see them.

05/11/2022 by CyclistBarb
9:25 a.m. I drove around the bank parking lot and stopped a couple places nearby but there wasn't a good spot for viewing inside the nest. I took a photo from the NJ side on Old River Rd not far from the Holland osprey tower nest, but it wasn't clear that there was an adult on the nest as the photo was zoomed to the extreme.

04/04/2022 by CyclistBarb
2:08 p.m. As I was driving on Old River Rd in NJ doing osprey nest checks, I spotted a cell tower in PA across the river with an adult perched on the structure. I looked it up and there is a nest reported at that site.

03/29/2018 by kz
200 pm two osprey seen on the tower.