Steve J reports: Yesterday I saw an Osprey fly temporarily into the nest. Today no activity. The nest has not been fixed up/tended to. Still looks shabby
Steve J reports: No activity....nest may have been abandoned
Steve reports: NO activity; The nest has been listed as inactive for this season.
Steve J reports: As for 7531, I am sorry to say I have not seen any activity the last 3-4 times I visited.
Steve J reports: A few days ago I was happy to see an Osprey in the nest and another on an a branch above the nest.
This evening only 1 Osprey above the nest.
Steve J reports: No activity, nest is looking rather dislodged.
Steve J. reports:Almost every time I check (which is often) there is a single Osprey on a branch above the nest. Last night the Osprey was eating a fish. This morning standing on a branch. As we have said before I think this was an unsuccessful year. I hope the golf course peeps do not once again cut the limb and nest off this winter.
NOTE: This nest has struggled this year. With no evidence of incubation/nestlings it has been marked as unsuccessful this season. It did seem active, with the pair working on the nest, but maybe it is a young pair that didn't get it right. We hope for success next season.
Steve J reports: I have been checking on the nest daily fir the past wk.
Usually I see 1 if not 2 Osprey standing on limbs above the nest. I have not seen evidence of a young one. On 3 occasions I have seen one of the Osprey bring back sticks....I assume working on the nest. The Assistant Golf Superintendent again told me this morning he has heard chicks. I see no evidence of that at all.
It has been a tough go for the nest. Last winter the golf peeps took down the branch/nest. 3 wks or so on a windy evening a branch went right through the nest. And now a small tropical storm.
Steve J reports:I am somewhat concerned about nest 7531. I was out of town for 3 wks in May. During that time Jim H said he thought there were chicks in the nest. Recently the Assistant Golf Supervisor told me he also formally heard the chicks chirping. Several times I saw either Mom or Dad sitting high.
Last Sunday a wind storm came through and sent a branch into the nest. Since the only activity I have seen is either Mom or Dad standing on the branches above the nest.
I will keep on watching.
NOTE: Added photo showing the damage to the nest.
Steve J reports: The osprey is visible in the nest. Cannot confirm there are nestlings, although they may be.
Steve J reports:Most of the visits I see an Osprey standing on a branch above the nest and another Osprey on the nest. Jim H who is somewhat of a Naturalist thinks they have an active nest with babies.
NOTE: Based on this observation and photos, we are assuming that incubation has begun, but we will wait to determine if there are chicks in the nest.
Steve J reports some good news: This was the nest the tree/Golf course people cut down the branch with the nest.
I have been watching the tree for the past 6 wks or so. I have often seen a single Osprey in the tree. The nest has been slowly rebuilt in the same tree. The nest is still rather small. Twice in the past 5-6 days I have seen a second Osprey in the Nest.
Steve J reports: This tree was removed after last osprey season.
As sad as it is once again an Osprey stands on a branch above the former nest.
I assume waiting for the mate to return. Hopefully the mate will return and they will rebuild in the near future.
This nest is no longer there. The tree was taken down.
Steve J reports: I have checked on the past 3 late afternoons. Previously we were pretty confident we had 2 fledglings.
1 evening I did not see any activity.
1 evening I saw an Osprey standing on the side of the nest. Inside the
nest I could see the head of another Osprey.
Last evening I could only see the head of an Osprey in the next.
NOTE: This probably means that all is well with the nest and the behavior is what is expected. Both fledged but still returning to the nest for several weeks. We will close out this nest for the season as it successfully fledged 2 young.
Steve J reports: I just went by to check on the nest.......2 Osprey in the nest with 2 other Osprey in the branches above the nest. That confirms 2 fledgings.
Steve J reports: I have been watching the nest for the last several days/wk. I am pretty confident there are 2 Fledglings. NOTE: Based on this, we are indicating 2 fledglings instead of 1.
Steve J reports: Once I saw 3 Osprey on a branch above the nest. Once or twice I could see 1 Osprey in the nest. Other times nobody was in the nest. NOTE: Based on this report, we are noting at least 1 fledgling. Although we cannot confirm the date of hatching, if the incubation date was in the ball park, the nest would have hatched in May. Fledging would seem to be right on target.
Steve J reports: #7531 3 of the last 4 days an Osprey has been sitting/standing (I would lean towards sitting). I did not see any feeding behavior.
on the side of the nest. A 4th time both Osprey were on 2 limbs above the nest.
Steve J reports: I have visited the nest several times recently. The mom ([ guess)is on the nest......seems to be sitting higher on the nest, is more visible.
Steve J reports: Osprey on nest.
Steve J reports: 7531......I could see the top of the head of mom tucked into the nest
NOTE: Based on this, we will guess that incubation has started.
Steve J reports: I have checked on 3 times in the past wk and am unable to see an Osprey in the nest.
The first 2 times I saw no activity.
The last time I saw the 2 Ospreys in the branches above the nest.
Steve J reports: #7531 An Osprey has been visible standing on a tree lime above the nest. But I have been unable to see an Osprey in the next the past 3 times I have looked. It is possible she is there but cannot be seen?
Steve J reports: nest 7531-
In general one Osprey on nest the other in the tree. Yesterday when I checked both were standing on the tree limb above
Steve J reports: I have been concerned about nest #7531. It looks a bit shabby. That being said yesterday 1 Osprey was on the nest and another on a branch above the nest.
Steve J reports: 7531.........the nest looks pretty unkept. I did not see any activity yesterday. Today, no activity in the immediate area but not far away 2 Osprey were circling.
Steve J reports: On 2 occasions I have seen what I think is the fledging either on the side of the nest or in the tree above it.
Steve J reports: I have been watching the nest the past few days. I am confident there is 1 baby (at least). I will continue to watch.
Steve J reports: I have been watching nest #7442 and 7531. Actually the same report for both. The parents seem to be very attentive......standing on the side of the nests and or in the tree above/around the nest. I can see a small head peeping above in both nests.
NOTE: We will assume there is at least 1 chick in this nest and will alter it if another is spotted. Again, because this nest was found so late, we can not provide reliable data on when the pair returned, egg laying etc. We will list hatching as June 1st...since that would make the chick at least a week old and more likely to be visible in the nest.
Steve J reports: One Osprey in tree above the nest. I could see a bit of movement in the nest...looked like adult Osprey. NOTE: Incubation appears to be happening, but we do not know when it began.
This is a new nest spotted by Steve J on 5-6-19. Because it was spotted later, we can not document the arrival date of the pair etc.