Nickname
Weber Dam
Coordinates
(39.0425, -118.863)
Substrate
Utility Pole
Description
This appears to be a first year nest located straddled across the cross arms of a power pole that also has two transformers attached. The power pole is directly below the dam creating Weber Reservoir, and only a few feet north of the Walker River as it leaves the reservoir. This is on the Walker River Paiute Reservation.
Followers
None
What to look for
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2022 - olympus2021 - olympus2020 - olympus2019 - olympus
aAdult Arrival
aOccupiedYesYesNoYes
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings233
eFledglings2
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure1/15/20
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021 2020 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure01/15/2020
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2021 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/30/2022 by olympus
04/25/22 Female on nest incubating, turning eggs. Male did not show in the 2.5 hours I observed.

06/27/2021 by olympus
06/27/21 The Paiute Tribe closed the reservation for all of 2020 due to Covid-19, so I could not monitor the nest. They did open the reservation just this June 25, so off I went about 100 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada this morning. When I arrived, the female was in the nest, and there were obvious young also. It took awhile to get things sorted out as the young were moving about as was the adult. I was finally able to discern there were three chicks, which is what they reared two years ago. Wasn't ;long before the temp hit 100 degrees.

04/08/2020 by olympus
03/27/20 Access to this nest has been closed by the Paiute Tribe due to COVID-19. Will check later should restrictions be lifted.

04/08/2020 by olympus
03/27/20 This is the second year this nest has blown off its structure. Last year they rebuilt but so far no activity this sdeason.

08/04/2019 by olympus
008/03/19 A friend birding the area told me about this nest on Friday, 08/02/19. This appears to be a first year nest, and no nest had been reported at this location before. When I arrived this morning (a 100 mile trip one way) the female was busy feed ing three chicks, and the male was perched on a nearby power pole. This is a popular fishing site, and two men wee very close to the nest but the birds did not appear to care. I parked on the dam itself, giving an almost level view of the nest. My guess is that the chicks will leave the nest in about two weeks, so will count the three as this season's success.