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Osprey Nest Platform
Wooden platform installed on an independant pole. Nest was moved from T-Mobile tower due to tower damage. This nest was particularly large and had been in the cell tower for over a decade. A deterrent was put up in the tower. The osprey had no proble
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2013 - barbibird2012 - barbibird
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation3/14/13
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed4/23/12
xNest Failure4/23/12
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed04/23/2012
Incubation initiationNest failure04/23/2012
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/14/2013Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/17/2014 by barbibird
This nest is now inactive 2014

03/22/2013 by barbibird
This nest most likely started incubating in early March. We'll have to count backwards!

03/22/2013 by barbibird
Also, there was 1 stray calico cat at the tower.

01/09/2013 by barbibird
Replaced wooden platform with fiberglass dish and added a perch December 2012.

05/18/2012 by barbibird
THe pair does not seem to be tending the nest. Has stomped down the deterrents on the cell tower and are rebuilding up there again.

04/24/2012 by barbibird
Two osprey chicks found dead under platform on 4/23. One was blown out and likely broke his neck. The other may have been kicked out or walked off the side of the platform nest about a week ago, much smaller and lots of ants present. So far the adult female continues to tend the nest so at this point I am still thinking that there is 1 more up there.