Barneys Point
(41.7449, -70.7055)
Utility Pole
Nest on utility pole at the curve of Parkwood Drive overlooking Barneys Point
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2023 - saphyress2022 - saphyress2021 - lost_bird2020 - lost_bird
aAdult Arrival3/28/234/2/224/9/213/22/20
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/28/214/28/20
cClutch Hatching6/10/226/5/206/7/20
eFirst Chick Fledging8/3/20
fChicks Last Observed9/7/20
xNest Failure6/7/21
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by lost_bird
Adult arrival03/22/2020Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging08/03/2020
Egg layingChicks last observed09/07/2020
Incubation initiation04/28/2020Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/07/2020Reason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by lost_bird
Adult arrival04/09/2021Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/28/2021Nest failure06/07/2021
Clutch hatching06/05/2020Reason for nest failureunknown reason
2022 Nest Activity Report by saphyress
Adult arrival04/02/2022Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching06/10/2022Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by saphyress
Adult arrival03/28/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

06/02/2023 by saphyress
Mom is laying very low in the nest, hard to see her, and since flag was added male no longer sits in the tree next to the nest.

05/17/2023 by saphyress
We were gone a few days and came back to a flagpole right near the nest, and no ospreys! I reached out to the Parkwood Beach Assoc, we'll see what they say.

05/17/2023 by lost_bird
Sure hope the ospreys are not disturbed by a big new flag that was recently put nearby :-( [see photo]

04/04/2023 by saphyress
Saw what looks like new work on the nest over the last week. Today saw one in the nest, then flew off to circle around. Lady nearby said she'd been seeing activity for about a week.

04/04/2023 by lost_bird
There are photos posted in the neighborhood Facebook page of an osprey on the nest.

07/23/2022 by saphyress
They are doing great, both babies are almost the size of the parents and practicing flying

06/27/2022 by saphyress
Definitely at least two there, the nest is angled so hard to get a clear view but a couple of good sized heads were poking out. Parents are always nearby and vocal when people walk by.

06/13/2022 by saphyress
One or two nestlings, will keep an eye out to get a more accurate count. Saw little head/s poking up.

06/12/2022 by saphyress
Seems to be at least one nestling, parent was feeding it, but may be more. Will keep an eye out.

06/01/2022 by SimplySuzy
Both parents are in the nest today, spending lots of time looking inside it. Curious to know if some hatching is going on!

05/31/2022 by saphyress
Got another shot of the one with one leg, seems to be the female as the one usually in that tree next to the nest definitely has two legs. He also has a bent feather on his left wing, uploaded a couple to show that. No signs of eggs/babies yet.

05/30/2022 by saphyress
Both have been around regularly, female has been staying in next last couple of weeks. Male is usually right above her in tree or flying around.

04/29/2022 by saphyress
Continue to see both parents but neither staying on nest yet

04/21/2022 by saphyress
Do they tuck one leg under?? It really looks like he's missing his right leg.

04/21/2022 by saphyress
Consistently see two in the nest, not a great nest but slowly being filled in.

04/14/2022 by lost_bird
Slowly but surely building up the nest!

04/07/2022 by saphyress
Not making much progress on the nest but they look nice and healthy!

04/04/2022 by saphyress
Saw them flying around on Saturday and tonight they were both in the remains of last year's nest making plans for a renovation.

07/05/2021 by lost_bird
The pair is away from the nest for long periods so looks like no chicks hatched. :-(

06/27/2021 by lost_bird
The pair has been off the nest quite a bit. Starting to think that the eggs may not have hatched. The nest damage back in late April could have exposed them too much. Stay tuned.

06/22/2021 by lost_bird
The parents were off the nest this a.m. when the male had a fish (see photo) but then the female went back to it.

06/21/2021 by lost_bird
The female is off the nest a lot more, but haven't been able to spot any chicks yet. Hope there are some!

06/07/2021 by lost_bird
Saw the female off the nest for a bit on 6/5 so keeping watch but still hard to say whether there has been any hatching yet.

05/03/2021 by lost_bird
The female still appears to be incubating on the remaining nest (see photo). Saw the male bringing in nest material.

05/02/2021 by lost_bird
The female started incubating a few days ago. It still looks like she may be sitting on eggs in what little is left of the nest. Will keep watching to see how it goes.

04/30/2021 by SimplySuzy
80% of the next blew down into the road about 40 minutes ago in these high winds. We moved the debris off the road to where they can more safely retrieve it. No sign of eggs.

04/19/2021 by lost_bird
The nest weathered the weekend storm. Saw the male bringing back a fish. Doesn't look like incubation yet but maybe soon.

04/11/2021 by saphyress
Saw two hanging out today and a start to the nest

04/11/2021 by lost_bird
Watched the resident male drive away an interloper.

04/10/2021 by lost_bird
Definite stick-gathering and nest-building activity today.

04/10/2021 by lost_bird
Two birds were seen on the nest early yesterday but were not there later in the day. Will keep watch.

04/08/2021 by lost_bird
An osprey has been seen on the nest several times but may just be visiting since no building activity has happened yet. Saw a dramatic encounter with a crow today who was trying to steal the osprey's fish.

08/31/2020 by lost_bird
Parents left earlier in August. 2 of the 3 chicks were around for several weeks, now appears to be one left.

08/12/2020 by lost_bird
Last check fledged probably on Aug. 9. Have not seen much of the parents lately.

08/09/2020 by lost_bird
2 chicks have now fledged, the first several days before the 2nd. Still waiting for #3.

08/01/2020 by lost_bird
Chicks are not quite fledging yet but should be soon.

07/19/2020 by lost_bird
Several confirmed sightings of three chicks! Starting to stretch their wings.

07/13/2020 by lost_bird
Definitely 2 chicks, possibly 3? The oldest is much bigger than the other(s) (see pic).

07/01/2020 by lost_bird
Likely there are 2 chicks but hard to get a photo with both of them yet.

06/14/2020 by lost_bird
No chick sightings yet but dad is watching over the nest from a nearby tree (see photo).

06/07/2020 by lost_bird
The female was out of incubation position and appeared to be tending to something in the nest, likely the first hatchling.

04/21/2020 by lost_bird
Thought I had updated this status. Real progress was made over the weekend and there is now an actual nest (at least until the next round of high winds expected this afternoon).

04/12/2020 by lost_bird
No sign of a nest, any material brought by the birds gets blown away in these crazy winds.

04/09/2020 by lost_bird
The nesting pair is settling in. But there were 3 other ospreys harassing them this morning!

04/08/2020 by lost_bird
Saw 2 ospreys on the pole together and just a few wisps of nest material. They have a long way to go!

04/06/2020 by lost_bird
Several ospreys seen in the area but no sign of nest building yet.

03/22/2020 by lost_bird
Male has arrived as of 3/22. Still waiting for the female.