standish shores
(41.7381, -70.7062)
Utility Pole
standish shores preserve
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2023 - dee2022 - dee2021 - dee2020 - dee
aAdult Arrival3/28/234/3/223/27/213/25/20
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/28/235/2/224/23/215/1/20
cClutch Hatching6/25/226/12/20
eFirst Chick Fledging8/1/227/25/20
fChicks Last Observed8/6/227/31/20
xNest Failure6/1/214/12/20
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

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

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by dee
Adult arrival03/25/2020Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging07/25/2020
Egg layingChicks last observed07/31/2020
Incubation initiation05/01/2020Nest failure04/12/2020
Clutch hatching06/12/2020Reason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2021 Nest Activity Report by dee
Adult arrival03/27/2021Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/23/2021Nest failure06/01/2021
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by dee
Adult arrival04/03/2022Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging08/01/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed08/06/2022
Incubation initiation05/02/2022Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/25/2022Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by dee
Adult arrival03/28/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/28/2023Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

05/02/2022 by dee
First attempt blew down in storm a couple of weeks ago. After sitting on the bare pole for a couple of days, they have rebuilt and she appears to have settled in.

04/06/2022 by dee
Last year's nest blew down in the course of winter's storms. There's no platform_ just a telephone pole in the marsh, but somehow they get a nest to balance. Ospreys returned to the pole on 4/3 and have assembled a messy bunch of sticks so far. hoping this evolves into a nest!

05/28/2021 by dee
Mom was sitting on the nest until yesterday. Now the nest has been mostly untended all morning, with both ospreys coming and going a bit this afternoon. I can't see any sign of babies yet, but still hopeful.

04/23/2021 by dee
After days of flying around (5 in the sky over the marsh!), I think she has settled into incubation. They did no repairs to the nest but just got down to business. Hope all goes well.

04/02/2021 by dee
First osprey arrived on March 27. Today #2 arrived. The nest, balanced on a telephone pole, is still there but looks a bit precarious. Hope they can maintain that balance!

07/13/2020 by dee
3 large babies in nest, making a racket. Watched one stand at the edge of the nest and flap, but didn't get anywhere. Shouldn't be long!

06/21/2020 by dee
Correction- there are 3 babies in the nest! As the oak trees between my house and the nest in the marsh get bigger and leafier it is harder see the nest.

06/12/2020 by dee
Babies! I can see two babies in the nest, with Mom feeding them.

06/07/2020 by dee
She is still sitting on the nest. No babies yet!

05/26/2020 by dee
She has been sitting on the nest every day- very conscientious!Not much else to report.

05/03/2020 by dee
The nest has been rebuilt and she appears to have settled in. When they rebuilt they included a flat piece of wood or bark which sticks up and acts as a privacy fence, making it difficult to spy on them!

04/23/2020 by dee
Since the nest blew down over a week ago, they have rebuilt somewhat. They spent several days sitting on the pole or flying around, and finally got to work rebuilding. The new nest is smaller and messier but they appear to be done building.

04/13/2020 by dee
Sad to report that the nest blew down in the winds on Saturday, leaving 2 birds on a bare pole Easter morning. As of noon time today they are gone.

04/10/2020 by dee
First osprey arrive 3/25, followed by #2 on 4/6. Spent 2 days sitting on pole and thinking about things; have begun to build nest on top of utility pole. So far so good