Nickname
Swifts Neck1
Coordinates
(41.74, -70.7168)
Substrate
Utility Pole
Description
Corner of Shore Avenue & Beach Street
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
What to look for
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2023 - Dascas2412022 - Dascas2412021 - Dascas2412020 - Dascas241
aAdult Arrival4/2/234/9/224/14/214/30/20
aOccupiedYesYesNoNo
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings100
eFledglings
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure7/22/224/26/215/25/20
xReason For Nest Failureotherotheradult abandonment

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2023 2022 2021 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by Dascas241
Adult arrival04/30/2020Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure05/25/2020
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureadult abandonment
2021 Nest Activity Report by Dascas241
Adult arrival04/14/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure04/26/2021
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurePair cannot get a nest built, sometimes the grasses and sticks just fall, sometimes crows have torn it apart as they try to get nest started. Adult seen several times this week sitting on the pole again, but no nest building success.
2022 Nest Activity Report by Dascas241
Adult arrival04/09/2022Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure07/22/2022
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureAdults were able to rebuild after nest was removed by electric co. but not able to stay due to other osprey bothering/attaching them.
2023 Nest Activity Report by Dascas241
Adult arrival04/02/2023Nestlings1
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

04/18/2023 by Dascas241
This nest has failed for 3 years running. Birds were young, had issues building nest, other osprey chasing them off, electric company removing nest etc. This year they are doing great! They are very large, absolutely beautiful, nest looks awesome!!

05/09/2022 by Dascas241
Well persistence is thy name, after nest was taken down by ever source on 4/26/2022 the pair said the heck with you and rebuilt underneath the cross poles that were put in place to keep them off the utility pole! They are small enough to fit under the cross poles and are more protected now from other prey.

04/26/2022 by Dascas241
Was so excited to see this pair get a nest built in their 3rd year attempt and Eversource showed up today to pull it down!

04/26/2022 by Dascas241
Was so excited to see this pair finally get a nest built in their 3rd year attempt and Eversource showed up to pull it down today.

03/29/2022 by Dascas241
Pair just cannot seem to get a nest established. Hopefully this year they will return and be successful!

08/05/2020 by Dascas241
Nest destroyed in storm. Not one stick is left.

07/26/2020 by Dascas241
2 osprey occasionally show up to the nest very early in the morning, but do not stay long.

06/13/2020 by Dascas241
Occasionally one bird will show up in the early morning works on nest, calls and sometimes a second bird comes but she/he chases it away.

05/25/2020 by Dascas241
Adult(s) show up to nest occasionally, but they do not look like the birds that built the nest. These are larger adult(s). They may have chased off the original 2. The younger osprey were being harassed by other osprey.

05/18/2020 by Dascas241
Nest is looking great. We have been providing sticks each morning on beach and they plus neighboring osprey have been utilizing. 3rd osprey still hanging around, seems to be 2nd and a larger male looking to take over, but not having any luck.

05/13/2020 by Dascas241
We brought some branches from area and spread them on the beach. This and the dying down of the winds has helped them get a base started. They are still being harassed by a larger osprey on and off. Not sure where they go at night but they are not staying in the nest at night just returning in the morning, staying all day, fishing and trying to build a nest, leaving around 7p.m. each day.

05/10/2020 by Dascas241
Nest has fallen down again, only some grass remains, see photo.

05/08/2020 by
Pair are doing a little better with nest building. We have brought sticks and spread them along the beach so in addition to beach grass they have gotten a stick out two to stay up. They really cannot get this nest building going. We keep gathering the sticks that drop to ground and take them back to the beach and they keep trying!! Persistence may win out!

05/06/2020 by Dascas241
This pair show up every morning, drag grass from beach to try to build a nest but no success. Grasses keep falling, they only brought 1 stick and by end of day it is all on the ground below. They stay together on beach, fish, go to “nest” eat, not sure where they go at night, but back in morning to try again. Saw them on grass pile on beach late afternoon today but tide cam in and washed it away, they are back sitting on pole. They have me worried and I doubt they will ever get a proper nest built.

05/03/2020 by Dascas241
Well it seams our new pair are not giving up quite yet. They were busy this morning starting a nest with grasses from the beach. Returned again at 5p.m. and sat on the very tiny nest of grass. Fishing in front of our house, will see if they continue to build nest in the coming days.

05/01/2020 by Dascas241
New pair showed up again but again heavy winds so nothing was staying put on the pole.

04/30/2020 by Dascas241
New pair arrived in area on Thursday April 30, 2020. Attempted to start building a nest on the utility pole on the corner of Beach Street and Shore Avenue. The 3 nesting pairs in the area were having none of it and kept chasing and dive bombing at them. Also it were very heavy winds so any grass that actually made it to the pole was blown off.