Long Neck
(41.7458, -70.6358)
Live Tree
Long Neck Cemetery, Point Independence, MA
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2021 - scm2020 - scm
aAdult Arrival4/19/21
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure12/20/07
xReason For Nest Failureother

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

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by scm
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure12/20/0007
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureIt appears that the female died. See details in diary.
2021 Nest Activity Report by scm
Adult arrival04/19/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

04/19/2021 by scm
Two osprey in nest. A sunny morning.

09/04/2020 by scm
My interpretation of the observations, is that the female was the dead bird in cemetery. The male hung around for a long time after she died. I wonder if there were eggs in the nest.

07/29/2020 by scm
Osprey flew away from nest/tree as I approached the edge of the cemetery.

07/28/2020 by scm
One osprey perched on nest.

07/25/2020 by scm
The usual scene: adult perched above the nest. No activity in the nest.

07/22/2020 by scm
One adult perched above the nest. Sitting in the rain.

07/21/2020 by scm
Large adult flew off from tree with nest as I arrived. There was a dead bird in the cemetery below the nest last week. I think it was an osprey. And now there is only one adult hanging out by the nest.Today the dead bird has been removed from the cemetery. I have a photo taken earlier of the dead bird.

07/12/2020 by scm
Dead bird on ground in cemetery near the nest. It could be an osprey.

06/18/2020 by scm
Female sitting low in nest. Male arrives and perches on branch above nest. (He may have brought food but I didn't actually see.) After a half hour, the female shows some interest in something in the nest and then begins feeding. After some time she moves aside. The male comes down from perch to eat, feeding from the same area of the nest. After 7 minutes, the male flies away. Female relocates to sit low in nest. Fifteen minutes later, two other osprey soaring high in the same area. One carrying what appears to be nesting material.

05/10/2020 by scm
A week ago, an osprey was perched above the nest. After some time, another arrived, appearing to navigate among branches to enter the nest which is located maybe 8-10 feet down from the top of the tree. After a third approach, it landed on nest. Stood on nest for some time, appeared unsettled at first, but later settled down. After 5 - 10 minutes, a third osprey approached. The osprey which had been perched in the upper part of the tree flew away, following (or chasing?) this third osprey. The one in the nest stayed put. After some time one osprey (returned?), joined the one in the nest. Possibly mating.

05/10/2020 by scm
Today one osprey barely visible in nest. Another osprey arrived joining the one in nest. After some fluttering around and excitement, one osprey left the nest with some food in mouth, transferred it to foot/feet mid-flight. Landed in tree by cemetery road and proceeded to eat.