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Cell Stations on Water Tower
This is a new nest in 2020. It is on the south side of the water tower in the Spring Lake Public Works yard. The nest faces the North Branch of Wreck Pond. It is occupied as of July 2, 2020, but difficult to determine the number of chicks due to the height of the nest. However, an adult was observed overseeing the nest.
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2022 - Kat C.2020 - Kat C.
aAdult Arrival4/2/22
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by Kat C.
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Kat C.
Adult arrival04/02/2022Nestlings
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

04/13/2022 by Kat C.
This nest was removed by communications workers on Jan. 31, 2022. On March 22, a pair of fish crows began building a nest on the site. On April 2, the ospreys arrived, drove off the fish crows, and began rebuilding the nest. The nest is not as large as the previous one but seems to be more protected. At just before 2 PM this afternoon, one of the osprey arrived at the nest with a fish. The other osprey promptly dropped into the nest. Unsure if there are eggs yet. The pair have been extremely active the past week.

06/20/2021 by Kat C.
This nest has been active throughout May into early June. However, what appear to be Verizon workmen have been seen on weekends using a bucket lift to work on the cells on the tower. I observed the lift raised in early June but no workmen were present. On June 19, however, 3 workmen were present and working within feet of the osprey nest. See photos.

06/20/2021 by Kat C.
At 8 AM, Sunday, June 20, I was able to confirm that the nest is still occupied. I saw an adult osprey bring a fish to the nest and observed movement within. A series of photos show an osprey head bobbing in and out of sight inside the nest. See photo.

04/27/2021 by Kat C.
Ospreys are again at the water tower nest in 2021! They arrived in late March and are observed daily. Photos included here are from April 10 and April 19. They are still at the nest today, April 27.

07/02/2020 by Kat C.
This nest is new in 2020. Parents may be young raised in the nearby Warren Avenue nest site. Parents are active around this nest, although due to its height, it is difficult to tell how many are occupying it.