Carol C reports: At first the nest looked empty, but soon after I arrived a male flew into the nest with nesting material and carefully arranged a small stick. He was looking around as if waiting for the female, but I did not see her while I was there.
Carol C reports: The nest is still hanging down and needs a lot of repair.
Carol C reports: No change in nest...falling down. Looks like it could be repaired though. No birds in sight.
Carol C reports:The nest is still at the top of the dead tree trunk. It is very disheveled. There was a Cooper's Hawk sitting at the nest.
Carol C reports: Checked the nest one last time. No birds in or around nest, confirming that they have fully fledged and left.
Carol C reports: No osprey in or around the nest. I believe they have fledged and left the nesting area.
Carol C reports: There were two osprey in the nest looking around. One was doing a lot of wing flapping. While it is hard to be sure, I think both are nestlings.
Karen R reports: Went by the nest twice today. Did not see or hear adults or nestlings.
NOTE: While we have photos showing two nestlings, our latest observations indicate only one. It is possible there is only one that has survived.
UPDATE: July I know think that one of the nestlings was off flying when we spotted only one in the nest.
Mary Alice T reports: : I stopped by today and saw only one nestling in nest and Mom on nearby tree. Mom eventually flew over to nest and started eating, but made no attempt to feed the nestling. Men working on both sides of Leg-O-Mutton making lots of noise with machinery. Mom flew off after she was done eating. Dad did 2 fly-bys as Mom was eating. I did not observe another nestling and don't think there are 2. 5 photos attached.
Carol C reports: There were two osprey in the nest. While I thought there were two nestlings, now we think it might have been 1 nestling and an adult. One remained visible while I observed but the other ducked back into the nest. There was no chirping from the nest. I heard another osprey as it flew by across the street and down the road a ways. It didn't approach the nest. (3 photos added)
Mary Alice T reports: No adults around, but lone nestling sitting up high. Didn't make any noise. At one point an Osprey adult flew overhead, but did not stop of come lower. Nestling looks healthy and well. Stretching her wings!! 5 photos attached.
Carol C reports: No activity at the nest today.
Mary Alice T reports: When I first arrived, I could only see Mom, who had right wing raised and was obviously shading a chick. Then I saw another chick on Mom's left side and she began shading that chick with her wing. Dad flew over a couple of times. 5 photos added (a couple are zoomed in).
Mary Alice T reports:
Adult Mom sitting up in nest. Could hear chick making noises. Dad flew overhead, but didn't stop. At certain times she was clearly looking "down" at chick! 5 photos attached.
Karen R reports: Stopped by an hour ago... saw Mom several times moving around in top of nest ... then Dad flew in for a minute or two and flew off (didn't see any twigs or food in his mouth)... i sat there for several minutes and heard 'chirps'... i played my iBirdpro sounds for osprey and i am quite sure what I heard out my window was the same chirp I heard on my cell phone.... one could only hope!
NOTE: Based on recent reports, we are indicating at least 1 nestling and will update when number is confirmed
Combined observations of Mary Alice T and Carol C:
About 11:00AM, there was an adult down in the nest with just the top of its head barely visible. It was very noisy at the nest for about 30 seconds after arriving, and then all was quiet.
Later in the day:
Clearly an adult Osprey sitting on nest. Not sure if Mom or Dad. Was there when I passed earlier - 1:45pm or so - and then when I stopped to take some shots. So happy they are nesting here! 2 photos added
Karen R reports: Stopped by today on way to HHI and saw one adult … listened for chicks but no sounds
Steve H/Karen R reports: I went by the nest today. The bird was hanging out nearby. The nest is hard to see.
Carol C reports: Checked the nest about 10:30 on 5/29. Dad was making a lot of noise from a nearby tree. At first, I couldn't see anything in/at the nest. However, after several minutes Mom started calling from the nest and popped up her head. I still cannot be sure if their are little ones, but this nest is very high and covered in vegetation. My guess is that there may be a chick or more that are not yet visible. Maybe next time! Photos added - 2 of the male on the tree and one of the female's head in the nest.
Karen R reports: Stopped by today(5/27) around 3PM - waited a few minutes but did not see any more activity than the adult in image posted.
Carol C reports: On 5/16 there was an adult upright in the nest. On 5/17 as I drove by I saw no activity, but couldn't stop to really observe.
Carol C reports: No osprey seen, but at least one was heard. Interesting to also see 3 Mississippi Kites in the area.
Karen R reports: Adult seen flying into nest. 2 photos added.
Karen R reports: It was an adult I saw in the top of the tree but no chicks .. almost looks like it could be the male with a branch in it's mouth? I was thrilled to at least see activity.
2 images added
Carol C reports: About noon, I checked the nest and heard Mom calling, but couldn't see her. After a few minutes, her head popped up from the nest. Shortly after, Dad flew in with a fish, briefly paused at the nest, and flew to a nearby tree. Dad stayed there eating a fish. While he must have left something in the nest for Mom, she wasn't happy with it. She appeared to eat briefly and then began calling, Dad ignored her and continued to enjoy his fish. I had to leave before he was finished. Mom is still incubating.
Bob C reports: Saw a head sticking out of the nest indicating incubation continues.
Carol C reports: Very quiet at the nest. Hard to tell if she is still down in the nest incubating. If she is, the eggs probably will hatch the second week in May. We hope to see some little nestlings!
Carol C reports: It was difficult to tell if Mom was down in the nest. No osprey in the area. Very quiet. I do think she is incubating.
Carol C reports: Mary Alice T and Carol C both saw the female in the nest this week. We are confident she is incubating as of at least 4-5-22, but it is possible it started a few days before.
Mary Alice T reports: spotted this Osprey on nest at 3:41pm 4/1/22 - Stopped car and got of a couple of shots before she flew over to the area of Indigo Run. Hope it will be viable this year!
Bob C reports: One osprey down in nest. Assume the pair is back and it is possible she is on eggs.
Carol C reports: Although the nest appears to be in disarray, an osprey (probably a male) was perched at the top looking around.
Steve E reports: No activity. The nest is going to need a lot of rehabbing.
Steve E reports: Same as usual. No osprey.
NOTE: If we were correct on the hatching about 5/2, these two should have fledged by now. We will close off this nest but cannot definitely say that they fledged.
Steve E reports: The usual - the nest is still completely hidden and I did not hear or see anything. On the other hand it looked the same as always.
Steve E reports: One adult perched on the nest when I got there. Nobody else was seen or heard.
Steve E reports: 2 adults circling overhead. Impossible to see the nest as you know. Nothing to hear today either.
Steve E reports: The nest is completely obscured by leaves. Didn't see anything but the chicks are still there
Steve E reports: Indeed they are there! You can probably tell that the nest is 95% hidden behind leaves. I was a second away from asking if we were talking about the same nest when I heard a commotion and saw the very top of one chick's head. Then this happened! (photos posted)
Mary Alice T reports: driving by nest on Leg-o-mutten and saw male eating fish on top of nest and spotted female's tail feathers sticking out of nest. Dad has fish in his talons. They both flew off while I was there, but Mom flew back after a short fly-by...
Steve E reports: I still don't see any activity in the nest but that lone osprey was there again, this time he/she was perched on the nest
Steve E reports: Still no activity in the nest but there was an osprey perched on a nearby tree. He/She flew away from the area shortly after I got there and disappeared.
Steve E reports: No activity (except for a crow that flew into the nest guaranteeing that nobody else is there)
Steve E reports: No activity at the nest.
Steve E reports: No activity yet.
Steve E reports: No activity at the nest this morning.There doesn't seem to be a well formed nest there, compared to a few other active nests I've seen.
On July 26, Mary Alice T again contacted Carol C because she did see more activity, although the nest is really not visible. Mary Alice reported her Observations: Observed two adults perched close together on tall tree to the left of where the possible nest is. Then female flew off and circled a couple of times and landed on a small limb in the tree where the possible nest is. Perched there and then dove (jumped) down into tree. Re-emerged about 10 minutes later and circled again and then landed back on the small branch by the nest. Male osprey stayed on his perch the entire time. I feel certain there are nestlings in this nest presently. ... 6 photos.
Based on this second confirmed siting of Osprey at this possible nest, we created the nest. While there is little we can add this year, we will check it in the winter to see if we can actually spot the nest. We will monitor the site for 2020-2021.
This is a very difficult nest to see or to confirm. On June 2, Mary Alice T, contacted me about this possible new nest since she saw an osprey land in a " clump of vegetation" that was well hidden. Another osprey flew off to a tree limb. Carol C went to investigate but did not see any osprey and could not confirm a nest. It is extremely difficult to see. We made a note to check the site in Dec. when the vegetation died off to see if we could spot a nest.