Kathy K reports:
Our nest has been mostly empty. My husband saw two birds in the nest several days ago. He said they were "squawking" at each other. He thought they were Osprey but when I went to look I didn't see anyone in the nest and just saw an Eagle on a branch by the nest.
Kathy K reports: Nest 8215 - Carol, I haven't seen any activity the last few days. A few days ago I watched as an osprey landed in the nest with nesting material. But it didn't stay long and left still holding the material.
Kathy K reports: - Yesterday (March 10th), I saw an Osprey in the nest. It didn’t stay there long, but I saw one nearby in the nest tree and other close trees. An Osprey is still around today, but I haven’t seen it in the nest.
Kathy K reports: First time I've seen an osprey on the tree where the nest is. My husband believes he saw another Osprey flying around while one was in the tree. I did see an Osprey fishing in our pond today.
Ron T observes: The nest is not currently active and I have not seen those ospreys recently. They were typically seen first in Mach each year but not nesting until April.
Ron T reports: This nest is about 800 yards from nest 4079 It’s where the pair from 4079 took up nesting last year.
This year all was fine until about a month ago. There may have been two chicks in the nest. But only one was seen for the past few weeks. Possibly the great horned owls paid a visit.
Normal progression of the one chick until June 29. The baby left the nest. Not sure why. Possibly an owl attack at night. The baby is a brancher but not a fledging. It was on the ground June 29 but when approached it successfully flew to a tree branch 10’ off the ground. It has stayed within 100 yards of its nest.
June 30 the baby cannot fly. Has made it to the ground a couple of times and now has made it to tree branches 20’ off the ground. It has been moving away from its nest. Now 300 yards away. Mom and baby stay very near each other. Mom on a nearby tree higher up but in plain sight of baby. Father has not been seen. Mother and baby call to each other and perhaps father constantly. They quiet down when I get within 50 feet.
Today I have not been able to locate the ospreys. I do not hear them. Perhaps they are moving further away.
Ron T reports: 34 Baynard Park nest appears to have the same osprey pair as last year. They showed up 3/9/22. The female stayed on nest since 3/17/22. The male brings her food as she calls. Not certain of eggs.
NOTE: Although we cannot be certain, the behavior described in this observation leads us to think she is on eggs.
Ron T reports: Ron T reports: The Osprey nest that I’m Monitoring has at least one chick It cannot be seen yet. So no confirmation if it’s one or two. The calls do not sound like two chicks. This also means that the late egg laying has meant the chick is not big enough to climb out to the nest edge and observed from the ground.
NOTE: Based on the presence of chicks, we are simply guessing that incubation began in mid-May and guessing that hatching occurred about June 20.
This nest was located in April 2021 so we do not have arrival dates of the pair and other preliminary info.
Ron T reports: The Osprey pair may be the ones who usually nest at site #4079 which is on the same street. They have been hanging around the area building the nest for two weeks, then two weeks ago the female started staying on the nest. I do not think she’s laying on eggs yet. She does get up and move around the nest when the male brings her a fish.