ELESC Nest Box
(37.0516, -76.324)
Osprey Nest Platform
Head of Hampton River, residential neighborhood
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2022 - Shrkldy992021 - Shrkldy99
aAdult Arrival3/6/223/23/21
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/10/22
cClutch Hatching6/7/22
eFirst Chick Fledging7/18/22
fChicks Last Observed8/22/22
xNest Failure5/17/22
xReason For Nest Failureother

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

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by Shrkldy99
Adult arrival03/23/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure05/17/2022
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureWe think the competition from other Osprey and eagles nearby
2022 Nest Activity Report by Shrkldy99
Adult arrival03/06/2022Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging07/18/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed08/22/2022
Incubation initiation04/10/2022Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/07/2022Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/05/2023 by Shrkldy99
I first saw and heard an Osprey near the nest. Haven’t seen any land on the platform yet.

02/23/2023 by Shrkldy99
A neighbor first saw an Osprey on our part of the river on 02/23, not near our nest though.

08/26/2022 by Shrkldy99
We have been enjoying watching the baby bring its food back to the nest and seeing it grow. That’s been happening over the last several weeks. This week though, the nest has been empty and we think the ospreys are gone for the year.

07/20/2022 by Shrkldy99
Came home later in the day after the flight to the perch and baby was gone from the nest. Could hear the parents and maybe baby calling in the trees. Saw him back in the nest the next day and eating for himself today. Not mom feeding him. So independent!

07/18/2022 by Shrkldy99
First flight! Just to the perch.

06/27/2022 by Shrkldy99
Practicing with those wings! No flights yet.

06/13/2022 by Shrkldy99
Growing! In the nest with mom busily feeding him.

06/11/2022 by Shrkldy99
Baby certainly seems decent sized and with fluffy gray feathers all over, not small and pink. Only one baby is obvious and I rather doubt there are smaller ones still down in the nest. Today one partner (male?) brought a fish to the female (?) and the baby was very interested in it, although maybe not quite trying to take it.

06/07/2022 by Shrkldy99
Finally saw a baby! We’ve been watching, but the nest is deep, so it may have been there for a while already.

03/22/2022 by Shrkldy99
Juvenile eagle and a third Osprey hanging out in the area of the nest today. Hope our pair hold their ground!!

03/18/2022 by Shrkldy99
Looks like some mating behavior going on at the nest today!!

03/06/2022 by Shrkldy99
Osprey spotted at the nest today!

02/26/2022 by Shrkldy99
Bald eagle on the Osprey nest

06/22/2021 by Shrkldy99
To Osprey at the nest today and a mail bringing sticks.

06/20/2021 by Shrkldy99
Two Osprey at the nest today!

06/19/2021 by Shrkldy99
There’s an Osprey checking out the nest!

05/18/2021 by Shrkldy99
There’s some kind of different bird in the nest. Not an Osprey. We thought maybe duck or even a rail. There are Osprey around, but not in the nest.

05/17/2021 by Shrkldy99
Mama doesn’t seem to be in the nest anymore. :-(. A neighbor mentioned that the Osprey were chasing off the juvenile eagle the other day.

05/15/2021 by Shrkldy99
Three Osprey interacting. One seems to be fending off the other two.

03/31/2021 by Shrkldy99
Two birds in the nest!

03/24/2021 by Shrkldy99
The pair seems young. A bit small with fairly pristine feathers…

03/23/2021 by Shrkldy99
There is a pair!!

03/22/2021 by Shrkldy99
An osprey first observed at the nest!

02/01/2021 by Shrkldy99
Nest box installed by Elizabeth Lake environmental stewardship committee