Nickname
Snake
Coordinates
(36.8757, -76.0753)
Substrate
Yacht upper platform roof
Description
Nest was built on my neighbor’s 32’ Grady-White yacht upper fishing platform roof which is on a lift at his dock.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2023 - Snake
aAdult Arrival4/11/23
aOccupiedNo
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/22/23
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings
eFledglings
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure4/30/23
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2023

Activity reports

2023 Nest Activity Report by Snake
Adult arrival04/11/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/22/2023Nest failure04/30/2023
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureEF-3 tornado passed about 200 yards from the nest. Winds at that time were >100 mph, eventually reaching 150-160. Nest was blown off the yacht and into the water. Unsure if the adults survived. They have not returned to try to rebuild. .

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Nesting Diaries

04/28/2023 by Snake
Although pretty close to my other observed nest on the platform in the middle of the water, there has not been much conflict between the males from the two nests, as there has between the platform nest male and the males from other nearby nests.