Nickname
083-B-040
Coordinates
(40.2902, -73.9933)
Substrate
Light Tower
Description
The nest is located on top of the southwest stadium light, on the visitors side of the football field.
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
What to look for
Review All Observations
2022 - LNR2021 - LNR2016 - Gunny
aAdult Arrival3/20/223/27/21
aOccupiedYesYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/13/21
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings11
eFledglings1
eFirst Chick Fledging7/17/21
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure7/2/22
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Gunny
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by LNR
Adult arrival2021-03-27Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2021-07-17
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2021-04-13Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by LNR
Adult arrival2022-03-20Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2022-07-02
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2022-07-16 by LNR
Around 7 AM, both birds were still around the football field. One was eating a fish on a light fixture on the opposite side of the field from the nest. The other bird brought some nesting materials to the post diagonally across the field from the nest. In the 15 minutes I watched, it made 4 trips in with mostly small branches. There was not much nest material on the pole so the bird may not have been doing a lot of bringing in materials at other times.

2022-07-04 by LNR
There was a severe storm the evening of 7/2/22 with driving rain (1 inch in about 20 minutes), high winds, and hail. I believe the chick died as a result. On 7/3 both adult birds were present on light fixtures on the opposite side of the field. On 7/4 both adults were present on light fixtures other than the nest light. Around 7 am the male flew down to the field, picked up a stick and flew to the light where the female was perched. Later in the morning both adults were on a different light fixture with a small twig next to them.

2022-06-28 by LNR
Around 7 AM one adult (presumably male) was on a light fixture across from the nest eating a freshly caught fish--the fish's tail appeared to be thrashing. The other was at the nest. Eventually the fish was delivered to the nest at which point one chick became visible. In 3-4 visits this week I have only seen one chick.

2022-06-22 by LNR
The nest is active. The female was perched on the side of the nest and today was the first time I saw the top of a juvenile's head. It remains to be seen whether there is more than one juvenile. The male was not present at the time of the visit.

2022-04-26 by LNR
The osprey arrived sometime between 3/12/2022 when none were present and 3/22/2022 when two were observed at the stadium. On 4/2/22 and 4/9/22they were observed copulating at the nest. By 4/23/22 the female appears to be incubating, but since I made no observations in the the last two weeks I have no information on when she began.

2021-08-01 by LNR
All three ospreys were present this morning around 7AM. The fledgling was at the nest enjoying fish breakfast. After it was finished it flew to a lower light fixture for a while, then flew to one of the high lights. Most of the flights I observed this week were approximately the height of 2 - 4 stories of the high school. It moves around the campus and off into the neighborhood. One or both adults remain on nearby light towers.

2021-07-21 by LNR
Date of fledging is approximate. I could not spot the juvenile on 7/20/2021 anywhere and guess it may have been somewhere in the neighborhood. During previous stops earlier in the week the juvenile was at the nest. On 7/17/2021 the juvenile was sitting on the southeast lightpole, south of the pole that supports the nest.

2021-06-27 by LNR
Both adults were at the nest for a while this morning. Female was busy eating a fish. Eventually a chick popped its head up. It did some wing exercises showing its impressive wingspan.

2021-06-15 by LNR
Adults were at nest feeding chicks around 7 am. On 6/13/2021 one chick was up high enough to be spotted as it was being fed. Still impossible to know how many chicks are in the nest.

2021-05-26 by LNR
Eggs should have hatched sometime last week. The nest is too high to tell how many chicks, but the nest was active as of yesterday morning. Adult observed standing high in nest, later moved down where it could not be seen from ground level.

2021-04-17 by LNR
Location of the nest makes it impossible to see if there are eggs, but birds were observed mating today as well as 4/10 and it has been hard to see if there is a bird in the nest. I would guess they are incubating since I can barely see the head at times.