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Osprey Nest Platform
on a new platform placed there 2016. This is possibly the same pair that has unsuccessfully tried to nest around River Barge Park. The nest is about a half of mile from last year's nest in a dead tree on a Redtail Hawk's abandoned nest
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2017 - jmac
aAdult Arrival4/1/17
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/22/17
cClutch Hatching6/2/17
eFirst Chick Fledging7/29/17
fChicks Last Observed8/23/17
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival04/01/2017Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging07/29/2017
Egg layingChicks last observed08/23/2017
Incubation initiation04/22/2017Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/02/2017Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

04/15/2018 by jmac
The platform has been removed as well as another one that was nearby

04/07/2018 by jmac
still one Osprey hanging around the platform. They don't give up easily

04/01/2018 by jmac
apparently this nest is in the way of new construction and a gizmo has been placed on top to discourage the pair, but so far they are determined.

03/24/2018 by jmac
Two birds on the nest today. First time observed

08/23/2017 by jmac
two birds observed near the nest, I tend to think one is the adult male and the other is the fledgling

08/10/2017 by jmac
Fledgling on a nearby pole, the male brought it a half eaten fish.

07/29/2017 by jmac
so the fledgling is trying out his wings and looks really good.

07/22/2017 by jmac
Things are well with this nest. This was a late nest and the chick is probably more than a week from fledging. I did get a report earlier in the week that a peregrine was causing distress at the nest, but things look good today. Pic attached

07/15/2017 by jmac
checked the nest this morning, all is well with the single chick. The female is very spooky, flying about and calling even when you are several hundred yards away. And the chick lays low so you can't see him. If you are well hidden for a half hour or so, he comes up.

07/08/2017 by jmac
couldn't see the chick today, but the female was on the nest post and the male nearby. when I got out of the car they got very defensive, so I know junior was in the nest hunkered down

06/28/2017 by jmac
looks like just one chick. sitting in the nest with an adult

06/12/2017 by jmac
Still can't see the chicks, but mom was feeding today

06/05/2017 by jmac
Checked the nest today and the female was feeding chick/chicks while the male was perched nearby. I figure the eggs should have begun hatching around the end of May, beginning of June

05/27/2017 by jmac
female incubating; male standing guard on a nearby pole

05/21/2017 by jmac
hen incubating while male guards near by

05/06/2017 by jmac
checked the nest this morning, female incubating.

04/26/2017 by jmac
female wasn't visible when I first got there, but later could see her head pop up in the nest

04/22/2017 by jmac
could see the hen incubating while the male was perched nearby

04/19/2017 by jmac
The pair is still working on the nest. A third Osprey was harassing them while I was there.

04/15/2017 by jmac
Pair continues to work on the nest

04/08/2017 by jmac
This nest is on one of several platforms placed around River Barge Park last year. There was a nest on a dead tree across the river from the park, but it fell down. This nest is about a half mile or more from last years nest. The pair started to hang out around the platform at the end of March and now has a nest started. Pic of the birds copulating today