042-B-006 (Bellman's Creek Nest)
(40.8328, -74.0155)
Utility Pole
the top of a Utility pole
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2023 - jmac2022 - jmac2021 - jmac
aAdult Arrival4/21/234/7/22
bEgg Laying5/7/22
bIncubation Initiation5/10/23
cClutch Hatching6/14/23
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/18/235/15/22
xReason For Nest Failureotherother

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

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival04/07/2022Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying05/07/2022Chicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure05/15/2022
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureI think the harassing of eagles that nest nearby was a factor
Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival04/21/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation05/10/2023Nest failure06/18/2023
Clutch hatching06/14/2023Reason for nest failurenot sure but this nest was constantly attacked by two other Ospreys

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Nesting Diaries

06/25/2023 by jmac
This nest failed again.

06/14/2023 by jmac
feeding young

06/09/2023 by jmac
Still incubating. The nest has survived some very windy weather so that's encouraging.

06/04/2023 by jmac
nest active, still incubating

05/29/2023 by jmac
Interesting day today. This morning while I observed , one bird got off the nest while the other sat down to incubate. Usually just the female incubates. Then later in the afternoon, I noticed to Osprey on the next tower and thought they may have gotten off the nest. When one of the birds flew to the nest, it was repelled by a bird sitting in the nest. A second bird showed up to chase the intruders. Hopefully they don't come back.

05/11/2023 by jmac
Female apparently incubating; , male showed up and they copulated

05/07/2023 by jmac
Pair at nest, no incubation yet

05/06/2023 by jmac
Nest survives in tact despite some very windy weather. No eggs yet

04/27/2023 by jmac
Both birds busy working on the nest. This nest has failed the last two years, possibly taken down by the power company. I am in communication with the Project Manager to either have the nest protected or for them to install a platform nearby

05/16/2022 by jmac
The pair has abandoned the nest. I'm not sure why, but bald eagles nesting a quarter mile away have been harassing them.

05/15/2022 by jmac
Osprey next to the nest today, then I lost sight of it. I couldn't see an incubating bird on the nest but it could have been there.. Heavy winds forcast for tomorrow which isn't good for this nest that has a history of blowing down

05/08/2022 by jmac
female is incubating today. It still is very windy, but hopefully the nest is big enough now to withstand the gusts.

05/02/2022 by jmac
The nest is back and being built quickly. I don't know if this nest is able to withstand the winds up on this tower. The birds are persistent, constantly rebuilding and fighting off eagles that nest nearby. Today both birds gathering sticks and copulating.

04/28/2022 by jmac
A couple of days of winds 20 to 30 with higher gusts and the nest is mostly gone.

04/26/2022 by jmac
Osprey on the nest. I hope it doesn't get taken down. Will contact the powers that be to try to protect it

04/24/2022 by jmac
The nest is being rebuilt

04/21/2022 by jmac
The nest is completely gone. I don't know if the power company removed it or if it blew away. I suspect the power company because there isn't a stick left. I'm surprised that I don't see the birds rebuilding since they are usually persistent. I'll keep watching

04/08/2022 by jmac
Pair of Ospreys working on the nest today

04/02/2022 by jmac
Still no sign of Ospreys

08/05/2021 by jmac
Both Ospreys continue at this site most days. No visible nest at this time

07/24/2021 by jmac
Osprey present at the nest site.

06/23/2021 by jmac
This is probably a "practice" nest. Both adults are bringing branches and sticks to the nest this afternoon. The pair has been present for quite a while now.