Nest #1068

Nickname: Long Point
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This is about the eighth year. Fledged one young late August, 2011.
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Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 39.920895582777
Longitude: -120.509743652344
Followers: 2

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival 04/19/2012 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/08/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 08/16/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2014 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/29/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/14/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/01/2017 by olympus
6/29/17 Two adults in nest, one just arrived with fish, other low in nest, turning eggs. 7/11/17 One in nest, attending at least one chick. Cannot see into nest. Other adult flew to the lake shore and spent 5 minutes bathing. Temps 90 degrees. 7/19/17 Two adults at nest, one feeding one or two young. 7/31/17 Two adults at nest, one moved to the perch tree nearby, other feeding one or two chicks.

06/11/2017 by olympus
This nest wasn't accessible until 5//2/17 due to deep snow. This nest was mostly destroyed by winds over the winter. On 5/2/17 the pair was observed rebuilding the nest with frequent trips carrying sticks to the platform. On 6/2/17 one adult was incubating, and the other just brought a fish to the nest.

08/05/2016 by olympus
7/12/16 Two fully feathered young i nest, no adults seen.

08/05/2016 by olympus
7/26/16 One adult and two fully developed young in nest.

07/07/2016 by olympus
6/29/16 Two adults feeding 2 or 3 chicks in the downy stage. Adults moving around kept clear vision from happening.

06/11/2016 by olympus
6/8/16 Two adults at the nest, one eating alongside the nest.

06/11/2016 by olympus
5/26/16 One adult observved deep into the nest.

05/23/2016 by olympus
4/20/16 One adult in the nest, one alongside eating a fish., in the sdame tree.

05/23/2016 by olympus
5/13/16 One adult in nest incubating posture, one brought in fish, then left the net.

04/14/2016 by olympus
On April 11, 2016 I observed two adult at the nest. This is the first time the nest survived the winter without being blown away since 2013. One was bringing twigs to the nest.

05/14/2015 by olympus
05/13/15 Cold, windy. One bird observed in nest appeared to be turning eggs.

04/30/2015 by olympus
04/29/15 Pair observed at the nest, nest apears to be nearing completion....again.

04/17/2015 by olympus
4/17/15 A pair had started to rebuild this nest which blew off the [latform last winter...again. TThey took a break from bringing sticks in to copulate on the nest.

04/01/2015 by olympus
3//30/15 Once again this nest has been blown off the artificial structure at the top of a live tree. It is poorly designed, and I will attempt to have the forest service fix with vertical boards.

07/31/2014 by olympus
06/27/14 Two adults at nest. One hour later,one adult left nest, circled area, stooped on raven flying by and drove it to the ground. 07/15/14 One adult with fish near nest, one adult on edge of nest, very hot, 98 F. Possible two young in nest. 07/23/14 Very, very windy, no birds seen at nest, probably hunkered down. 07/29/14 Two fully grown young on edge of nest.

06/12/2014 by olympus
06/12/14 Very, very windy. The worst I've seen at Lake Davis. One bird low in the nest, then up looking around. About then three birds were circling the area for about five minutes. One broke off and landed at the nest, greeted by the one already present. The other two circled for another two minutes, then slipped away on the favorable wind.

06/10/2014 by olympus
04/08/14 This nest built on a poorly designed artificial platform once again blew off during th winter. This date, however, there was one adult sitting on the nest platform. 04/28/14 Nest is being rbuilt, one perched by the nest. 05/12/14 Two at the nest, interactivity. 05/24/14 Two at the nest.

08/20/2013 by olympus
8/19/13 With over an hour's observation, no adults were seen in the area, and none on the nest. Over the season, this pair had been acting very strange, and I suspect they were just "playing house" as second-year birds may do. Nest appears abandoned.

08/14/2013 by olympus
8/13/13 At 1220 hours one adult (with heavy chest band) was perched on the edge of the nest. No young observed.At 1250 the other adult flew in without a fish, but joined the other on the nest edge. At this time, they chnged nest duties, the adult with the heavy chest band leaving and the very clear white chest one stayed. Just a minute after the one left, two Red-tailed Hawks appered soaring in the vicinity. Interestingly, the dark banded adult immediately returned at perched wwith its mate on the nest.

08/09/2013 by olympus
8/06/13 One adult perched outside nest on structure, one adult perched below nest on limb. Still no young visible.

08/09/2013 by olympus
7/23/13 One adult standing on end of nest support. Impossible to see into the nest well.

07/18/2013 by olympus
07/17/13 One adult standing on edge of nest "sky watching" for mate. Later an adult in the nest tending to possibly eggs.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/08/13 One adult high in the nest, one adult on end of patform.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/0/13 One adult standing on edge of nest.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/26/13 1015 hours, one adult on edge of nest. 1110 hours, one adult sitting in the nest, then flew away, joining anothr flying in the area.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/10/13 One adult in nest busy what appears to be turning eggs.

06/06/2013 by olympus
06/03/13 One adult in incubating posture. Other flying in area.

05/26/2013 by olympus
5/24/13 Perhaps this pair has sorted out who is who. Very active today, with one adult bringing in a stick every few minutes, then the pair would copulate on the low nest, then off again. They made six trips in 25 minutes, and the nest is actually coming along fine, compared to the start of the season.

05/03/2013 by olympus
There is a very strange story going on at this site. 04/03/13 Two adults at the nest site, stamding on the 2x4 boards serving a a base for the nest. All previous nest materials has been lost over the winter, which has happened before. To me, a poor sunstrate design. 04/11/13 There were a couple of sticks at the site, and one standing on the boards. Another showd up with a fish, ate it on the boards, then flew off and returned within a couple of minutes with a stick, as the other stayed in place on the bosrds. 04/18/13 Just after noon, and no new materials at the site. Four osprey were flying all aroiund the nest site, and occasionally one would land on the boards while the others flew around and did some aerial combat maneuvers. I have photos of one standing on the site as another came in with a fish and the bird on the site turned over as an eagle or hawk to fend off the other, at a point turning totally upside down. So who is who? Are the two "intruders" possibly young from a previous year? Stasy tuned! 04/25/13 1400 hours, no asctivity in the area. At 1515 hours, one was on the site, another approached with a fish, but then they copulated on the site, when once again another "intruder" appeared and chased off the pair. 05/02/13 At 1300 hours, no birds at the site. At1500 hours two birds were on thje site, but no new materials seemed to be appearing.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/08/12 Three young on edge and around nest with one adult also in nest. Second adult perched just off to side in second tree. Adult in nest feeding young. Abhout ready to leave home.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/03/12 Two adults at the nest, with three young, not two as reported before. One young exeercising wings on edge of nest, other two feeding themselves.

07/30/2012 by olympus
07/28/12 One adult on the nest with three nestlings, one adult flying overhead.

07/22/2012 by olympus
07/18/12 Two adults traded places on the nest containing two young. One was feeding the chicks, now both with pin feathers and appearing strong.

07/12/2012 by olympus
07/11/12 Two adukts at and on the nest, two chicks moving in nest, approx. 3 weeks old.

07/02/2012 by olympus
6/28 One adult perched on edge iof nest looking in. Moved around the perimeter of the nest, but as I observed, was not feeding.

06/15/2012 by olympus
6/14/12 An adult appears to be feeding young in the nest. How many and how old is unknown as I cannot see into the nest.

06/04/2012 by olympus
4/19 Both adults bringing nesting materials to site.4/20 Same 5/08 One on nest, incubating posture, other nearby. 5/13 Incubating posture. 5/29 Incubating posture