Nest #1093

Nickname: My backyard
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: The nest pole is in the corner of our yard. There is a lake 1/4th mile away. We put up the nest pole in Oct of 1998 and a pair has nested there every year since 1999.So far 29 osprey chicks have fledged from our pole - 2009 is the only year with a nest failure. Most years have had 3 chicks.
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Latitude: 46.4880819782697
Longitude: -95.8378839111328
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/04/2012 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/01/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/14/2012
Incubation initiation 04/24/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2012 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/29/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/19/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/08/2013
Incubation initiation 05/12/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/09/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/19/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/11/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/04/2014
Incubation initiation 05/02/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/07/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/12/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/01/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/08/2015
Incubation initiation 04/23/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/13/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/13/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/05/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/23/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Wild Flower
Adult arrival 04/09/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/04/2017
Incubation initiation 04/26/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/31/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/09/2015 by Wild Flower
One chick left soon after fledging but one stayed on or near the nest until 9-8. One adult showed up on the 8th with a fish which the young one ate and both disappeared soon after.

04/29/2013 by Wild Flower
The male arrived on 4-17-13 but we are having a very late spring - lakes are still frozen over and rivers are the only open water in our vicinity. April 29th is the first day both the male & female have been here.

08/02/2012 by Wild Flower
The 3rd chick originally seen in the nest apparently did not make it because only 2 chicks grew up. One fledged on 8/1 and the second fledged the next day 8/2. They are still roosting in nearby trees.

06/21/2012 by Wild Flower
There are 3 chicks in the nest. 2 of them have been visible for more than a week but today the 3rd one stuck it's head up high enough for me to see it. It seems to be smaller than the other two so may have been later to hatch.

04/26/2012 by Wild Flower
The male osprey returned on Apr. 4th but the female did not show up until Apr 24th. We have no way of knowing if this is the same pair we have had in past years but they are very comfortable with my husband and me. We often pass within a few hundred feet of the nest pole and they don't get at all excited - just watch us so we think they must be familiar with us. The pole is too high to see into the nest but can get a good side view from a ladder looking through a window in the pole shed about 100 feet from the nest. Since putting up our pole we have given the plans, etc to several other people and 4 of them have erected their own nesting poles and also have ospreys nesting - all within about a 10 miles radius of our pole.