Nest #1465

Nickname: Coot Bay Two
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This new nest is approximately 100 yards south of Nest 1067 which was active this season, then abandoned. The new site was being used by the 1067 pair as a perch/feeding tree before 1067 was abandoned, so I suspect that for some unknown reason they left the one nest and started this new one. (See Diary for more.)
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 39.8929795734134
Longitude: -120.480217895508
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 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 08/25/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
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 3
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
2019 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/08/2020 by olympus
04/08/2020 Two were at the nest, one in the nest, the oter perched alongside it.

06/20/2019 by olympus
6/18 One adult present, low in the nest.

06/20/2019 by olympus
5/30 An adult in the nest in the incubating posture.

05/10/2019 by olympus
05/06/19 Snow finally gave way so this is the first access to this nest. One bird flew from the nest heading north. 05/10/19 No activity at nest.

04/18/2019 by olympus
4/18/19 Still unable to reach nest due to deep snow. Lake Davis is still mostly frozen over.

07/30/2017 by olympus
6/29/17 One adult below nest on a limb. I cannot see into the nest, but it appears there is movement in the nest, so I suspect there is egg turning or chicks present. 7/11/17 One adult perched above nest, one adult in nest moving around. 7/19/17 Two adults at nest, one peeched outside, one in nest feeding, but cannot see how many chicks.

06/11/2017 by olympus
This nest was inaccessible due to deep snow until 5/2/17/ Since then the pair has been active and on about 5/215/17 egg laying may have started. Around 6/2/17 incubation may have started.

08/05/2016 by olympus
7/12/16 One adult outside nest, 1- 2 young in nest.

07/30/2016 by olympus
7/12/16 One adult perched above and one below nest. One or two young, hard to see, very windy, low in nest.

07/30/2016 by olympus
7/26/16 Two adults at nest, two young in nest. AS Turkey Vulture flew very close to the site, and one of the adults left the nest to give chase, without contact.

07/30/2016 by olympus
7/19/16 One adult below nest on side limb, 2 young in nest, feathered.

07/07/2016 by olympus
6/29/16 There may be one adult deep into the nest, but the angle of view makes it difficult to tell. No other adult seen in the area.

06/11/2016 by olympus
6/8/16 No activity observed at the site or in the area.

06/11/2016 by olympus
5//26/16 There was no activity observed at the nest site, or in the area.

05/23/2016 by olympus
5/13/16 One adult in the neat, one flying around the area.

05/23/2016 by olympus
4/20/16 One adult in nest,one alongside nest.

04/14/2016 by olympus
No activity was observed at this nest, but the nearby nest #1067 was being refurbished.

05/14/2015 by olympus
05/13/15 Cold, very windy. One bird perched beside nest, preening. I suspect one in the nest was deep in the well due to the wind. Smarter than I.

04/30/2015 by olympus
04/29/15 Pair observed at the nest.

04/17/2015 by olympus
04/17/15 One bird was perched above the nest on my second visit today. None were at the nest about an hour earlier.

04/01/2015 by olympus
3/30.15 No activity.

04/01/2015 by olympus
3//30/15 No activity.

07/31/2014 by olympus
06/27/14 One adult perched below nest, one i nest. One hour later both perched below nest. 07/15/14 98 F, no birds seen at nest. 07/3/14 One adult on nest, one arrive with fish. No young visible, but bad angle to see. 07/29/14 Two young on edge of nest flexing wings. 07/31/14 Empty nest.

06/12/2014 by olympus
06/12/14 One adult on the nest fussing as if feeding, or arranging eggs. A second perched below the nest on the same tree, per usual.

06/10/2014 by olympus
04/18/14 No activity. 04/28/14 One perched alongside nest.05/12/14 One fixing up nest. 05/14/14 One in nest in incubating posture.

09/02/2013 by olympus
8/29/13 Nest empty. End of season.

09/02/2013 by olympus
8/25/13 One adult feeding two young in the nest.

08/14/2013 by olympus
8/13/13 At 1215 hours one adult was perched on a liumb below the nest, one above the nest, and two young on the edge of the nest flexing their wings. Very near fledging.

08/09/2013 by olympus
8/06/13 Two young in nest feeding, one adult in nest, one adult perched below nest on same tree.

08/09/2013 by olympus
7/23/13 Two adults observed, one on the nest, one perehed below at 1100 hours. At 1300 hours one adult in nest shading two young.

07/18/2013 by olympus
07/17/13 One adult standing on nest edge, two nestlings observed in nest. Later, an adult arrived with a fish, with both adults perhed by the nest.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/02/13 One adult in nest using wings to shade two young. Temp 101 degrees. A friend sent me a photo of one nestling that is hanging caught up in nest twigs out side the nest. No idea of how it died or when.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/02/13 One adult perched above the nest at top of tee, one adult in the nest possibly feeding young.

07/10/2013 by olympus
07/08/13 one adult on the edge of the nest, one adult perched on a limb below the nest. Very hard to see below the edge of the nest so observing any young deep in not possible.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/26/13 1015 hours, one laying low in nest. 1130 hours, one still low in nest, another adult perched below nest.

06/27/2013 by olympus
06/10/13 One adult sitting high in the nest, no other nearby.

06/06/2013 by olympus
06/03/13 One adult incubating, one perched alongside nest on limb.

05/26/2013 by olympus
5/24/13 One adult observed low in the nest, no other birds in area.

05/03/2013 by olympus
04/03/13 No activity. 04/11/13 No activity 04/18/13 1200 hours, one in nest, one perched in same tree above nest, and another, third bird tried to dislodge the4 perched bird but failed, so flew off. 04/25/13 One in the nest, one perched by the nest. 05/02/13 One sitting high in the nest, one perched about 50 yards away in smaller tree.

08/09/2012 by olympus
08/03/12 One adult peerched above nest, one low in nest. 08/08/12 This pair apparently has moved from this new location back to the old nest #1067. From our studies in Idasho in the late 1970s, I suggest they are playing house and are not the same pair that produced 4 fledglings last year at #1067.

07/30/2012 by olympus
07/28/12 One adult was perched above the nest in the same tree, and it appeared that another was very low in the nest. I suspect this one was incubating.

07/22/2012 by olympus
07/18/12 Two adults were bringing nesting materials to the site. One with sticks, the other with mosses. Then, both stayed away for a long time. I returned later after observing #1068, but still none were in the area.

07/16/2012 by olympus
07/16/12 I have reported Nest 1067 as being abandoned, even though last year a pair produced four young from this site. On 07/11/12 I revisited the site to find the nest still abandoned, but a new nest about 100 yards away in a tree that the birds from 1067 would use as a perch tree. This tree now has a small nest, with two active adults in and around the nest. At one point they copulated on the nest. I have observed a pair copulating on nest 1067 on 04/19/12, and in incubating posture after that until abandoned for unknown reasons. Last year, the young didn't fledge until into September, so I am wondering if this may be the same pair double clutching this year, which they may have done last year also, accouinting for th late fledging date.