Nest #5204

Nickname: Mogul
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Nest is located between I-80 EB and the Truckee River, accessible from West 4th Street west of Reno, NV. This appears to be a first year nest, on a power pole just above a large transformer.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 39.5072091703473
Longitude: -119.938800555103
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

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 07/28/2014
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 04/11/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/29/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/01/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/19/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by olympus
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
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
04/07/2020 As I observed this nest from passing on I-80, one was in the nest arranging sticks. When I arrived at my observation point, it was gone, and did not return during my time there.

06/20/2019 by olympus
6/18 This pair has been observed on several occasions as it is just off I-80, so only key updates are reported. This date, both adults were at the nest, one perched below on a cross-arm, and the other feeding two (at least) downy chicks.

05/10/2019 by olympus
05/06/19 Two at the nest, then witnessed the changing of the guard for incubation.

04/18/2019 by olympus
4/4/19 One on nest, one perched nearby. 4/12/19 Both birds in nest.

05/17/2018 by olympus
4//12/18 Two adults active rebuilding nest. 5/1/18 One appears to be incubating, other perched in area. 5/16/18 Raining hard. Two adults low in nest.

08/01/2017 by olympus
7/30/17 Two young remain on the nest, one adult off to the perch tree, and other in the nest feeding. Did not see the fledged one. 8/1/17 Quite a busy nest today. One fledged young on crossbar below nest, then took off and flew to the nest, landing very well. Appears that all are now fledged and remaining close to the nest and both adults. Will close for the season.

07/30/2017 by olympus
7/11/17 Both adults bringing fish to the nest to feed three chicks. 7/20/17 Three chicks in nest, parents feeding. 7/27/17 Still all three chicks in nest being fed. 7/28/17 Still three chicks. 7/29/17 One fledged, two in nest with both adults bringing fish, one staying with chick that fledged.

06/11/2017 by olympus
The birds were first observed 4/11/17 at the nest. It was partially destroyed over the winter, and they spent some time rebuilding it. On 4/21/17 the pair was observed copulating on the nest. Last observed 6/2/17 with one incubating and the other bringing a fish to the nest.

08/05/2016 by olympus
7/21/16 Two adults perched in the area, two young in the nest feeding themselves.

07/07/2016 by olympus
6/29/16 One at the nest shading at least one chick. Temp near 100 degrees.

06/12/2016 by olympus
6/12/16 One adult moving around the nest, changing positions often. Another flew into the nest, without prey, and remained for 5 minutes before flying off. During this period, i was able to observe one downy chick moving within the nest.

05/23/2016 by olympus
5/21/16 One adult in the nest, one adult perched alongside the nest.

04/14/2016 by olympus
On April 11, one bird was at the nest. On April 13, two birds were at the nest. One flew off then returned with moss. The second returned right after and the pair copulated on the nest rim.

05/14/2015 by olympus
05/10/15 One low in nest, possibly incubating eggs. Weather warm.

04/19/2015 by olympus
04/19/15 One bird was perched 75 feet away from the nest, keeping watch on it but no bird was obaeved in the nest. The perched bird left for a short flight, and returned as another joined him at the nest, where they proceeded to copulat on the nest. The nest remained intact over the winter.

04/01/2015 by olympus
3/28/15 No activity as yet.

07/22/2014 by olympus
07/22/14 This nest was reported to me by a birder friend that lives nearby. This is my first visit to the nest, which appears to be a first-year nest. This morning I observed two chicks approx 6 weeks old, and two adults at the nest.