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Warren Glen - 044-A-001
Nest Location Description:
WarrenGlen-Musconetcong. Tower is right along the main road, route 627, Riegelsville-Warren Glen Rd.
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First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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When we ride by on our bicycles at around 10 a.m., I look but the nest appears empty. I don't see any of the osprey family this morning, but don't stay long.
11:30 a.m. I am in the area so I check this nest. It is empty. No surprise since I have seen it with only one chick and suspect the first fledge was about two weeks ago.
1:25-1:30 p.m. I am doing very quick checks of as many nests as I can after yesterday's tropical storm Isaias. The severely high winds took down many trees and could have blown nests and chicks down. I see only one on the nest. I expected the chicks to fledge very soon after my last visit almost two weeks ago. The nest is intact so I expect and estimate, that the other two (and perhaps even this one I see today) have fledged. I will estimate first fledge as Aug. 1.
12:30 p.m. The adult is perched on the nest and I can see two chicks, but I believe the third is hidden by the two other chicks. These three are soon to fledge.
3:35-4:00 p.m. After setting up my scope and camera I can see two chicks, but I can clearly hear the third. The third is blocked by its two siblings. A video that I took clearly shows all three so I know they are all healthy, and close to fledging. I see all the normal activities: wing flapping, self feeding (or at least picking the bottom of the nest for scraps), and preening. All this to the tune of persistent chick vocals calling for more fish deliveries!
2:00 p.m. This nest is difficult to observe. All of the places to safely pull off the road, which are far enough away to see into this high tower, are on private property. I managed to pull into a driveway for a garage-type building that seemed empty. Two adults were on the nest and the female was feeding. At first I saw two chicks but then a third appeared! I took a video that clearly shows this. This feeding was taking place after about an hour of rain showers. The male flew off the nest and away. After the feeding was over, the female perched on a strut above the nest and preened. In the photo, the third chick is lower, slightly behind, and to the right of its 2 siblings.
One adult was perched on a post close to the nest. I could not see if the mate was in the nest. I will keep an eye on this nest to see if I can determine whether or not there is a pair with eggs and if so if they are producing chicks.