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Nest Location Description:
The nest is located on Rt 73 just outside of where the old flea market was before construction in 2021. The new location is on a cell tower.
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2017 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
Photos of this nest
03/20/22 I observed the adult osprey beginning to build a new nest on top of one of the huge construction cranes at the construction site.
3/22/22 Spotted the osprey beginning to build a nest on a utility tower along Rt. 73 just outside of the construction site. Will get photos.
Nesting season 2021 construction began at this nest site. Apparently the construction company allowed the nest to remain intact until the chicks fledged. The tower that contained the nest was removed in the fall of 2021.
03/21/2022 The construction company removed the crane that the osprey was using to build the nest.
A single male arrived to build the nest in the summer of 2013 by himself. The light tower he was trying to build on is two-tiered and the initial shabby nest fell from the top tier into the bottom tier during the construction. By late fall, the male left the area of the nest. The following spring, the male showed up to the "nest" with a female. Within a month, the nest was fixed and the female was nesting. The first year the pair had one successful fledging. The pair has been coming back since, with 1-2 successful fledglings each year, even with the crowds at the flea market every weekend.