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SAU-01 - Upper Saugus River
Choose Activity Observed
2018-09-181:00 PM to 1:30 PMat: Saugus
just after a thunderstorm - rainy - 70
from our house
One osprey was perched on the pole in the playground just in front of our house singing & chirping for the whole half hour. Another was in their favorite tree across the river answering him. The 3rd was on the nest.
NEW-04 - Pine Island Platform
Osprey Feeding Self
2018-09-124:10 pm to 4:12 pmat: Newbury
ESS-02 - Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
2018-08-313:05 PM to 3:36 PMat: Essex
71 degrees, beautiful blue skies, a few wispy clouds, very windy, really high tide
1 Osprey on the perch on the nest, 1 Osprey perched on a post to the right of the nest, 1 Osprey perched on a snag above the post
on foot, from the boat ramp
ESS-06 - Soginese Creek Platform
2018-08-313:52 PM to 4:11 PMat: Essex
69 degrees, blue sky w/wispy clouds, windy, really high tide
1 adult Osprey perched on the perch on the nest, 1 adult Osprey (larger - female) in the nest. Herring Gull flew into nest area and the 2 Osprey flew off in different directions, then soared off together to the left, over the trees. The Herring Gull landed on the nest briefly.
2018-08-297:45 am to 8:00 amat: Newbury
IPS-07 - Plum Island #2 - Cross Farm Hill Platform
2018-08-2908:00 to 08:15at: Newbury
2018-08-2907:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
78 degF, moderate wind from W, clear sky
two juvs perched at nest, one feeding itself, the other calling
IPS-06 - Plum Island #1 - Bill Forward Pool Platform
2018-08-2908:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
81 degF, light wind from SSW, clear sky
one juv at the platform, feeding itself; one adult purched in a nearby snag, later flew away
NEW-01 - Graf Salt Marsh Platform
2018-08-2908:40 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
82 degF, light wind from WNW, clear sky
one adult perched on the post, feeding itself
NEW-03A - Plum Island River - Nwebury
one adult on post perch; second adult down in marsh on driftwood, feeding itself
2018-08-2807:35 am to 07:45 amat: Newbury
IPS-10 - Laws Creek Duck Blind
Other (specify below)
2018-08-261:00 PM to 2:00 PMat: Ipswich
78 F, 8 mph S, 10% clouds
osprey flewup from marsh west of nest while boat was approaching blind on Law's Creek
IPS-05 - Laws Creek Platform
78 F, 9 mph S, 10% clouds
one osprey appeared from east of Law's Creek; another appeared flying NW of LC blind, third osprey also flying west of and over Law's Creek, but origin not observed.
One of the flying osprey appeared to have a damaged wing (missing 1-2 flight feathers?) but seemed to be flying more smoothly than when observed last week.
2018-08-262:15 PM to 3:02 PMat: Essex
80 degrees, no cloud cover, beautiful, breezy, high tide going out, sunny
Nest empty in the beginning. Five soaring Ospreys over, around, to the left & right of the nest. The male Osprey then perched on the nest perch. Off to the right of the nest, 2 Ospreys remained perched on 2 of the 3 fence posts. Then more soaring Ospreys. A neighborhood boater came in and said they saw "2 in the nest" and pointed to the Great Bank Nest. A wonderful Osprey afternoon!
on foot, on the boat ramp
2018-08-2410:20 am to 10:21 amat: Newbury
These two have consistently been around the last 3 days.
SAU-03 - Route 107 Utility Pole
2018-08-241:15 PM to 1:15 PMat: Saugus
sunny - 70's
driving past the nest on Rt. 107
There was nobody on the nest when we drove past. There was one osprey, guessing a fledgling, perched on a utility pole farther up Rt. 107 towards Revere.
2018-08-2410:00 AM to 5:00 PMat: Saugus
From our house
We watch the osprey all day every day and it seems that there are only 3 in the area now, probably the fledglings but it is hard to be sure. The last time we saw 4 was several days ago. They are perched all around, eating and chirping up a storm all day. This morning I saw 2 flying in circles at a really great height in a little way downstream from our nest.
MAR-02 - Great Aquivitae Daymarker
2018-08-2311:17 am to 11:47 amat: Marblehead
70 deg. F., NW 11 MPH, 80% cloud cover
No birds visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ at start of observation period. What looked to be an adult flew by a few times (at one point chasing out a herring gull that had landed on nest), landing on little Aquivitae day maker and perching there for a bit. A smaller bird (but what also looked to be an adult?) later brought a stick and added it to the nest. At some point, an osprey landed on a far-off day mark, but too far to tell age, and don’t know it is was the same bird or different.
Ted & Joan McElligott
LYN-03 - Lower Saugus River - Saugus
2018-08-225:15pm to 5:45pmat: Lynn
74° sunny. Slight breeze
2 Osprey on nest. Couldn’t tell if they were Adults or Fledglings
2018-08-2107:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
65 degF, light wind from NNE, 95% cloud cover
two juveniles perched at nest platform
2018-08-2108:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
66 degF, no wind, 90% cloud cover
one juvenile perched at nest platform, then flew over to pole perch
2018-08-2107:45 am to 08:00at: Newbury
this report is a corrected version of the one submitted a few minutes ago - I accidentally entered zero fledglings, when the correct number is two
No Osprey visible on Nest
2018-08-2108:45 am to 09:00 amat: Newbury
66 degF, light wind from NNE, 95% cloud cover
no Osprey in area of platform
one adult perched at nest, one adult perched on post
REV-02 - Wonderland Park Light Tower
2018-08-2110:10 am to 10:50 amat: Revere
70, ENE 10mph, cloudy
All five on nest, 3 young eating. Eventually one of the young flew off and another finished eating. The male adult moved in to eat. During this time the female flew off and on several times with nesting material. The second young flew off. Much later, after one of the young returned and left again, the third young flew off as well. Only the two adults remained on the nest.
on foot by scope
ROW-07 - Sawyers Island Platform
2018-08-1710:45 AM to 11:09 AMat: Rowley
73 degrees, sunny, nice, some clouds, breezy, some sun shimmer/sheen and low tide
1 Osprey perched on the perch next to the nest. Another Osprey was soaring, off to the right of the nest area.
2018-08-1711:35 AM to 12:04 PMat: Essex
74 degrees, sun, some sun sheen, breezy, low tide, nice
1 adult Osprey on perch on the nest, and 1 fledgling in the nest. 1 fledgling flying around the nest a few times - attempting to land on the nest - missed and landed on the marsh. 1 adult Osprey soars in and lands on the perch next to the nest. 1 fledgling perched on a post near the nest - flies off low and down onto the marsh.
2018-08-1712:13 PM to 12:30 PMat: Essex
74 degrees, more muggy & getting hotter, breezy, some clouds, low tide
1 adult Osprey perched on the nest perch. The Osprey soared off and a Herring Gull landed in the nest for a short visit. An Osprey (same one or different one), carrying a headless silver fish, flew over the nest area, then over me, and soared off to the left, over the grove of trees. I also observed an Osprey in the ESS-03 Great Bank nest.
IPS-08 - Sally Weatherall Reservation Platform
2018-08-1607:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
73 degF, light wind from WSW, clear sky
two big kids sitting at the nest, preening and calling - saw no adults in the area
2018-08-1607:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
74 degF, light swirly breeze, clear sky
one adult on the post perch, one juv perched at the nest - didn't see any other Osprey in the area
2018-08-1608:25 am to 08:40 amat: Newbury
77 degF, moderate wind from WNW, clear sky
no Osprey seen in the area
one adult flew in to the nest, then over to the post perch; second adult flew in and perched at the nest
2018-08-1601:40 pm to 02:00 pmat: Revere
88F, WNW at 7mph, cloudy
Both adults and three young on the nest. None flew. Still not clear if the third young has flown.
EAB-01 - MBTA Rail Yard
2018-08-1602:20 pm to 02:30 pmat: East Boston
88F WNW 7mph, cloudy
Nest empty. Apparently the second young has flown. One adult arrived with fish and perched on nearby pole for a short while then left with the fish.
2018-08-1602:45 pm to 02:55 pmat: Saugus
88F, WNW at 7 mph cloudy
Apparently both young have flown.
LYN-01 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker G15
2018-08-1610:30 am to 10:55 amat: Choose Town
87, low wind, partly cloudy
one adult perched near nest. second adult flying around harbor with fledgling following.
vehicle, then foot
exciting to see fledgling flying with adult.
LYN-02 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker R16
2018-08-1611:05 am to 11:20 amat: Lynn
82F, light wind, partly cloudy
fledgling on rocks near nest.
in vehicle then on foot.
ESS-03 - Great Bank Platform
2018-08-154:00pm to 4:15pmat: Choose Town
Sunny, 80s, light to no wind
Two adults and two fledglings on and off of the nest, salt marsh and driftwood perch.
2018-08-1401:20 pm to 01:46 pmat: Revere
77F, ESE at 7mph, cloudy, light fog
Three young and 1 adult perched. Later, 2 of the young flew off and retd a few times. The adult left, retd, then left again. The other young ate the whole time. Unable to verify if it had ever flown.
SLM-01 - Salem Harbor Channel Marker G3
2018-08-1402:37 pm to 02:43 pmat: Salem
77F ESE 7mph, foggy
Nest empty upon arrival. One young and 1 adult returned to the nest together.
SLM-02 - Danvers River Transmission Tower
2018-08-143:55 pm to 4:10 pmat: Salem
85F, 98%, high tide, partly cloudy then rainy, slight breeze
3 fledglings hanging around nest, seemingly prepping for flight, one adult on nest before flying away
2018-08-1312:49 pm to 01:21 pmat: Salem
70F, NNE 9mph, overcast
Adult perched, 2 nestlings nestled below, then eventually perched. No other activity by them. Adult left briefly then returned and the fledgling returned also to perch on a nearby piling.
2018-08-1301:56 pm to 02:06 pmat: Salem
70F, NNE at 9 mph, overcast
Two fledglings on the nest, one adult on nearby Little Aquavitae marker. Other adult is questionable sighting at some distance on Kettlebottom marker. Nest has been empty on most recent visits. Good to see some activity.
2018-08-1301:10 pm to 01:30 pmat: Lynn
70F, light wind, cloudy
1 adult perched, another flying with fish in talons, flying right by nestling several times. teaching?
2018-08-1301:40 pm to 01:55 pmat: Lynn
70F, light, cloudy
vehicle, then foot.
2018-08-125:15 pm to 5:40 pmat: Saugus
light rain - 75
All 3 fledglings were on the nest and one was feeding. One adult was perched in the tree just a little upstream from the nest.
2018-08-122:00pm to 2:30pmat: Essex
Cloudy, cool and windy
One adult on perch in salt marsh; two juveniles on nest; then both juveniles in flight over the water near the marsh; one juvenile fishing (without success)
Ted & Joan McElligott
2018-08-114:45pm to 5:15pmat: Lynn
68° slight breeze. Raining
1 adult on nest with 1 fledgling. 1 fledgling on a piling by the boatramp.
2018-08-1012:52 pm to 1:07 pmat: Revere
83F, NW at 9mph, sunny
All 5 were perched, 1 adult left. 2 of the young flapped their wings and one reached about 2 feet of elev. The 3rd did not participate.
2018-08-1001:20 pm to 01:40 pmat: East Boston
83F, NW 9mph, sunny
One young perched on the nest, 1 adult on a wire nearby and the other adult on a tree. No sign of the other young. The young on the nest eventually nestled down in the nest and the adults moved, one to a nearby lamp on a high post and the the other left the area.
2018-08-1002:18 pm to 03:06 pmat: Salem
One adult and one nestling were perched. The nestling practiced and reached a foot of elev. One of the fledglings retd to the nest and flew on and off several times. The adult left and retd also. No sign of the other fledgling, not the other adult. It was apparent that the nestling was noticeably smaller than the fledgling.
2018-08-1011:57 AM to 1:09 PMat: Essex
2 or more
2 out of the 3, & maybe the 3rd
82 degrees, sunny & clear, just a few clouds, windy, high tide, creeks are full, gorgeous (!)
1 fledgling perched on a post,right of the nest, a boat came by and the O flew off & tried to land 3 x in the trees, then rode the thermals, then soared away. 1 adult & 1 fledgling flew onto the nest. The adult then perched on the perch on the nest. 1 Osprey fished, flew low over the marsh & high above with a whole, glittering, silver fish! (adult looking for fledgling or a fledgling figuring it out?) Also, 1 O soaring in the distance.
on foot, standing on boat ramp
It was so clear, I could see 4 Essex Osprey nests: ESS 02 currently monitoring, ESS 03, ESS 04 and ESS 06. A neighborhood boater came in and told me that he saw 3 Ospreys fishing and pointed in the direction of ESS 03, Great Bank Platform! A great day for Ospreys!
2018-08-101:20 PM to 1:50 PMat: Essex
82 degrees, sunny, hot, breezy, tide going out, few clouds, beautiful & clear
Observed 1 Osprey soaring overhead and then it flew off, away from the nest area. It was so clear that I could see an Osprey IN the Great Bank nest - ESS 03, in the distance!
2018-08-1008:55 am to 09:39 amat: Marblehead
77 deg. F, wnw 7 mph, 0% clouds
One adult visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ for entire observation, perched. No sign of any juveniles.
2018-08-0903:00 pm to o3:30 pmat: Newbury
2018-08-0812:23 pm to 12:39 pmat: Marblehead
82 deg. F., wind 6 East, 50% cloud cover
Two adults visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ for entire observation, perched and one occasionally preening. No sign of any juveniles.
2018-08-0707:15 am to 07:30 amat: Newbury
76 degF, light wind from W, clear sky
one juv perched at nest, preening - I'm listing it as a fledgling, even though I didn't see it fly; one adult perched on post
2018-08-0707:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
78 degF, occasional breeze from W, clear sky
one adult on post perch; one juv perched in snag at edge of marsh; two juvs perched at nest - I also listed them as fledglings, even though I didn't see them fly; everyone was preening
Osprey Actively Building Nest
2018-08-0708:20 am to 08:35 amat: Newbury
81 degF, moderate wind from W, clear sky
at one point an adult Osprey flew in towards the nest, hovered over it with legs extended, quite close, for a minute, then flew off; I saw no sign of other adults or young in the area
one adult on perch, one adult at the nest
2018-08-0703:00 pm to 03:20 pmat: Newbury
sunny, very hot
2018-08-0512:45 pm to 01:10 pmat: Revere
84F, ESE at mph, sunny
2 adults and 2 nestlings perched, then 3rd nestling came up. One adult left and retd with a large twig. Took some time to settle the twig. The nest seemed very crowded. One nestling spread its wings but it may have only been to regain balance. None of the 3 seemed anxious to fly.
on foot by scope.
REV-01 - Pines River Salt Marsh Platform
2018-08-0501:15 pm to 01:30 pmat: Revere
84F ESE 6mph sunny
None on nest when we arrived. Some time later both fledglings returned to the nest. One on the nest, the other on the perch above the nest.
2018-08-0501:15 pm to 01:30 pmat: Saugus
84F, ESE 6mph, sunny
One adult, 2 nestlings perched. Adult was feeding one of the nestlings, though it looked large enough to feed itself. There was another adult with a fish on a pole across the road.
2018-08-054:11 PM to 4:44 PMat: Essex
2 out of the 3
83 degrees, hot, sunny, no clouds, no wind, beautiful, getting close to high tide, sun sheen/shimmer across the marsh
1 adult Osprey perched (tall) on the edge of the nest, at least 2 fledglings on the nest as well. The O's were moving around, no fly offs. People are out enjoying the water.
2018-08-054:55 PM to 5:15 PMat: Essex
83 degrees, hot, still, no clouds, beautiful looking over the marsh, very close to high tide....the greens & blues look like a painting
1 Osprey perched on the nest for most of the visit, then flew off, around the nest area twice and up over the trees to the left.........
Mary Ann Leekley
SAL-04 - Salisbury Beach Reservation Platform
2018-08-058:40 am to 8:55 amat: Salisbury
75 F, clear, breeze
1 Osprey on snag across creek, eating fish.
from boat ramp
SAL-02 - Black Rock Creek Platform
SAL-08 - Shad Creek Platform
2018-08-043:16 PM to 3:40 PMat: Rowley
74 degrees, after the rain storm, overcast, some sun, muggy, nearing high tide
1 Osprey on the perch next to the nest, in a drying wings posture, 1 Osprey perched on the marsh by Sawyer's Creek off to the right of the nest area. Quiet on the marsh.........
2018-08-0311:05 am to 11:25amat: Lynn
88, SW breezy, partly cloudy
one adult flew into nest with prey. one nestling hopped into nest from side. another adult and a juvenile perched on rocks below nest.
2018-08-0311:35 to 12:10at: Lynn
88F, SW windy, partly cloudy
2018-08-034:30 PM to 4:45 PMat: Saugus
88 - humid - partly cloudy
Three osprey were on the nest & two were flying around chirping away. All 5 are still here. Last year Ollie & Olivia left around 8/5.
2018-08-0306:45 am to 07:00 amat: Newbury
sunny, hot, very still
2018-08-023:30pm to 4:00pmat: Essex
Hot and humid
Sunny, hot and humid
One adult and one juvenile perched on nest, one juvenile on a stump of wood on the marsh nearby. Eventually, saw three juveniles flying on and around the nest accompanied by 2 adults.
2018-08-0111:20 am to 11:35 amat: Lynn
79, windy, cloudy
2 juveniles on side of nest. one flapping wings.
vehicle, then on foot
Osprey Feeding Chicks
2018-08-0111:40 am to 11:55 amat: Lynn
78, cloudy, windy
one adult perched on top of structure, second adult feeding chick on nest.
vehicle, then on foot
2018-08-0101:00 pm to o1:30 pmat: Newbury
2018-07-319:20 am to 9:35 amat: Salem
84F, slight breeze, high tide, sunny
one OSPR perched on tower, OSPR #2 perched on nest; no nestlings visible today
2018-07-3107:45 am to 08:05 amat: Newbury
70 degF, light breeze from NW, 40% cloud cover
the juv flew around the area a bit, swooping up an down over the marsh; I never saw a second young bird in the area
2018-07-3108:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
72 degF, light swirly breeze, 50% cloud cover
one adult, one juv perched on nest platform; a second juv flew to the post perch, a third juv perched on a rock not far away; a second adult was flying around in the area, somewhat high; a third adult perched on a distant staddle, feeding itself
2018-07-3108:45 am to 09:05 amat: Newbury
73 degF, light wind from NNW, 50% cloud cover
there *might* have been a third chick in the nest - heat distortion and distance made it difficult to be sure
one adult, first on the post perch, then flew off and returned with a large stick, proceeded to work it into the already very large nest
SAU-04 - General Electric Platform #2
2018-07-311:11pm to 1:30pmat: Saugus
Warm and breezy
2018-07-311:35 to 1:50 pmat: Saugus
Testing their wing. Gliding up off of the nest and dropping back down. Any day now.
2018-07-3112:45 pm to 02:15 pmat: Salem
81F, SE at 10mph, part cloudy
Nest initially empty. Later, 1 adult & 2 fledglings arrived. Soon after, the adult and 1 fledgling left. The remaining fledgling ate and stayed perched.
2018-07-3102:30 pm to 03:00 pmat: Salem
81F, 10mph SE, partly cloudy
Three young nestled, adult arrived soon after. One of the young rose to poop and stayed perched. The young one opened its wings and flapped weakly and remained perched.
2018-07-3111:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
3 ospreys on nest platfrom. 1 inside nest, 1 on perch post, and one sitting on side of nest
2018-07-3007:00 am to 09:00 amat: Newbury
sunny, still, warm
2018-07-302:00pm to 2:45pmat: Lynn
79° breezy overcast
Ted & Joan McElligott
2018-07-303:00pm to 3:30pmat: Lynn
75° breezy overcast
1 adult and 1 youngster in nest. 1 adult perched on top of tower.
2018-07-303:00pm to 3:30pmat: Choose Town
75° breezy overcast
2018-07-2907:45 a, to 07:50 amat: Newbury
Redundant queries on forms like this are annoying. Nest name clearly identifies in which town the nest is located; see no need to type in Town name just below it.
2018-07-2806:30 am to 06:35 amat: Newbury
very still, hot sunny
I've been gone 3 weeks. Good to see this adult still here. Assume I'll see the pair in due course.
2018-07-286:20 AM to 6:40 AMat: Saugus
75 - partly cloudy
Finally saw all 5 osprey at the same time. We hadn't seen all 5 at once for a few days & began to worry that something happened to one of them. Two were on the nest, two on the utility pole near the nest and one in a nearby tree. Later in the morning two of the fledglings were flying in circles together.
2018-07-2710:30 AM to 11:00 AMat: Lynn
90 - sunny
from the car
From Raddin St. we saw what we think was1 adult & 2 nestlings on the nest at 10:30. Later at around 11:00 we drove to the end of Margin St. & had a view from a different side. There was 1 adult on the nest and it flew away when some fishermen arrived on the dock just under the nest.
2018-07-277:45 pm to 8:00 pmat: Salem
low tide, 82F, humid, no breeze, cloudy
nest was busy - counted 3 chicks, but one of them may have been the mother, coming and going; another adult was perched on a lower part of the tower
So exciting to see 3 chicks survive.
2018-07-2712:00pm to 12:30pmat: Essex
Party sunny, very warm and humid, light wind
Two juveniles on the nest with one adult osprey
One adult made a landing with a fish, dropped the fish and left the nest to fly over Choate Island.
Watched 4-5 Osprey flying over Choate Island above the brown house
2018-07-2611:30pm to 11:50pmat: Choose Town
80,sunny, slight breeze
f1 young osprey standing inside nest, then later it lay down in nest. Adult osprey standing on platform perch
2018-07-2508:00 am to 08:20 amat: Newbury
76 degF, moderate wind from S, 90% cloud cover
one adult perched at nest; one juv flew a short distance and returned; I didn't see the second juve try to fly while I was there
2018-07-2508:30 am to 08:45 amat: Newbury
77 degF, moderate wind from S, 100% cloud cover
all three (one adult, two juvs) preening
2018-07-2509:05 am to 09:20 amat: Newbury
78deg F, moderate wind from SE, 60% cloud cover
one adult at nest, one on post perch; nest bird flew off, returned with a large stick, proceeded to work it into the nest; one chick was clearly visible; there might have been a second chick, but I wasn't sure
78 degF, moderate wind from SE, 60% cloud cover
so the pair has returned - maybe success next year...
2018-07-2511:02 am to 11:26 amat: Marblehead
78 deg F, se 13, 60-80% cloud cover.
One adult and two nestlings visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ at start of observation. Adult left and returned. May have been a second adult.
GLO-03 - Farm Creek Platform
2018-07-2512:30 pm to 1:00 pmat: Gloucester
80º, partly cloudy and windy
One adult osprey perched on an otherwise empty nest. About 20 later, fledgling in the nest and adult perched on the nest. Watch the fledgling fly off the nest, retrieve a stick from the marsh and bring the stick to the nest.
2018-07-2511:30am to 12:00pmat: Essex
80º, partly cloudy and very windy
Two nestlings in nest; I have yet to gather any evidence that they have fledged as I have not seen them off of the nest. One nestling did spread his wings and hop from one side of the nest to the other. Both adult birds were alternating between flying above the nest, landing on the driftwood on the marsh and landing on the nest for brief periods.
2018-07-2511:30am to 11:50amat: Salem
80, cloudy,humid and breezy
adult osprey sitting on side of nest and 2 nestlings sitting inside nest.
2018-07-247:45 am to 8:00 amat: Salisbury
71 F, rising fog, breeze
1 on perch, 1 on nest. 1 on perch flew, returned with fish.
2018-07-247:45 am to 8:00 amat: Choose Town
1 on blind 1 on nest
2018-07-2302:45 pm to 03:00 pmat: Choose Town
80F, windy, cloudy
2 nestlings sitting on edge of nest, preening.
car then on foot
2018-07-233:10 pm to 3:25 pmat: Lynn
one Osprey near nest, second in nest
car, then on foot
2018-07-2311:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
80f and sunny
One nestling flapped its wings so much it started hovering over nest a foot or so. Then dropped back into nest. Adult osprey then flew out of nest as if to convince it to fly towards it. It then flew back to the perch pole on the side of nest platform
BEV-01 - Monument Bar Channel Marker G1
2018-07-203:40 pm to 4:10 pmat: Beverly
sunny, incoming high tide, slight breeze, 75F
one gull sitting on marker most of the time
2018-07-202:15pm to 3:00pmat: Essex
80º, sunny and windy
3 nestlings sighted - have not seen them off of the nest yet but one nestling spread her wings - one adult was perched for some time and flying for some time - a second adult made a cameo appearance on the nest and flying around Choate Island.
2018-07-203:45pm to 4:20pmat: Essex
One adult flying above and empty nest for a few minutes. Two fledglings and one adult on the moorings just at the edge of the marsh located in front of the nest. Later during the observation, one landed on the marsh perch, one landed on the nest perch, another on the nest rim and the last one was soaring above the nest
2018-07-2011:30am to 11:50amat: Lynn
1 or 2....hard to see exactly from such a distance
80 and sunny
one adult on perch post on side of platform. Can see at least one nestling....possibly another.
Dont see other adult osprey
2018-07-197:15 AM to 8:00 AMat: Saugus
All 5 were on the nest & it was pretty crowded. Ollie was feeding a chick and then he flew away. He came back in a few minutes with a fish and only stayed a minute. Then he flew, with the fish, to a nearby tree. Probably wanted this one all to himself!
2018-07-1912:30 PM to 1:00 PMat: Saugus
75 - sunny
We heard chirping & looked over to the nest. There were 3 osprey flying around & one that appeared to be an adult landed on the nest. Then a fledgling came back to the nest & hovered over the nest trying to figure out how to come in for a landing. Then another landed. Pretty sure there were at least 2 fledglings. It appeared that one chick was down in the nest.
2018-07-1902:44 pm to 03:15 pmat: Salem
80F, moderate E wind, sunny
Nestlings barely visible. One rose briefly but nestled back down.
2018-07-1911:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
75 and sunny
one adult at nest, seeing AT LEAST 2 nestlings. Other adult came to nest with fish in its talons
2018-07-1811:32 AM to 12:01 PMat: Essex
possibly 1 in nest (?)
75 degrees, sunny, warm, low tide, nice breeze, a few clouds
1 fledgling flies onto nest w/adult arriving close behind. (adult then stands tall, perched on nest) Maybe a nestling in nest. 1 Fledgling on the perch by nest. There is 1 adult Osprey perched on wood on the marsh, just to the right of the nest. 1 adult Osprey on the marsh, way off to the left of the nest. 1 adult Osprey soaring in the distance off to the right. Lots of exciting Osprey activity!!!
on foot, on boat ramp
2018-07-1812:13 PM to 12:30 PMat: Essex
76 degrees, sunny, warm, low tide, few clouds, nice breeze
1 Osprey fly by
2018-07-1812:30 PM to 12:30 PMat: Saugus
driving past the nest
2018-07-1811:30am to 11:50amat: Lynn
osprey sitting on edge of nest feeding the nestlings, other osprey not seen
2018-07-1710:30 AM to 11:45 AMat: Saugus
From the Rumney Marsh model airplane field & driving past on Rt. 107
We could see one osprey perched on the nest and a head in the nest, probably a nestling as it looked smaller. Very hard to tell.
SAU-06 - Rumney Marsh Platform #1
2018-07-1710:30 AM to 10:45 AMat: Saugus
90 - partly sunny
On foot from the model airplane area
Did not see anybody
2018-07-163:10 PM to 3:40 PMat: Saugus
There was one adult osprey on a pole just up from the pole that the nest is on and we could see a head in the nest.
2018-07-1610:20 am to 10:45 amat: Salisbury
68 F, breeze, overcast, fog burning off
There was an osprey with fish, flying around, landing on a snag that's closer to SAL 02. At one point, there were 3 ospreys in the air, screeching.
I couldn't figure out who was with whom.
2018-07-1611:30am to 11:50amat: Lynn
sunny and 80
sunny, and 78
one osprey perch and preening on perch pole. Other osprey at edge of nest looking down into it. I saw the tops of a couple of nestlings heads. Osprey flew off and up above Saugus Marsh and River. It apparently spooked a blue heron that I saw take off. All of a sudden the osprey had a fish in its talons....may have taken it from heron. It flew up to nest with the fish.
2018-07-152:30 pm to 2:45 pmat: Beverly
sunny, humid, 76F, breeze, high tide
one gull perched on marker
2018-07-153:15 pm to 3:30 pmat: Salem
77F, humid, high tide, breeze, sunny
One OSPR perched on tower; 2nd OSPR feeding chicks; feeding OSPR intermittently flew away from nest; returned with a large branch which she dropped on the nest. ?? I was able to see 2 chicks at one point.
2018-07-1412:38 pm to 02:36 pmat: Salem
73F SE 12mph, sunny, becoming cloudy
One adult 2 young on nest. Other adult perched on Little Aquavitae marker, moved to nest, then one adult left. The larger of the young did extensive flapping and achieved a few inches of elevation but did not leave the nest. Other young mostly inactive.
2018-07-1402:54 pm to 03:10 pmat: Salem
73F SE 12mph, cloudy
Both adults and 3 nestlings on the nest. One adult perched, the other feeding the young. One of the young opened it's wings and only went for feeding a couple of times. The other two ate continuously while we were there.
2018-07-1301:05 pm to 01:28 pmat: Revere
74F, SE 10mph, sunny
2 adults on nest, one left. Two young visible, one did a weak stretch. The adult was either eating or feeding a third. Not clear but worth watching for.
2018-07-1302:15 pm to 02:40 pmat: Lynn
80F, windy, sunny
2 adults: on side of nest and 2 nestlings visible. one adult was tending to nestling, possibly feeding.
first time I saw nestlings.
2018-07-132:50 pm to 3:10 pmat: Lynn
one perched above nest, second bird in nest.
2018-07-1301:43 pm to 02:00 pmat: Revere
74F SE 10mph, sunny
Two adults on lower perch and 2 young on nest. Both adults chased away a Canada Goose swimming by and then alternated perching on lower and upper perches. The young were mostly inactive.
Found that my previous entries without dates were due to obsolescence of my old Surface RT tablet. Seems to work well with this Ubuntu unit.
2018-07-1302:00 pm to 02:10 pmat: Saugus
Only the head of the nestling was visible. No activity.
2018-07-139:27 AM to 9:51 AMat: Rowley
74 degrees, sunny, wispy clouds, beautiful, breezy, in between low & high tide
1 Osprey on nest perch, 1 Osprey on nest. (maybe a new mate for next season?) The 2 Ospreys flew off and landed on the marsh. There was 1 Osprey soaring around the nest area, when the 2 Ospreys were perched.
Thank you to whoever mowed the trail to the marsh!
2018-07-1310:18 AM to 10:52 AMat: Essex
2 (possibly 3?) a full & busy nest!
75 degrees, sunny, a few clouds, windy, tide getting higher, beautiful morning
1 Adult Osprey on nest with young, lots of movement & chirps, 1 Osprey soaring around nest, 1 other Osprey soaring to the right of the nest.
on foot, from boat ramp on marsh
2018-07-136:10 PM to 6:30 PMat: Saugus
77 - sunny - light breeze
Only one adult was on the nest. The 3 chicks were exercising their wings. Lots of flapping going on! One of the chicks actually lifted off the nest a few inches a couple of time. Earlier either Ollie or Olivia was moving sticks around in the nest.
2018-07-1311:30alm to 11:50lamat: Saugus
sunny,75, and breezy
2 osprey flying together above nest and river. Both came down and one went into nest and other on perch.
2018-07-1311:00 AM to 11:23 AMat: Essex
74 degrees, sunny, some wind, nearing high tide, a few clouds
1 Osprey on the nest perch and 1 Osprey on the nest. Then, 1 Osprey soared near the nest. The perched Osprey joined the soaring Osprey. Later, the nest Osprey flew off. A gull then perched on the nest. 2 doe's loudly leaped and darted out from some nearby trees. A smaller doe slowly crossed the marsh.
2018-07-1311:30am to 11:50amat: Lynn
sunny and 75
2 osprey flying above nest and river. Both came down on other nest platform , one in nest and one on perch board.
2018-07-121:20pm to 1:45pmat: Beverly
75F, hi tide, sunny, breeze
one seagull visited the nest
2018-07-122:20 pm to 2:40 pmat: Salem
76F, hi tide, sunny, breeze
1 OSPR perched on tower, 1 OSPR on nest feeding self and at least 2 chicks. Both chicks appear to be large enough to fly. The 3rd chick was not visible.
2018-07-1202:37 pm to 03:05 pmat: Salem
75F, lt var wind, sunny
One adult and 2 young perched, other adult eating. This adult then left and returned later. One of the young flapped briefly and hopped while flapping.
2018-07-1210:19 am to 10:43 amat: Marblehead
72 deg F, NNE 8 mph, 0% cloud cover
2 adults and two nestlings visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ at start of observation period. A short time later, first one adult left, and then the other adult left too, leaving the nestlings along for about 5 minutes, then one adult returned and remained for rest of observation. Most of the time, only one nestling was visible, and it was quite large, sitting up for most of the observation period.
2018-07-1211:30am to 11;50amat: Choose Town
sunn, breezy 75
one osprey sitting inside nest and other one flying over the Saugus River
2018-07-1107:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
65 degF, light wind from N, 10% cloud cover
lots of drama: two adults each brought in a large fish, almost at the same time, then suddenly there was a third adult on the platform; the male Osprey took off after the intruder, and they duked it out at the edge of a creek, flying up then rapidly right down at the other, almost head first; the female remained at the nest, feeding herself, and possibly the chicks were also feeding themselves
2018-07-1108:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
65 degF, no wind, 20% cloud cover
also drama: both adults perched on the platform, calling; then a third bird flew in, and the male took off and chased it away; it was possibly the same intruder that I saw at Cross Farm Hill - that one flew north when it left; after things quieted down the two chicks made themselves visible
2018-07-1108:40 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
68 degF, moderate wind from NE, 15% cloud cover
male was on post perch feeding self, then flew to nest a couple of times with more nesting material; female was feeding chicks - could see two for the first time :-)
single large adult perched at the edge of the nest the entire time I was observing
2018-07-1111:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
75 and sunny and breezy
one osprey lying inside nest. Other one on perch on side of nest platform. That osprey then hopped into nest with other osprey
2018-07-1011:30am to 12:00pmat: Essex
Temp - high 80s
Wind - light
Saw up to 5 Osprey soaring over and around Great Bank and Choate Island
3 nestlings were seen on nest and one adult flew on and off of the nest during the observation
2018-07-1012:20 pm to 12:45 pmat: Essex
High 80s, light wind, sunny
short observation - just a drive by on a boat; could only see one adult perched above the nest and no other birds that I could see
2018-07-107:50 am to 8:05 amat: Salisbury
71 F, clear, breeze, high tide, very little heat simmer
1 Osprey perched on/by nest. 1 Osprey on the perch.
Osprey on old blind near platform, eating. Being harassed by black bird
2018-07-1007:50 am to 8:05 amat: Salisbury
This is the first time this summer that I have seen this platform clearly. It is also the first time that I have seen convincing evidence of activity on that platform.
2018-07-1011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
88 and breezy and sunny
one osprey sitting upright in nest. Other Osprey flew up to nest with fish in talons
Osprey Incubating Eggs or Chicks
2018-07-0912:30 to 1:03at: Saugus
Hot and sunny
One adult sitting low in the nest, one on a side perch. Still can’t see if there is a chick at this nest. But there is always an adult attending the nest.
2018-07-091:05 to 1:15at: Revere
Hot and sunny
Two large nestlings visible.
2018-07-091:15 to 1:22at: Saugus
The adult is restless. Leaves the nest flies around and comes back. The nestling is no longer visible.
2018-07-093:30pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
91° breezy sunny
2018-07-094:15pm to 4:45pmat: Lynn
88° breezy sunny
2018-07-0911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
95 and breezy and sunny
one osprey standing on edge of nest looking down into nest and looking down into nest. Dont see other osprey
NPT-03 - Woodbridge Island Duck Blind #1
2018-07-086:16 am to 6:40 amat: Newburyport
57 degrees, sunny, wind 4 mph
Both on nest when I arrived. At 6:22, bird 1 flew off. Bird 2 preening.
I feel like I should have been able to see chicks at this point, if they were there. Any updates on the status of this one?
2018-07-0806:43 am to 06:47 amat: Newbury
Bird I on daddy perch, eating. Bird 2 standing on nest.
Due to time restraints, after I saw both birds, I didn't stay, as I know chicks are gone.
NEW-05 - Chaces Island Platform
2018-07-0806:53 am to 07:14 amat: Newbury
61 degrees, sunny, wind 3 mph
Both on nest when I arrived. Bird I flew off at 06:56. Bird 2 preening.
NPT-05 - Woodbridge Island Platform #3
2018-07-0806:16 am to 06:40 amat: Newburyport
Observed from Bob Lobster parking lot.
BOX-01 - Carter Fields Boxford
2018-07-0807:53 am to 08:17 amat: Boxford
Bird I standing on (new) nest. Flew off, briefly. Back with a stick. Rearranged. Then flew to nearby snag.
2018-07-089:00 AM to 11:00 AMat: Saugus
70 - sunny - no wind
I was watching the nest from time to time all morning and saw, for sure, a 3rd chick. We've been away for more than 2 weeks and before we left we were able to confirm 2 chicks although they were just peeking over the top of the nest. They have grown so fast that they now have their dark wing feathers with white tips. Either Ollie or Olivia was feeding them.
At one point I heard chirping & when I looked out one of the adults was on the nest and the other was flying around with a visitor. I have seen a visitor a few times this season.
2018-07-077:45 PM to 7:45 PMat: Saugus
We observed one adult osprey fly from the nest and fly around as we drove past. We couldn't see anyone in the nest but it is hard to see from the angle of the road.
2018-07-068:00 am to 8:15 amat: Salisbury
80 F, Overcast (will rain), windy, high tide
At first 1 Osprey perched, then 2nd appeared from within nest and then it disappeared
SAL-07 - Town Creek Platform
2018-07-068 am to 8:15 amat: Salisbury
on platform perch, not nest
2018-07-0605:45 pm to 06:00 pmat: Newbury
Dave: I will be away until the 27th, so no reports until then. Will be interesting to see if these two are still hanging around. Jim
MAR-01 - Forest River Park Channel Marker R2
2018-07-0612:00pm to 12:20pmat: Choose Town
Hot and hazy
2018-07-0611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one osprey perched on a stick in marsh near nest pole, other one sitting upright in center of nest
2018-07-059:10 AM to 9:43 AMat: Rowley
83 degrees, hot, humid, sunny, wispy clouds, low tide, no wind
No Ospreys in sight. The marsh was still and quiet. The wading birds: egrets & GBHs were beautiful. Occasional bird song/calls.
2018-07-0407:00 am to 07:15 amat: Newbury
75 degF, light wind from NNE, clear sky
one bird on post perch, one at nest; the nest bird flew off, then back; I definitely could see one chick, pretty sure I saw the other two
2018-07-0407:30 am to 07:45 amat: Newbury
75 degF, no wind, clear sky
one bird on post perch, one at nest; the nest bird seemed to be hauling around a small plank of some sort, then I realized it was the remains of a fish; the nest bird fed on it a bit, then tossed/dropped it over the side; chicks just watched...
2018-07-0408:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
77 degF, no wind, clear sky
the bird at the nest seemed quite engaged with something down in the nest, but even though the viewing was quite good, the nest was so deep I never saw what was there
no birds observed in the area
2018-07-0408:00 am to 08:30amat: Newbury
2018-07-049:02 AM to 9:29 AMat: Essex
82 degrees, sunny, hot, few wispy clouds, no wind, low tide
1 Osprey perched on the perch next to the nest. 1 Osprey soared over and around the nest. Osprey left the perch, joined the other Osprey in flight and soared off together over the trees to the left of the nest. A beautiful doe on the marsh.
2018-07-049:38 AM to 10:28 AMat: Essex
83 degrees, sunny, hot, few wispy clouds, light breeze, low tide
1 Osprey on nest shading chicks from the sun. There are 2 Ospreys that stay perched on 2 posts of a three post fence, further out on the marsh, to the right. The Osprey on the nest chirps, stands as Osprey mate with fish perches on perch to the left of nest. Nest Osprey sounds alarms, flaps wings as another Osprey soars around the nest a few times & continues to fly off over to the trees. Osprey mate on perch delivers fish to nest. The Osprey family is on the nest, chicks are being fed. Several deer are out on the marsh.
on foot, from boat ramp
2018-07-038:45 am to 9:00 amat: Beverly
84F, slight breeze, low tide, sunny
one seagull perched on marker
2018-07-0308:13 am to 08:49 amat: Marblehead
79 deg f, 7 ssw, 0% cloud cover
1 adult and one nestling visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ for most of observation period, both periodically preening. Only once or twice was second nestling seen, briefly poking its head up. No sign of second adult.
2018-07-0210am to 1030amat: Choose Town
clear / hot
chicks are getting big, still 2 , both look like the will fledge this week. Flapping alot on the nest , Primaries and secondaries look developed on both birds, but not quite ready to fly.
foot / scope
2018-07-028:30 am to 9:00 amat: Beverly
74F, breeze, low tide, mostly sunny
2018-07-029:30 am to 10:00 amat: Salem
74F, breeze, low tide, sunny
OSPR perched on tower, OSPR 2 landed on nest w/fish, began feeding itself and at least one nestling; the other two weren't visible
2018-07-0111:45am to 12:30pmat: Lynn
98F, mostly sunny
2018-07-011:00pm to 1:30pmat: Lynn
could only see one nestling today
2018-07-013:30 pm to 4:30at: Salem
88F, mostly sunny
2018-06-292:00 pm to 2:25 pmat: Beverly
86F, high tide, mostly sunny, breeze
2018-06-292:00 pm to 2:15 pmat: Salem
86F, breeze, high tide, mostly sunny
OSPR 1 feeding chicks, OSPR 2 perched nearby
thrilled to see three chicks for the 1st time & they are eating.
2018-06-2911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
slight breeze, 82 and sunny
both osprey inside nest
2018-06-299:45 AM to 10:24 AMat: Essex
yes, can't see how many
76 degrees, sunny, clear, humid, low tide, slight breeze, some sun sheen/shimmer across the marsh
1 Osprey on nest with chicks, 1 Osprey perched low on wood on the marsh just to the right of the nest, 1 Osprey flew from a snag to perch on a rock far right from the nest
2018-06-289:20 AM to 9:48 AM 6/28/18at: Rowley
66 degrees, cloudy, humid, low tide, in between rain storms
1 Osprey perched on perch next to nest, 1 Osprey perched on a short sign post across Mud/Sawyers Creek.
2018-06-275:00 pm to 5:15 pmat: Lynn
74° overcast breezy
2018-06-275:30 pm to 6:00 pmat: Lynn
68° breezy overcast
One Osprey on top of tower , the other Osprey was standing on the nest.
68° breezy overcast
2018-06-2711:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
one osprey on ground in marsh eating. Other Osprey up inside nest
2018-06-2704:30 pm to o5:00 pmat: Newbury
2018-06-2611:30pm to 11:50pmat: Saugus
sunny and 65
one osprey standing on edge of nest and other one perched on stick in the marsh
2018-06-2401:16 pm to 01:34 pmat: Marblehead
73 deg F, se 7 mph, 50 % cloud cover
1 adult bird visible on nest at “MAR-02 Great Aquivitae Daymarker, Marblehead“ and one nestling when observation started. Soon a second nestling became visible, but generally only one nestling was usually visible and the other only very sporadically. After a while, second adult landed on nest, then one adult left after a bit. At one point, both adults left nest at same time, and then nestlings started to move around a bit more. An adult soon returned. Once or twice, one of the nestlings (I think the one that was usually visible) would flap her wings a few times. Maybe this nestling that was more often visible is the older of the two? Finally, at least once or twice I saw additional movement in the nest that perhaps could indicate a third nestling? I think it's more likely that there are only two, however.
2018-06-2211:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one osprey flying around up above nest, then flew to perch stick in marsh. Other osprey standing up right in the middle of nest.
2018-06-1412pm to 1230pmat: Choose Town
Adult feeding 2 young, good sized, downy feathers, likely 2-3 weeks old
food / scope
2018-06-049:00AM to 9:30at: Choose Town
Adult feeding chicks, chicks to low in the nest to see.
foot via scope
07/18/201807:20 am to 07:40 amat: Ipswich
70 degF, 70% cloud cover, moderate wind from N
one adult flew from nest down to post perch; one adult in nest feeding self, then flew away; nearly full-size chick in nest feeding self, and doing lots of wing stretching/flapping; I did not find any other chicks/fledglings anywhere in the area
07/18/201807:50 am to 08:10 amat: Ipswich
72 degF, 70% cloud cover, no wind
one adult on post perch; two chicks in nest, preening
07/18/201808:30 am to 08:50 amat: Newbury
72 degF, 70% cloud cover, moderate wind from N
one adult flying around between nest and perch; second adult also flying around, bringing back nesting material and working with it; both adults flew to nest when a third bird approached from overhead, then flew on; one chick finally big enough to be seen
no Osprey observed in area of duck blind platform
0018-08-0611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
97F , sunny, breezy
2 osprey inside nest feeding
0018-07-3107:30 am to 09:44 amat: Newbury
0018-07-2011;30 pm to 11:50pmat: Choose Town
1 or 2
one adult on Perch post on side of nest platform . Can see 1 nestling in nest and possiby another.
--04:30 pm to 04:48 pmat: Lynn
68F, wind 10mph, partly cloudy
have observed osprey gathering seaweed and sticks from beach and carrying to nest 3 times in past 7 days, including today.
this nest was active initially with 2 Osprey. now only one and this bird is adding to nest with materials from beach. and perching beside nest.
--04:05 pm to 04:12 pmat: Lynn
1 Osprey in nest, second perched beside nest
--13:51 pm to 14:35 pmat: Salem
69F, breezy E wind, sunny
Male and female both on and off the nest, both at same time for brief period. Female alternzted betw semi incub and perching, also eating w poss feeding but no young visible.
--12:55 pm to 13:16 pmat: East Boston
Female was perched and did small amount of feeding the young
--1:45 to 1:52at: Saugus
GLO-02 - Wingarsheek Salt Marsh Platform
--4 pm to 4:15 pmat: Gloucester
There were no osprey on or near GLO-2. However, there were 2 osprey on the far nest, one on the nest and one on the post. I haven't seen anyone there this season before.
--12:00 to 1:00at: Salem
--2:00 pm to 2:20 pmat: Salem
69F, breeze, sunny, low tide
two OSPR present,. one perched on nest, one alternating between the two towers.
--11:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
2 osprey observed in nest
cloudy and windy 70
one in nest andother sitting in marsh near nest pole
--11:30am to 11:50amat: Lynn
55 and cloudy and calm
one osprey inside nest and other perched on stick in marsh not far from nest pole
--11 to 12at: Lynn
80, breezy and sunny
1 osprey on edge of nest looking down in to nest. Other osprey perched on stick in marsh near the nest pole
sunny,78 and calm
one osprey inside nest. Other one perched on nest edge looking down into it. Then after several minutes it flew down to the Saugus River and out of sight
wunny, 75 and calm
2 osprey sitting upright inside nest
--1:40pm to 2:30pmat: Salem
mostly sunny, slight breeze, 66 degrees
two nestlings, thanks to my newly purchased scope!
--4:00 pm to 4:15 pmat: Gloucester
70"s, clouds increasing, some wind
There was no-one on the nest. However, on the far nest, that has had no osprey all year, had two sitting on the platform. There is not much of a nest. One was sitting on the nest the other on the raised post.
I tried to send this yesterday, but didn't receive a response, so tried again.
--8:15 am to 8:25 amat: Choose Town
60 F, 100% cloud almost raining
--8:15 am to 8:25 amat: Salisbury
no osprey, no nest
--11:30am to 12:00pmat: Essex
--12:45 p to 1:00 pmat: Salem
74F, breeze, low tide, overcast
When I arrived, one OSPR perched on top rung of tower, OSPR 2 perched on nest. Shortly thereafter, top OSPR flew away and started circling above river with another adult OSPR. Eventually OSPR 3 (the one on the nest) flew away, which enabled me to zoom in for a CU of the nest, and I confirmed there are two nestlings there. Yay!
--9:37 AM to 10:09 AMat: Rowley
75 degrees, sunny, some clouds, breezy, high tide
1 Osprey feeding self on the perch beside the nest, no nesting activity due to loss of mate & chicks, 1 Osprey sitting on the marsh in the distance
--10:36 AM (6/21/18) to 11:24 AMat: Essex
76 degrees, sunny, some clouds, windy, tide going out
1 Osprey feeding chicks in nest, 1 Osprey sitting on marsh next to nest, 2 Ospreys soaring (one w/a fish) over to the left of the nest & joined by a third soaring Osprey, also 1 Osprey sitting on the marsh in the distance on the right
--9:56 AM (6/22/18) to 10:31 AMat: Essex
64 degrees, sunny & bright, no clouds, high tide, a breeze
1 Osprey on the nest moving sticks, 1 Osprey lands on the nest with a fish and immediately the 2 Ospreys soar off together. 2 more Ospreys join them in flight and all 4 fly off to the left & over the trees. One still has the fish!
--06:47 am to 07:18 amat: Newburyport
55 degrees, sunny, wind 5 mph
Bird I sitting on nest when I arrived. Stood for a bit. Couldn't see beneath bird.
Observed from Bob Lobster parking lot
--07:20 am to 07:32 amat: Newbury
Nest empty when I arrived. Bird 1 perched nearby on piece of driftwood (to left of nest). 07:25 Bird 2 landed on nest. 2 adults flying/hunting nearby.
--07:48 am to 08:06 amat: Newbury
61 degrees, sunny, wind 6 mph
Both birds standing on nest when I arrived. Could not see anything beneath birds. Bird 1 flew off X2 and returned shortly after with sticks. Bird 2 sat/stood on nest. 2 or 3 adults flying/hunting nearby.
Bird I perched on platform, feeding self
--09:20 am to 09:43 amat: Boxford
67 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 5 mph
Will have to compare photos to see if nest is any bigger (just out of curiosity).
Decided to take long path back for first time. Lots of large branches in path. Possibly from last storm?
--08:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
63 degF, moderate wind from NW; 100% clear
adult on post perch with wings spread and drooping, like a Turkey Vulture - I've never before seen an Osprey in this posture; adult at nest feeding self and chicks - I *think* I could make out two chicks, but not three
--08:45 am to 09:00 amat: Newbury
64 degF, no wind, 100% clear
when I first arrived one adult was on the post perch feeding itself from a huge fish, second bird was at side of nest, two chicks in nest feeding themselves! then the bird at the nest began calling, and the bird on the post flew over to the nest with its fish, which the bird at the nest began feeding to three chicks
--09:20 am to 09:40 amat: Newbury
66 degF, moderate wind from ENE (off the water?), 100% clear
one bird perched on post; one bird in nest feeding self, and possibly feeding chicks - nest is large, far, and heat shimmer bad, so couldn't see any
no adults anywhere in the area
--01:52 pm to 02:39 pmat: Salem
72F, lt var wind, sunny
Female perched then male arrived with a fish. Female ate and also moved as if feeding a chick.
--1:40 to 1:47at: Revere
SAL-01 - Rings Island Platforms
07:15 am to 07:30 amat: Salisbury
75 degrees, clear, calm
female feeding chicks, male perched on nest perching post. Three chicks clearly visible on nest. Female feeding smallest one.
from bedroom window
I was away for over a week, but seeing three on the nest is really good. Friends report lots of pogies off the beach on PI and Salisbury, so this should make it easy for the osprey to support all three chicks.
01:30 pm to 02:02 pmat: Choose Town
84F light SE wind, ptly cloudy
Female perched initially. Male arrived with catch and female fed the young. Feeding suggested a third nestling.
02:22 pm to 03:19 pmat: Marblehead
88F light SE wind, mostly cloudy
Female perched, 2 nestlings up and down. Female left and circled, possibly because of nearby boaters, then returned to nest and ate. Nestlings seemed unconcerned, possibly fed themselves earlier.
6:30 pm to 7:00 pmat: Salisbury
80 degrees, clear, light SE
Female perched on nest after feeding chicks suddenly dove toward the outlet of Mill Creek to attack a great blue heron. The female dove 5 times and the heron squawked and held its ground. Then the male which had been perched on platform 3 carried out 4 more diving attacks on the heron. The heron stood its ground and the ospreys ceased their attacks
from back porch
The osprey are feeding the chicks heavily with both the female and male bringing fish. The female is leaving the nest occasionally, but does not stay away for a long time. The chicks are maturing rapidly.
01:45 pm to 02:40 pmat: Salem
81F loght E wind, sunny
Female was perched, chicks up and down. Female started to feed the young then quit and left for 20 minutes. She returned empty handed but male returned later with a catch. He left and she resumed feeding.
01:00 pm to 02:45 pmat: Marblehead
94F, moderate SE wind, sunny
All 4 perched on nest. Male left and nestlings were alternately up and down.
IPS-04 - Six Goose Creek blind
to at: Choose Town
78, E 5 mph, 50%
2nd osprey flying over head calling, perched osprey also flew when boat halfway along creek
2 or 3
i adult perched on nest, 1 perched on marsh perch
1 adult perched on nest, 1 adult perched on marsh perch, appeared to be on white head in contrast in front of black adult on nest, but breeze & heat shimmer made certainty with telescope difficult
IPS-14 - Rogers Island Duck Blind #2
01:10 pm to 01:35 pmat: Revere
77F 8mph SE sunny
1 adult perched, 2 nestlings poked up off and on. Adult left briefly and returned with twig, then fed the young.
01:45 pm to 01:57 pmat: Revere
One adult perched above the nest, the other on the perch down near the ground. One nestling perched, other was up and down or stretching wings. The adult perched above left briefly and fed the young on return.
02:42 pm to 03:28 pmat: Salem
77F, 8mph SE, sunny
2 adults and 2 nestlings were perched. One of the adults left and returned later. One of the nestlings was up and down, the other remained perched.
12:38 pm to 02:46 pmat: Salem
87F, W at 4mph, sunny
Both adults perched, male left and returned. The young stretched their wings and flapped but without much strength.
01:41 pm to 02:22 pmat: Salem
75F lt var wind, sunny
One adult perched and only two of the young became visible while we watched.
9:30 am to 9:45 amat: Salisbury
70 degrees, foggy but clear, light east wind
female on nest with 3 fledglings and male perched on platform 3. A third osprey approached the nest and the residents made loud warning chirps. The male left his perch and chased the intruder (a female) all around as the intruding female approached the nest many times. Meantime the resident female left the nest and flew across the river while the male chased the intruder. Eventually the intruder flew at a high altitude across the river and the male resumed his perch on platform 3. During the chase the 3 fledglings laid low in the nest and were not visible. About 5 minutes after the intruder was driven away the fledglings stood up in the nest. The female still has not returned to the nest.
GLO-01 - KEA Platform
11:00 am to 11:15 amat: Gloucester
80F, hazy, humid
First time i have seen any osprey on this platform this season. not much nesting material present, but both birds perched on platform.
GLO-05 - Lobsta Land Platform
11;15am to 11:30 amat: Gloucester
80F, hazy humid
ESS-05 - Singleton Salt Marsh Platform
4:00pm to 4:30pmat: Essex
4 osprey - aerial acrobatics
1 osprey with fish in claws on platform.
1 perched on nest
from back deck
a lot of "chatter" while they circled the platform
7:15pm to 8:00pmat: Essex
8:00 am to 8:15 amat: Salisbury
I just returned from a week away and found that two of the fledglings had learned to fly and were away from the nest. One fledgling was on the nest and spreading its wings, but may not yet have flown. Later in the day I saw four ospreys on the nest, one adult and three fledglings.
11:00 am to 11:15 amat: Salisbury
I heard intruder alarm calls and saw an adult osprey being chased by another adult while two ospreys (adult and fledgling) were perched on the nest and two other fledglings were perched on platforms 2 and 3. The intruder circled the area, shadowed from above by the local adult female and eventually flew off toward the northeast.
from back yard
It is clear that all three of this year's fledglings are flying now. The nest is completely empty occasionally.
9:00am to 10amat: East Boston
Both fledglings out of the nest hopping around and flying from telephone pole to pole. Parents feeding, some begging.
one chick fledged a number of days before the other, the other was in the nest for almost an additional week prior to this post.
12;00pm to 12:20pmat: Revere
foot / truck
Hard to get a great view of the nest, but one large nestling, looks fledged or very close. Spread wings both primaries and secondaries developed. If not fledged currently this bird will be flying tomorrow / next day etc.
10:00 am to 10:15 amat: Salisbury
70 degrees, cloudy, light W wind
No sign of any activity at this platform. No sticks on the platform
from rail trail
10:30 am to 10:45 amat: Salisbury
70degrees, cloudy, light W wind
five osprey perched on platforms and utility poles on Ferry Road. Lots of flying from perch to perch and calling to each other. The entire family seems to still be present.
80 degrees, clear, light NW wind
No sign of any nesting activity, but this is one of several sightings of an osprey using the platform as a perch. I'm thinking that it would be interesting to categorize the various platforms and nest sites along the lines of 1. active nesting site that successfully fledged young. 2 active nest site with eggs/nestlings that failed to produce fledgl;ings, 3 site with nest building activity but no eggs laid, 4 site with some perching activity, but no nest building 5 site with no observed osprey activity. I'm sure you could improve the categories, but it could be interesting as part of a season-end report, if you're not already doing something along these lines.
to at: Ipswich
NE 12 mph
2 osprey flying in area over 6 Goose Creek, only one calling, seemed to be calling so I assume one adult & 1 fledgling
12 mph NE
my guess would be one fledgling on the nest because two osprey rose from the marsh calling and another was perched on the platform perch
7:00 AM to 8:30 AMat: Ipswich
my guess is that it was a fledgling on the nest but the distance was too great to be certain. There were two osprey flying over the area and caslling as well as one (flredgling?) perched on Laws Creek blind
Time frame was same for other nest observations
2 brown back osprey on nest, one presumed adult osprey flying and making alarm calls. One of the fledglings flew during the observation
64F, 9mph N, 100%
IPS-04A - Six Goose Creek Platform
64, N 9, 100%
64, 10 mph, 100%
one perched on nest, one perched on marsh platform
IPS-11A Paine Creek Platform
extra nest material visible on platform; also significant shallow nest on east end of large camp roof of second camp farther up Paine Creek
9:00 am to 9:15 amat: Salisbury
60 degrees, foggy, calm
for the last several days I've only seen one osprey on the platforms at a time, typically [perched on the second platform. I believe it is a fledgling, but am not certain.
3:00 pm to 3:15 pmat: Salisbury
80 degrees, clear, 10 mph SW
Two ospreys were perched together on Platform 3. Not clear if they were fledglings or adults.
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