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ESS-05 - Singleton Salt Marsh Platform
Osprey Incubating Eggs or Chicks
2020-05-275:30am to 6:30amat: Essex
Sunny, starting to get humid
The pair continue to do a dynamite job in taking care of their nest. The male brings in fresh marsh grass and an occasional stick. Together they poke and prod the material into place. The result is a tightly woven haven, quite a difference from last year’s “trash bag” nest.
From the deck
GLO-01 - KEA Platform
2020-05-2708:39am to 08:57amat: Gloucester
67 degrees, sunny, light wind
Female on nest and male sitting in dead tree on the marsh. Both female and male observed hunting.
GLO-04 - Annisquam River Platform #1
2020-05-2711:08am to 11:25amat: Gloucester
72 degrees, sunny and wind
When I got there the male was sitting on the perch eating a fish. The female was in nest.
NPT-03 - Woodbridge Island Duck Blind #1
2020-05-2707:15 am to 07:30 amat: Newbury
63 degF, light wind from W, 10% cloud cover
maybe another bird perched on driftwood log across a channel, and another bird fishing at another channel - heat shimmer gets bad
NPT-05 - Woodbridge Island Platform #3
2020-05-2707:15 am to 07:30at: Newbury
this may be a duplicate report - the first time I was entering it simply disappeared...
NEW-05 - Chaces Island Platform
2020-05-2707:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
64 degF, moderate wind from SW, clear sky
bird was incubating in nest when I arrived, then it stood up and seemed to be tending to something in the nest, then settled back in; second bird perched on a piling post quite a bit east of the platform
NEW-03A Plum Island River Platform
2020-05-2708:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
one bird down in nest, one on post perch - before I left that one had flown away
NEW-01 - Graf Salt Marsh Platform
one bird down in nest; when I arrived there was a second bird on the post perch, but then it flew off
NEW-04 - Pine Island Platform
2020-05-2708:30 am to 08:35 amat: Newbury
70 degF, moderate wind from SW, clear sky
one bird on nest, one of post perch
MAR-01 - Forest River Park Channel Marker R2
2020-05-273:30 to 3:45at: Salem
Saw exchange between the two birds I think it was the female who stretched her wings twice before flying off. This was by far the bigger of the two birds when she left she flew low to water almost looked heavy right above water level. On my return trip back to forest river I noticed they already switched back and the smaller osprey was on a sailboat feet away from nest
2020-05-2606:30am to 04:45 pmat: Newbury
drizzly start, then sunny, windy
BEV-01 - Monument Bar Channel Marker G1
2020-05-2617:00 to 17:15at: Beverly
60°.SE 10mph. Skies clear
Second osprey delivered fish to nest.
BEV-02 - Misery Island Platform
Other (specify below)
2020-05-2618:15 to 18:20at: Beverly
60°.SE @ 10 mph. Clear evening
No nesting material on platform.
BEV-03 - Misery Island Tree Nest
2020-05-2617:30- to 18:15at: Beverly
60° SE winds @ 10. Clear skies
Osprey active in nest flapping its wings on 2 occasions while obs. nest
2020-05-263:45 pm to 4:00 pmat: Beverly
57F, 4 MPH Wind, hazy/bright, low humidity
one OSPR incubating, but she stood up and stretched for a few mins. before settling down again.
SLM-02 - Danvers River Transmission Tower
2020-05-264:25 pm to 4:40 pmat: Salem
57F, 4mph wind speed, hazy/bright sky
very difficult to see when incubating, but eventually the OSPR got up and moved around a bit.
2020-05-2506:30 am to 08:50 amat: Newbury
SAU-03 - Route 107 Utility Pole
2020-05-2511:00am to 11:15amat: Saugus
56, cloudy, foggy, not much wind
SAU-06 - Rumney Marsh Platform #1
2020-05-2511:20 to 11:35amat: Saugus
56, cloudy, not much wind, foggy
LYN-02 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker R16
2020-05-252:30 pm to 2:50 pmat: Choose Town
58F, low wind, cloudy
LYN-04 Lynn Harbor Channel Marker #9, Lynn
2020-05-252:55 pm to 3:30 pmat: Lynn
BOX-01 Carter Fields-Pine Tree
2020-05-2512:30 pm to 12:45 pmat: Boxford
57 degrees, cloudy, wind 5mph
Bird 1 sitting tight on nest. At 12:42, bird 2 flew in with some sticks. Both birds arranged sticks on nest. Bird 1 flew off and bird 2 sat on nest.
Tom and Karen Meler
2020-05-251:20 PM to 1:45 PMat: Salem
Temp 57 degrees, wind ESE 5mph, cloudy, visibility 10 miles
Upon arrival there was one osprey moving about in the nest. At 1:38 PM a second osprey arrived and entered the nest. The first osprey than left the nest and perched itself on a lower portion of the nest's transmission tower. No other activity.
2020-05-252:00 PM to 2:15 PMat: Beverly
Temp 57 degrees, wing ESE 6mph, Cloudy, visibility 9 miles
Upon arrival there was one osprey moving about in the nest. A short time later a second osprey arrived and entered the nest. At 2:05 PM one osprey departed the nest. No other activity was observed.
2020-05-246:41p.m. to 7:32 p.m.at: Boxford
60℉ Sunny with wispy clouds; light breeze
One adult on nest and one in tree above; only saw head up sporadically by the one in nest; one in tree just watching and preening; during preening, this osprey would open a wing and systematically run his/her beak down the length of a feather and then repeat with the next feather; after about a half hour the one in tree flew down to nest and the adults changed places; same head bobbing by the one now in nest; one in tree stayed a short time and flew after another large bird who was nearing the nest; he/she did not return before observer departed.
ROW-07 - Sawyers Island Platform
2020-05-232:00 pm to 2:25 pmat: Rowley
57-58F, high wind with gusts to 35-40, thin overcast
female seemed restless, troubled by very strong winds from the SE
2020-05-227:00am to 8:00amat: Essex
The female occasionally leaves the nest for up to an hour. The male sits on the eggs while she bathes in the salt pannes, flys around the marsh and comes back to the marsh perch. When he stands up from sitting on the eggs, she immediately returns to the nest. Interesting method of communication.
2020-05-2212:15 pm to 12:30 pmat: Beverly
sunny, wind 10-15mph, 78F
one cabin cruiser was anchored very close to the channel marker and the OSPR was perched on the nest when I arrived. Eventually it settled back into an incubating position. The channel traffic comes fairly close to the channel marker anyway, but this is the first time I've seen a boat actually anchor there. Hopefully, this hasn't disturbed the birds too much.
2020-05-2212:45 pm to 1:00 pmat: Salem
sunny, 10-15 mph wind, 79F
One OSPR incubating in nest; a 2nd OSPR was perched on the 1st tower rung below the nest.
Rick & Jan Pierce
ESS-08 Greenbelt Cox Reservation Platform #2
No Osprey visible on Nest
2020-05-2210:20 am to 10:25 amat: Essex
72 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
ESS-06 - Soginese Creek Platform
2020-05-2210:45 am to 11:00 amat: Essex
72 degrees, sunny, breezy
One osprey incubating and the other osprey in the nearby marsh. The two birds swapped positions while we were observing.
ESS-02 - Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
2020-05-2211:20 am to 11:40 amat: Essex
One osprey incubating, one osprey on nearby perch and a third osprey in the marsh about 100' away.
ESS-03 - Great Bank Platform
2020-05-2211:40 am to 11:50 amat: Essex
Both osprey on nest together.
2020-05-2106:45 am to 09:20 amat: Newbury
2020-05-2106:55 am to 07:10 amat: Newbury
46 degF, light wind from W, clear sky
there may have been two more birds perched on a driftwood log over a channel - too far away to tell for sure
one bird on nest, one bird down in marsh grasses, flew up to nest, then returned to marsh location
2020-05-2107:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
one bird in nest, second bird flew in with something, first bird flew over to post perch, second bird snuggled down in nest
2020-05-2107:40 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
one bird on nest, on perched on log not very far away
2020-05-2108:05 am to 08:20 amat: Newbury
46 deg F, light wind from W, clear sky
one bird on nest; second bird on post perch, then it left; a few minutes later a bird flew in from the south and continued north for as long as I could track it - don't know if it's the same bird that left from the perch, or it might be a third bird
2020-05-2108:25 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
57 degF, light wind from W, clear sky
one bird on nest
2020-05-2109:30 am to 09:40 amat: Essex
65 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
2020-05-2110:00 am to 10:15 amat: Essex
2020-05-2110:30 am to 10:45 amat: Essex
One osprey perched on nest. a 2nd osprey was perched on the nearby post in the marsh.
2020-05-2111:10 am to 11:20 amat: Essex
One osprey incubating. The 2nd osprey arrived with a fish for the nest at which time the osprey incubating stood up to eat.
NEW-02 - Upper Parker River Platform
2020-05-2106:45pm to 07:20pmat: Newbury
65deg sunny slight wind minimal clouds
2 osprey seen One on nest - unable to see eggs from viewpoint She left nest for a minimal amount of time when a bald eagle came nearby but returned to nest Second osprey came and perched while observing and stayed on perch until we left
Boat - low tide made viewing nest more difficult
Bald eagle came nearby to feed, swooped down and took off with what looked like an eel?
2020-05-2107:00 am to o5:10 pmat: Newbury
sunny, hot, windy
2020-05-2007:00 am to 11:00 amat: Newbury
SAU-05 - Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary Platform #1
2020-05-2012:00 pm to 12:15 pmat: Saugus
Sunny, Breezy, and cool
Two Adults on the nest. One sitting low in a shallow nest.
I checked the other platforms and they were all occupied, so this looks like a new pair. So I guess this means we can take down the for rent sign.
REV-01 - Pines River Salt Marsh Platform
2020-05-2012:00 pm to 12:15 pmat: Revere
Adult low in the nest, and one on adjacent perch
SAU-04A - General Electric Platform #1
2020-05-209am to 9:15 amat: Beverly
55°F. SE winds 10mph..Clear blue sky
Active pair in nest
We observed the nest again at 11:30. One osprey approached the nest with a fish and left without leaving it?
2020-05-2010:45 to 11at: Beverly
50° Winds from the SE . Clear skies
No nest on the platform.
Osprey Actively Building Nest
2020-05-209:30 am to 10:30 amat: Beverly
55°. Winds SE. Clear skies.
Observed 2 Ospreys in the nest. One left for about 30 min. Only to return with 1 stick.
2020-05-203:50 pm to 4:05 pmat: Beverly
58F, w 10 MPH, sunny delightful day
One OSPR is def. incubating. Another flew in to visit briefly, then left.
2020-05-204:30 pm to 4:45 pmat: Salem
55F, 10 MPH, sunny, fairly low tide
one OSPR barely visible incubating. Another OSPR flew in briefly and flew away.
2020-05-2010:40 am to 10:55at: Marblehead
55, sunny, winds 5 mph E
when I arrived female was sitting on nest and male was not present. Within 2 minutes the male returned and settled on the perch below. Several minutes later a third osprey began to fly nearby and the male perched on the nest. The intruder left after a few minutes and the male returned to the perch
2020-05-194:08 PM to 4:29 PMat: Essex
55 degrees, beautiful!, sunny, breeze on the marsh, low tide
One adult osprey looking out towards the river, laying deep in the nest bowl, incubating eggs. Wonderful! So far, so good!
on foot, down on the gravel road, to the marsh edge
ESS-07 Babson Salt Marsh Platform
2020-05-194:41 PM to 5:10 PMat: Essex
57 degrees, sunny, beautiful, breeze out on the marsh, low tide
on foot, from the end of Island Rd, walking left on the marsh all the way over to the edge of the creek - observed at the same time as Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
57 degrees, sunny, beautiful, a breeze on the marsh, low tide
2 Adult Ospreys were both perched side by side on the marsh perch, to the left of the nest. I suspected last weekend and now as well, that sadly this nesting season may not happen this spring. At least it looks like, there is still an adult pair and that is good news. I will keep checking.......
on foot, from the end of Island Road, walking left on the marsh all the way over to the edge of the creek
2020-05-1907:55 am to 08:30 amat: Boxford
51 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 12 mph
Bird 1 sitting very low in nest when I arrived (difficult to see). Approximately 15 minutes later, bird 2 flew to nest and took over incubation, giving bird 1 part of a fish. Bird 1 flew to a nearby snag to eat.
2020-05-1902:30 pm to 02:45pmat: Gloucester
55 degrees, sunny, windy
Perfect times as the male leaves the marsh to hunt, dives in the water to bring up a big fish. Goes back to oerch to eat. Female can be seen on the nest.
2020-05-1901:30pm to 01:45pmat: Choose Town
54 degrees, sunny and windy
male on marsh and female in nest.
2020-05-188:30am to 10:30amat: Essex
The pair have been working together like a well oiled machine. The male is busy chasing off intruders, bringing fish in, and carrying in fresh grass to the nest.
The female has been turning the eggs and occasionally flying to a marsh perch to eat a fish while the male takes his nest turn.
From the back deck
The male brings in a fish, shows it to her, then flies to the marsh perch to eat the head. He then brings her the rest of the fish to eat.
2020-05-1812:15pm to 12:30pmat: Gloucester
58, overcast, light winds
One in nest, second on and off, stayed nearby
GLO-02 - Wingarsheek Salt Marsh Platform
2020-05-1812:45pm to 1:10pmat: Gloucester
GLO-03 - Farm Creek Platform
58, overcast, light wind
one Osprey in nest, second Osprey not sighted
2020-05-1811:54 AM to 12:15 PMat: Beverly
Temp 57 degrees, wind NNE 9mph,Cloudy, viability 10 miles
Due to the angle and distance to the nest we cannot determine if the nest has eggs.
Upon arrival we found one osprey moving about in the nest. Within a minute a second osprey arrived and perched itself on the side of the nest. The first osprey in the nest than took off and left the nest. The second osprey perched on the side of the nest than went into the nest and was moving about.
2020-05-1807:30 am to 02:45 pmat: Newbury
2020-05-1812:30 PM to 1:02 PMat: Salem
Temp 57 degrees, wind NE 8mph, Partly cloudy, visibility 9 miles
Due to the distance and angle to the nest we cannot determine if the nest has eggs.
We observe this nest from transmission tower C155s/15.
Upon arrival we observed one osprey moving about in the nest. Shortly thereafter a second osprey arrived and perched itself on the transmission tower just above the nest. After a short period of time the first osprey in the nest departed the nest. The second osprey perched on the transmission tower then entered the nest and was moving about.
At 12:45 PM a third osprey arrived and soared over the nest. Before anything could happen the first osprey returned, chased the third osprey away, and perched itself on top of the transmission tower. The third osprey retreated and perched itself on top of another transmission tower between our tower and the nest"s tower.
We thought that this would end in a stalemate. However, the first osprey on top of the nest's tower took off and in a dive bomber type action dove at the third osprey. The third osprey took off and confronted the first osprey, but new better, and flew off. The first osprey then landed and perched itself at exactly the same location of the third osprey.
During this whole time we felt that there might have been a fourth osprey soaring over this area at a much higher elevation. We tried in vain to identify it but it was too high for us to observe. When the third osprey left this bird flew away and up the Danvers River.
LYN-03 Lower Saugus River Channel Marker-Walsh
2020-05-182:00 PM to 2:05 PMat: Lynn
61 - cloudy
On foot from Avon St.
There was one osprey visible in the nest & appeared to be incubating.
2020-05-1707:00 am to 07:30amat: Newbury
2020-05-1707:30 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
51 degF, no wind, 90% cloud cover
one bird on perch, other bird in nest incubating; bird in nest flew off, bird on perch flew to nest and began incubating
2020-05-1707:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
53 degF, moderate wind from SW, 90% cloud cover
one bird down in nest incubating; second bird flew in twice with nesting material
there is a very large object (almost the size of and Osprey) in the nest, next to the left rim - it is bright white at one end, the rest mostly medium brown, at first I thought it was another bird, but it is stationary
2020-05-1708:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
54 degF, no wind, 90% cloud cover
one bird on nest incubating, one bird on perch, third bird flew in and perched on large dark object quite near post perch
2020-05-1708:30 am to 08:45 amat: Newbury
54 degF, moderate wind from W, 90% cloud cover
one bird down in nest; second bird on post perch, then flew off; a little later a bird flew in from the west with a fish, past the platform, perched on a piling and began feeding self - don't know if it was from this platform or not
very large item (fabric? roofing material?) hanging off right side of platform; also, two nice rafts of Brant in water
2020-05-1708:45 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
54 degF, light wind from SW, 90% cloud cover
bird down in nest popped up and chased off an intruder, then returned to nest
one head visible in nest, one bird on nest perch
heat shimmer very bad, and with distance it became difficult to discern anything more - in the future I'll begin at this site
2020-05-173:15 pm to 3:30 pmat: Beverly
63F, partly cloudy, 10mph wind, very low tide, 60% humid
one OSPR on nest; a 2nd OSPR flew in to visit briefly then flying away
SAU-01 Upper Saugus River Utility Pole-DCR
2020-05-174:45 PM to 5:15 PMat: Saugus
From our house
Olivia is still incubating and Ollie was perched on his favorite branch just outside our window. He spends a lot of time there. It's business as usual all day with Ollie bringing fish to Olivia and occasionally relieving her on the nest. They don't seem to be bothered by the occasional truck traffic and activity on the lot around their pole.
2020-05-1710am to 1015amat: Essex
ESS-04 - Round Island Platform
new nest material on platform
ROW-11 Hog Island Point, Rowley
2020-05-1710am to 1015amat: Rowley
SAL-01 - Rings Island Platforms
2020-05-1712:15 PM to 12:30 PMat: Salisbury
65, clear, light west wind
Two pairs of intruding ospreys circled the nest several times and the local male osprey spent his time trying to get above them and circling to chase them away while the female on the nest continuously made warning cries.
from back yard
a single female osprey has been coming by regularly and circled low over the nest. The nesting female makes warning cries and the male chases the intruding female away. 2020-05-17
IPS-14 - Rogers Island Duck Blind #2
2020-05-1710 am to 12 noonat: Ipswich
60 degrees F
Winds S 5 mph
60% cloud cover
One osprey on nest, second on marsh perch.
IPS-10 - Laws Creek Duck Blind
One osprey on nest, second on marsh
IPS-05 - Laws Creek Platform
One osprey in nest, second on marsh perch
ROW-09 - ClubHead Creek Platform
2020-05-1710 am to 12 noonat: Rowley
IPS-09 - Broad Creek Camp
One osprey on nest, flew. Second osprey appeared above nest.
IPS-15 Rogers Island Platform
IPS-11A Paine Creek Platform
One osprey stayed on nest. Second osprey on piling with fish; flew taking fish with him.
IPS-16A Paine Creek Platform #2
2020-05-1710 am to 12 noonat: Gloucester
Minimal amount of grass added to nest. One osprey on platform; second osprey on platform perch.
Adding nesting materials.
2020-05-1704:02 p.m. to 05:56 p.m.at: Boxford
66℉, cloudy, no wind
For almost this whole time, one adult was sitting on nest. Near the end of observation, Other adult flew into nest after perching on nearby trees (2 different ones) & the adults exchanged places. One who had been on nest flew away.
2020-05-1607:35 am to 07:45at: Newbury
incubating for the past 2 days since previous report
2020-05-1610:40am to 10:53 amat: Saugus
mostly sunny, windy, 63
2020-05-161:58am to 11:15amat: Saugus
63, windy, mostly sunny
both perched for a while, then one flew off and in a few minutes came back and they were both perched again
2020-05-1611:20am to 11:25amat: Saugus
63 windy, mostly sunny
one bird incubating other perched, then they changed places and bird that had been incubating flew off
I see this one both going and coming back to SAU-06 so look a 2nd time to see if anything is happening.
ROW-04 - Nelson Island Creek Platform
2020-05-167am to 7amat: Rowley
nest looks built up but birds not incubating yet.
2020-05-167am to 7amat: Ipswich
2020-05-164:10 pm to 5:00 pmat: Rowley
2 + 1
60, gusty southerly 10+, blue sky with increasing puffy clouds
Additional adult osprey briefly present above nest, challenged (?) by male from pair -see longer report sent to D Rimmer
2020-05-159:55 am to 10:15 amat: Salem
mostly sunny, 7 MPH winds, 85 Humidity, 57F,
Several fishermen standing in the mudflats
one OSPR observed perching on tower, then flying to another rung on the tower; I could not discern if there was an OSPR on the nest. No movement while I was there, so no way to tell.
LYN-01 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker G15
2020-05-151:50 pm to 2:15 pmat: Lynn
69F, partly cloudy, light wind
one Osprey perch by nest
69F, light wind, partly cloudy
osprey perch near nest
2020-05-152:20 pm to 2:30 pmat: Lynn
MAR-02 - Great Aquivitae Daymarker
2020-05-1501:00 pm to 01:45 pmat: Salem
69F, light SW wind, partly cloudy
Resettled at one point.
on foot by scope
SLM-01 - Salem Harbor Channel Marker G3
2020-05-1502:10 pm to 02:56:pmat: Salem
69F, light SE wind, partly cloudy
Looked like male was incubating and female was perched on support pole below. She left and returned, then went above to replace the male who subsequently left.
2020-05-155:00 pm to 5:15 pmat: Beverly
sunny, 70F, 68%Humid, 11 MPH wind
very hard to see the incubator, but soon a 2nd OSPR flew in and perched on the nest; both OSPRs flapped their wings at each other before the 2nd one flew away and the 1st one settled down again.
so far, so good with this pair. Only time will tell if there are eggs, if the eggs hatch, and whether there will be any chicks
2020-05-154:00 to 4:15at: Marblehead
66 degrees, winds 12 mph ESE, sunny
the male was perched below the nest and the female sitting on the nest when I arrived. Within 5 minutes the male took off and shortly after another osprey started flying towards the nest. The male returned and chased him away and perched on the nest.
IPS-07 - Plum Island #2 - Cross Farm Hill Platform
2020-05-157am to 7amat: Ipswich
first time seeing birds on this nest in 2020
little if any nesting material on platform.
2020-05-1511.50 am to 12:30 pmat: Salem
1 egg possibly more
70 winds out of west
Could see female on one egg possibly more. Male was on a adjacent boat . They were calling out to one another
Great to see them this year . Did not want to get to close the female was communicating and the male who I did not see right away was standing on a raised boat ladder feet away .
2020-05-1407:10 am to 07:20 amat: Essex
49 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
2020-05-1407:25 am to 07:35 amat: Essex
49 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
One osprey incubating and the other on edge of nest.
2020-05-1408:00 am to 08:10 amat: Essex
2020-05-1405:11 p.m. to 07:18 p.m.at: Boxford
Very clear with sparse wispy clouds; virtually no wind; 66℉
One adult on nest (male, I think); just head lifting up occasionally & once or twice got up, shook feathers & settled down again; couldn't tell if both adults were on the nest until 1 1/2 hours later when the other adult (female, I think) flew in and they traded places
Again, lots of other birds in the area
2020-05-146pm to 6pmat: Ipswich
1 egg in nest
2020-05-146pm to 6pmat: Rowley
Osprey perched near this new nest site, which consists of a small 3x4 foot platform that was probably once the floor of a hunting blind. It is raised about 12-18' off marsh. I added some extensions to the sides to help retain nest materials, which are sparse now but could build. No eggs.
IPS-06 - Plum Island #1 - Bill Forward Pool Platform
2020-05-144 pm to 6 pmat: Ipswich
70 degrees F
Winds SW 5-19 mph
50% cloud cover
One osprey in nest, other on perch
70 degrees F
Winds SW 5-6 mph
50% cloud cover
One osprey on nest, second osprey perched. Both flew.
IPS-04A - Six Goose Creek Platform
70 degrees F
Winds SW 5-6 mph
50% cloud cover
2020-05-1311:00 am to 12:15 pmat: Newbury
2020-05-1311:10 am to 11:25 amat: Lynn
58F, high wind, mostly sunny
2020-05-1311:25 am to 11:40 amat: Lynn
58F, windy, mostly sunny
osprey with fish near nest
ESS-01 - Greenbelt Cox Reservation Platform #1
2020-05-1308:05 am to 08:35amat: Essex
45 degrees, sunny, light wind
2020-05-1308:50 am to 09:03 amat: Gloucester
46 degrees, sunny light wind.
Two adults on nest.
2020-05-1309:55am to 10:25 amat: Gloucester
48 degrees, sunny, light wind.
female turning eggs on nest or rearranging something. Nestled down. Male keeping watch on marsh below.
2020-05-127:00am to 7:30amat: Essex
Raw, cold wind gusts
IPS-02 - Green Point Road Platform 1
2020-05-1203:00 pm to 03:05 pmat: Ipswich
partly sunny, windy
IPS-08 - Sally Weatherall Reservation Platform
2020-05-1212:09 PM to 12:31 PMat: Beverly
Temp. 53 degrees, wind w 16mph, mostly cloudy, visibility clear
Observed one osprey in the nest moving around, no other activity. At 12:25 PM a second osprey arrived at the nest. The first osprey than departed the nest. Due to the distance and angle that we have to the nest, it is impossible to determine if there are any eggs in the nest.
2020-05-1212:45 PM to 1:05 PMat: Salem
Temp. 54 degrees,Wind w16mph, Mostly cloudy, visibility clear
One osprey in nest moving around. No other activity observed near the nest. Due to the angle and distance to the nest it is impossible to determine if there are any eggs.
2020-05-1206:30am to 05:21 pmat: Newbury
One bird has been sitting on the nest most of the day. Going out tomorrow to see if any eggs
2020-05-125:15 pm to 5:30 pmat: Marblehead
55 degrees, winds 17 WNW
2 Kayakers were near the nest and the female was calling and left the nest and flew around several times. The male returned and flew around and they returned to the nest and perched on the edges. The kayakers left and the female settled back on the nest and the male flew away.
When the kayakers landed, I approached them and asked if in the future they would stay away from the channel marker as not to disturb the female and cause her to leave the nest. They said they would avoid it in the future.
on foot from Forest River Park
2020-05-1107:19 am to 07:20 amat: Newbury
46 degF, no wind, clear sky
one bird on post perch, one bird down in nest
2020-05-1107:30 am to 07:45 amat: Newbury
49 degF, no wind, clear sky
one bird down in nest; second bird brought in a fish and perched on post feeding self
2020-05-1107:50 am to 08:05 amat: Newbury
one bird in nest, second bird perched down in marsh grass feeding self
a woman walking and playing with two dogs, in the marsh very near the platform
2020-05-1108:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
49 degF, light breeze from SW, clear sky
one bird on nest, second bird on perch feeding self
2020-05-1108:35 am to 08:50 amat: Newbury
49 degF, no wind, 5% cloud cover
one bird in nest, second bird down in marsh grass
one bird perched on post at nest, second bird down in marsh grass
SAL-07 - Town Creek Platform
2020-05-119:15 am to 9:30 amat: Salisbury
55 degrees, clear, light West
from rail trail
No sign of any nest-building 2020-05011
2020-05-1110:30 am to 10:45 amat: Salisbury
55 degrees, clear, light SE
female sitting on nest and male perched on platform 2. Another female osprey approached the male from the rear and dove at him, catching him by surprise. The male then chased the intruding female in circles until she flew away to the northwest.
2020-05-1104:20pm to 04:40pmat: Gloucester
mid 50"s, overcast, moderate wind
GLO-03 Farm Creek Platform
One on nest, second perched near by
mid 50's, overcast, moderate winds
Nest appears to have been damaged in storm. No Osprey visible.
2020-05-1108:09 am to 08:44 amat: Boxford
51 degrees, sunny, wind 3 mph
Mary Ann Leekley
2020-05-1009:15 to 09:15at: Newbury
45 f, clear, breezey
Newbury policeman gave me warning and I left. Not even 5 minutes.
45 F, clear, breezy
Newbury police warned me off. Not even 5 minutes.
2020-05-1011:25am to 11:30amat: Saugus
50, extremely windy, cloudy
Too windy to stay longer
2020-05-1011:35am to 11:40amat: Saugus
50, extremely windy cloudy
so windy couldn't get good look, facing wind and being knocked off-balance and binocs unsteady. Think was perched, alone, not sitting. Hard to be sure.
2020-05-106:00am to 4:00pmat: Essex
Very windy, 40s
I was happy to see their nest survived the high winds. She has not moved from the nest while he has rotated between the two marsh perches keeping watch.
2020-05-105:15 PM to 5:30 pmat: Salisbury
60 degrees, 15 mph west, clear
female sitting deep in the nest peeping to say I'm lonely. Male arrives with a fish, lands in the nest and is greeted warmly, but then flies from the nest to perch on a canoe rack below the nest and eat the fish. Herring
2020-05-103:29 PM to 3:51 PMat: Rowley
60 degrees, sunny, cloudy, fierce wind on the marsh, high tide - the creeks were full
Adult Osprey deep in the nest bowl, facing left, looking towards the road w/pink house, that goes over to Plum Island. There was an egg roll, then the Osprey resettled itself in the nest.
on foot, first on the slope for height, then down on the marsh
2020-05-104:18 PM to 4:51 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, sunny, cloudy, extremely windy, creeks are full, high tide
on foot, end of Island Rd, all the way down the marsh to the edge of the creek - observed at the same time as Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
A number of Great Black-backed Gulls soaring around & perched on the marsh
60 degrees, extremely windy, sunny, cloudy, high tide, creeks full
It was so windy, it was hard to tell if the Osprey was there. Stayed around hoping to catch a glimpse. The O might have been deep down in the nest. The nest is huge, some grasses hanging off the left. The boat ramp isn't up yet. Last weekend, I definitely saw the adult incubating. I'm going to check back there as soon as I can.
on foot, the end of Island Rd. down the marsh to the creek
Great Black -backed Gulls on the marsh, some soaring.
2020-05-105:03 PM to 5:31 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, sunny, cloudy, really windy - more sheltered here, high tide, beautiful
Female Osprey down in the nest on eggs. At 5:10, the male osprey delivered a headless fish to the nest, the female took the fish off the nest to a branch on the outer most tree, left of the nest. The male O positioned itself on the eggs. Then he took off after some flyers in the area. He was back on the nest/eggs at 5:20. One other Osprey was soaring back over the trees, when the fish delivery occurred. Great Black-backed gulls soaring & some were perched on the marsh.
on foot, down the gravel road to the edge of the marsh
2020-05-104:40 pm to 5:10 pmat: Rowley
60 F, wind from SW15-25 mph gusts, blue sky with some small puffy clouds
Not 100% sure if incubating, but low position in nest and relative lack of change over 30mins would suggest incubation.
2020-05-103 pm to 4 pmat: Ipswich
52 degrees F
Winds west 12-20 mph
52 degrees F
Winds W at 12-20 mph
50% cloud cover
52 degrees F
Winds W 12-20 mph
50% cloud cover
2020-05-095:30am to 10:30amat: Essex
Rain then turning windy and cold later
Male has been on the marsh perch. Female was deep in the nest last night at dusk and was still in the nest at dawn this morning.
From back deck
2020-05-094:15 to 5:00at: Marblehead
55 degrees, winds 14mph SSW, cloudy
male on perch below nestfemale tough to see but could make out her headmale left shortly after my arrival and did not return
2020-05-097:45 pm to 8:00 pmat: Salem
38F, 15 mph, clear/sunset
Very limited visibility as she has positioned herself on the far side of the nest. When incubating, it takes good optics and patience to see any movement from the top of her head. I left a note with the neighbor asking if he might want to join our team. He has a much better view from the 2nd floor living room in his house. TBD.
2020-05-096pm to 6pmat: Newbury
EAB-02 Belle Isle Salt Marsh Platform
2020-05-087am to 730amat: East Boston
cool but nice
after bring off for a couple of day, the female appears to be on eggs. Male perched above her.
EAB-01 - MBTA Rail Yard
2020-05-08730am to 740at: East Boston
perched on a pole , no other bird in sight
2020-05-086:00 am to 1:00pmat: Essex
Female spends the majority of the time on the nest, hunched down so you can only see the top of her head. The male stands guard on the marsh perch and quickly flies to the nest when a third Osprey approached. The pair has copulated today followed by sitting in the nest side by side.
From the back deck
REV-02 - Wonderland Park Light Tower
2020-05-0812:56 pm to 01:05 pmat: Revere
58F, W 10 mph, Cloudy
One sitting low in the nest, other perched then left, soaring in high circles.
2020-05-0801:15 pm to 01:35 pmat: Revere
Female down low in nest. Male came then left.
2020-05-0801:25 pm to 01:35 pmat: Saugus
Gull tried to land on platform. Osprey flapped and gull veered off.
Most likely was male from REV-01. I only looked at this platform after the male left REV-01. Gull probably thought it was an established gull landing.
2020-05-082:10 pm to 2:25 pmat: Beverly
15 mph wind, cloudy/overcast, 58F, storm forecast
one OSPR perched on nest; one OSPR incubating
2020-05-086pm to 6pmat: Newbury
Single osprey, probably the female, appeared to be sitting in nest. On egg? Maybe....finally!
2020-05-085:15 PM to 5:30 PMat: Saugus
Olivia is continuing to incubate since April 19. Ollie was perched on his favorite branch right outside our window.
2020-05-076:00am to 9:00amat: Essex
Osprey were in and around the nest for 12 hours yesterday.
The nest was “enhanced” with trash bags.
At 6pm, the Osprey mated.
Today, the female is in the nest and the male is eating a fish on his marsh perch.
2020-05-0712:40 pm to 01:00 pmat: Salem
62F, NW 10mph, partly cloudy
One sitting down low, other perched. Perched one left about 10 minutes later.
2020-05-0701:25 pm to 02:00 pmat: Salem
Sitting down low in the nest, moved a bit then resettled.
2020-05-076pm to 6pmat: Ipswich
Osprey Feeding Self
2020-05-0712:20 pm to 12:45 pmat: Lynn
60,light wind, partly cloudy
second osprey in nest
osprey feeding self near second osprey in nest
2020-05-0711:50 am to 12:10 pmat: Lynn
60F, light wind, partly cloudy
second osprey perched beside nest
Margaret (Peg) Brady
GLO-05 - Lobsta Land Platform
2020-05-060606 am to 0612 amat: Gloucester
Air =3c, sunny, Wind= 4 mph NNE
Annie incubating egg, Squam on adjacent perch.
2020-05-066:00am to 6:20amat: Essex
One Osprey sitting on marsh perch while the other is bringing in nest material and tamping it down.
2020-05-0607:33 am to 07:45at: Newbury
This is the first time since this pair arrived, other than the first sighting, when nest building as been observed. it might just be housecleaning, we'll see.
2020-05-0611:05 to 11:10at: Newbury
51 F, overcast, breeze, high tide
from road side of Plum Is Turnpike.
F. Henry & William Graf Jr Salt Meadow turnout is blocked by cones from Newbury police.
51 F, overcast, breeze, high tide.
2020-05-064:15 to 4:50at: Salem
partly cloudy, windy, low 50's
female sitting on nestmale perched below, flew off, returned to nest, perched below
viewed from Forest River Park in Salem and also from Crestwood Rd in Marblehead where you can down into the nest somewhat
2020-05-065:05 pm to 5:20 pmat: Gloucester
49 degrees, cloudy
Margaret (Peg) Brady
2020-05-050625 am to 0632at: Gloucester
7 c, mostly sunny, <12 mph
One perched in nest, other on adjacent perch. Then they joined up in the nest for less than a minute. Then he flew off to the East & circled the marsh .
2020-05-0510:00 am to 10:15 amat: Gloucester
WArm, about 70F, no cloud cover
One bird on nest, second bird perched in tree near former redtail hawk nest. Second bird took off, soared over the river, and then joined bird on nest.
2020-05-0510:15 am to 10:30 amat: Gloucester
warm, about 70F, no cloud cover
On bird on nest, second bird on nearby perch, feeding itself
2020-05-0510:30 am to 10:45amat: Gloucester
warm, 70F, no cloud cover
2020-05-058:00am to 8:30amat: Essex
50 degrees, partly cloudy, light wind
50 degrees, light wind and partly cloudy
Sat there for a few minutes and flew off...Believe this is one of the pair from across the marsh at the Sigonese platform.
2020-05-0512:24 pm. to 12:45 pmat: Gloucester
54 degrees, light wind, sunny partly cloudy
Female on nest, male on rock down on the marsh keeping watch.
2020-05-0511:55am to 12:15pmat: Gloucester
52 degrees, sunny partly cloudy, light wind.
Female seems to be rotating eggs on nest. Male was sitting on the private Osprey platform next to Greenbelts platform keeping guard...male took off and came back with fish for Mama!
2020-05-051:25pm to 1:40pmat: Beverly
sunny, windy 10-20MPH, 50F
2020-05-040621 am to 0630 amat: Gloucester
16 c, mostly overcast, 6 mph
One adult on nest & flew off to The NE, 2nd adult the adjacent perch feeding.
2020-05-0412:13 PM to 12:38 PMat: Beverly
Temp. 68 degrees, wind WNW 12 mph, visibility clear, partly cloudy
Upon arrival observed one osprey in the nest. This osprey was moving around and for a short period of time perched itself on the edge of the nest. No other activity was observed.
2020-05-0412:53 PM to 1:11 PMat: Salem
Temp 69 degrees, wind WNW 12 mph, visibility clear, partly cloudy
Observed one osprey moving about the nest. No other activity was observed.
2020-05-0408:40 am to 09:13 amat: Boxford
61 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 10mph
Bird 1 was sitting on nest when I arrived. Bird 2 was perched nearby. Bird 2 left the area shortly thereafter.
2020-05-0409:30 am to 12 noonat: Rowley
61 degrees F
2020-05-0409:30 am to 12 noonat: Ipswich
One osprey in nest, flew, returned to nest. Second osprey flew by neat nest and continued on.
This is Paine Creek Platform 1, not the new Paine Creek Platform
No nest, no osprey
1 osprey in nest, other on perch
1 osprey in nest, 2nd flies past nest and lands on perch
1 osprey in nest, 2nd on perch
Choose Activity Observed
Large nest but no osprey
1 osprey in nest, second osprey lands on nest
2020-05-030625 am to 0635at: Gloucester
Air = 14c, overcast, 0 mph
2 adults in nest. One feeding
2020-05-0307:18 am to 07:19 amat: Newbury
56 degF, no wind, 50% cloud cover
one adult in nest, one adult on post perch
2020-05-0307:25 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
58 degF, light swirly breeze, 50% cloud cover
two adults perched on the blind platform
I was given a citation by a Newbury officer for parking by the side of the road - parking has been prohibited on all of Plum Island except for residents (even if you are going to be there only 15 minutes, doing research)
one bird perched at nest, other bird flew out and brought back sticks twice while I was watching
I hope I have the right name/# for this site: it is a small square platform on four legs, which looks like the photo for NBT-05; but from where I stand it seems to be EAST of NBT-03, whereas on the map that one looks west of NBT-03
2020-05-0307:45 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
59 degF, light swirly breeze, 60% cloud cover
one adult perched at nest, second adult down in marsh grass just west of platform
2020-05-0308:00 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
59 degF, breeze from S, 60% cloud cover
one bird down in marsh grass south of platform, second bird bringing in huge stick to add to huge nest
2020-05-0308:15 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
59 degF, moderate wind from SW, 60% cloud cover
oen bird on post perch, second bird in nest, third bird came along and strafed the one in the nest
2020-05-0311:40 to 11:55at: Essex
Beautiful day, and the warmest of the year so far (70sF). Sunny, little wind, no heat shimmer.
I arrived to see the presumed female sitting on the nest. Immediately after, the male flew in and perched on the stick protruding from the platform. No further activity observed.
On foot by scope standing next to my car, parked at the gate. I didn't have time to drive down to the boat ramp but didn't need to given the great viewing conditions.
None, except I hope this pair finally succeeds this year!
2020-05-038:00am to 8:15amat: Essex
60º, light cloud cover; windy
Male flew off of a stump near the nest but the female stayed in the nest cup and didn't leave which leads me to believe that she is incubating some eggs
2020-05-0303:17 pm to 05:09 pmat: Boxford
71℉ sunny; slightly cloudy; minimal breeze
One adult on nest; other watching from nearby dead tree; this throughout most of observation except that at one point three other ospreys flew into the area and were joined briefly by the one not on the nest; then three flew away & "our" osprey returned to sit on another nearby dead tree
2020-05-037:45am to 8:00amat: Essex
Male perched and female in nest cup
2020-05-020631 am to 0637 amat: Gloucester
Air = 8c, sun, no clouds,<20 mph
One adult perched in nest, one adult feeding on perch adjacent to platform. Kingfisher flying around feeding adult
Kingfisher flying around the feeding adult.
2020-05-0207:30 am to 11:00 amat: Newbury
2020-05-0210am to 1015amat: Newbury
2020-05-0211:20am to 11:38amat: Saugus
sunny 60 windy
2020-05-0211:41am to 11:58amat: Saugus
Was on platform then flew down and came back up. Couldn't tell if stick in beak--too far (need scope or better binocs) and went back on nest for few minutes, then left.
2020-05-023:58 PM to 4:37 PMat: Essex
68 degrees, sunny, beautiful, some clouds, windy on the marsh, mid- tide
One Osprey deep in the nest bowel incubating eggs, lots of chirping, did not see the other adult. Both were seen together on the nest on 4/30, one adult incubating. RTH, turkey vultures, both kinds of egrets, gulls, cormorants, among the flyers.
on foot down the gravel road
2020-05-024:49 PM to 5:28 PMat: Essex
68 degrees, sunny, cloudy, beautiful, really windy down the marsh, mid tide
on foot, from Island Rd, down the marsh all the way to the creek, observed at the same time as ESS 02.
68 degrees, sunny, cloudy, beautiful, really windy on the marsh, mid tide
Adult Osprey deep in nest bowl incubating eggs, other adult was not seen at this time. Neighbor reports seeing 3 adult Ospreys earlier today, 2 on the nest. Neighbor also reports seeing a bald eagle in the area.
on foot from Island Rd, down the marsh all the way to the creek
Neighbor say there is a GHO that flies over the marsh in the early evenings. It perches in a maple tree beforehand.
2020-05-024:30 pm to 5:1060spmat: Rowley
60s, 5-10mph, high overcast
2nd adult feeding on catch about 400+ yds from platform, slowly moving back to with 40+ feet of platform
2020-05-010623 am to 0627 amat: Gloucester
Air = 9c, rain, <15mph SE
Osprey Adult perched on side of nest.
Kingfisher sitting on perched adjacent to platform.
2020-05-0107:30 am to 04:40 pmat: Newbury
2020-05-014:38 pm to 5:00 pmat: Beverly
61F, cloudy, 4 MPH wind speed
one OSPR perched on nest, one incubating
2020-05-014:15 pm to 4:30 pmat: Salem
cloudy, 61F, 4 MPH winds, humid
one OSPR perched on tower, one incubating on nest
2020-05-016pm to 6pmat: Essex
2020-04-300631 am to 0637 amat: Gloucester
Air temp =7c, 100 % overcast, wind = 12mph
Adult perched on side of nest facing east
2020-04-307:15am to 7:15amat: Essex
One in the nest, one on marsh perch
Caretaker on foot
2020-04-307am to 730at: East Boston
Tending to the nest. No eggs yet. Had a skirmish with the new local Ravens.
Birds have adjusted to other pair of Osprey again. No eggs yet.
2020-04-307am to 715amat: East Boston
building nest a bit
Had been fighting with the salt marsh pair for about a week. Things have settled down again and everyone has returned to their respective corners of the marsh. same as last year.
2020-04-3011:25 to 11:35 amat: Newbury
46 F, rain, wind
1 on nest, 1 on perch
from Plum Island Turnpike
2020-04-3011:25 to 11:35 amat: Choose Town
1 on perch, other sitting on nest
2020-04-3007:00 am to 04:00 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-290621 am to 0631 amat: Gloucester
Air 3c, sun & clear skies, wind 5 mph
Adult perched on new cam & not in nest.
2020-04-2907:54 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
46 degF, 0% cloud cover, wind unknown
2020-04-2912:30 pm to 01:30pmat: Boxford
O flying around. I flew from perch to nest then shortly flew out of sight.
4 blue herrings flew around and ended in water near overlook. The a pair flew far corner of the pond. The 5 flew by overlook to out of sight.
Wooden over looking the pond.
Happy to see the brush cut back so the water is more easily seen. Thanks to the person that assisted in that activity.
2020-04-2911:30am to 11:55amat: Gloucester
51 degrees, light wing, high clouds but sunny
female on nest, male left and took a bath.
pleasantly surprised to see 2 perched. Female stayed on nest while male bathed in river and went off to hunt..
2020-04-2911:00 am to 11:18 amat: Gloucester
51 degrees, high clouds but sunny, light wind
Assuming she is sitting on eggs...Female sitting low in nest, male on marsh near perch.
2020-04-298:00am to 8:15amat: Essex
50 degrees, light wind and high clouds but sunny
2020-04-298:15 am to 8:30amat: Essex
2020-04-291340 to 1350at: Essex
temp ~ 60F, some wind, sunny, some heat shimmer but not enough to interfere with nest observation (from Crane Beach gate)
none related to ospreys
on foot from vehicle
It looks like this nest has failed yet again. I could not see the nest(s) farther out due to heat shimmer.
2020-04-298:30 AM to 8:45 AMat: Saugus
Ollie was soaring and diving and he brought breakfast to Olivia. Then he flew across the river to perch in his favorite spot in the tree right outside our window. Olivia is still incubating.
2020-04-291:33 PM for a few minutes to Again at 2:25 PM at: Lynn
On foot from Raddin St.
I walked to the nest at 1:33 and watch for a few minutes. There was one osprey in the nest and she appeared to be incubating. Then I came back at 2:25 and she was still in the nest.
2020-04-280615 am to 0620 amat: Gloucester
3 c, rain & overcast, 13 mph
2020-04-280719 am to 0729 amat: Gloucester
3 c, overcast,< 10 mph
2020-04-288:00am to 10:00amat: Essex
Very windy, cold
One was sitting in the nest, the other on the perch. The one in the nest would fly around the marsh then come back to the nest.
My Brother on foot
2020-04-2807:30 am to 03:53 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-282;10 pm to 2:30 pmat: Beverly
cloudy, 46F, 7 MPH wind
The OSP was sitting on the nest, not perched. So presumably she was incubating.
2020-04-2811am to 1pmat: Ipswich
2020-04-2806:45 am to 04:37 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-270617 am to 0623 amat: Gloucester
Air = 5.5c, rain, wind = 26 mph
2020-04-2710:00 am to 10:15 amat: Salisbury
40 degrees, 20+ mph NE, rain
Female is sitting deep in the nest and male is perched on a canoe rack in the marsh below the nest trying to stay out of the wind.
from bedroom window
This is the kind of cold NE storm that often kills osprey eggs.
2020-04-2610:00am to 10:00amat: Essex
2020-04-2607:30 am to 11:04 amat: Newbury
2020-04-2612:25pm to 12:40pmat: Beverly
46F, 11 mph wind, cloudy,
one OSPR sitting on nest, perhaps incubating? But not "perched" on nest.
2020-04-2610am to 10amat: Newbury
SAL-06 - Carr Island Platform
2020-04-262pm to 2pmat: Salisbury
2020-04-2610:20 AM to 10:4 amat: Gloucester
cloudy and cool
One in the nest, one on perch pole
2020-04-2610:50 AM to 11:05at: Gloucester
cool and cloudy
I did a quick recheck at 11:45. No Osprey observed
2020-04-2609:30 am to 09:45 amat: Gloucester
Both Osprey were perched outside of the nest
2020-04-2612:10 to 12: 40at: Ipswich
47 F, 8 mph east, 100%
IPS-04 - Six Goose Creek blind
2020-04-2612:10 PM to 12:40 PMat: Ipswich
1 on nest, one on perch
2020-04-250625 am to 0635 amat: Gloucester
Air 5c, mostly cloudy, no wind
One perched on cam, one in nest.
Observed 2 wild turkeys (male & female) 200 yards from Osprey platform
2020-04-259:00am to 11:30amat: Essex
My brother on foot
2020-04-2510:35 AM to 11:15 Amat: Gloucester
50 degrees, partly sunny, light breeze
One adult in nest. Second Adult was not visible on the nest or in the surrounding area during this observation
2020-04-2511:45am to 12:00pmat: Saugus
mostly sunny, little breeze, at least 55
first one osprey on nest, then 2nd came and they mated then 2nd one left, came back, fed other one (?) and flew off again
Think it was male who left and came back and flew off a 2nd time, he was on top while mating
2020-04-2512:01pm to 12:10pmat: Saugus
mostly sunny, little breeze, about 55
Tom aand Karen Meler
2020-04-2512:35 PM to 1:10 PMat: Beverly
temp. 54 degrees, wind ENE 6 mph, visibility clear, high thin clouds
Very little bird activity
Observed two osprey moving in and about the nest. One osprey stood on the outside rim of the nest. At 12:50 PM one osprey left the nest and flew low towards the Beverly/Salem bridge. At 1:00 PM osprey returned to the nest and at 1:02 PM left the nest again. At 1:03 pm the second osprey left the nest leaving the nest unattended. At 1:08 PM one osprey returned to the nest.
2020-04-251:22 PM to 1:45 PMat: Salem
Temp. 56 digress, wind ENE 7 MPH, Visibility clear ,
little bird activity in the area
Upon arrival observed one osprey moving about in the nest. At 1:25 PM second osprey arrived at the nest. At 1:26 PM a third osprey arrived at the nest and was immediately chased away by one of the ospreys. The challenge by the third osprey was very limited and it flew up to the top of an adjacent transmission tower and perched. The third osprey flew away at 1:30 PM. In the meantime the second osprey flew up on top of transmission tower above the nest and there it stayed perched. At 1:40 PM the second osprey left its perch and flew off towards the Kernwood Bridge.
2020-04-2512:35 pm to 01:00 pmat: Lynn
57F, SE 12mph, Fair
One sitting in nest, other perched on a rock below
With Nahant beach closed it is difficult to get good viewing to see into the nest. Was probably there earlier.
Both together down on the nest.
2020-04-2512:15 pm to 12:30 pmat: Salisbury
47 degrees, cloudy, 12 mph NE
Female sitting deep on the nest and male is chasing away an intruding osprey
I took a walk at Battis Farm in Amesbury around 3 pm and saw an osprey dive into Lake Gardner and carry a fish away flying to the east. An osprey returned to the lake about 20 minutes later and hunted for a while before flying away to the north. Made me wonder where the hunting osprey's nest is located. 2020/04/25
2020-04-2509:20 to 09:35at: Newbury
50 F, overcast
from pullout by Greenbelt sign on Plum Is Turnpike.
The parking lots by the bridge are closed.
This is a long look for my telescope.
Mary Ann Leekley
nest looks small, blown away
from side of road near bridge on Plumbush side of PI Turnpike.
2020-04-252:00 PM to 2:20 PMat: Saugus
On foot from the Rumney Marsh Trail
One osprey was sitting down in the nest the whole time and appeared to be incubating. Then another flew over the nest with a fish and landed on a nearby pole to eat. Later he flew over the nest with a fish and dropped it on the nest for the female. It looked like "no contact delivery". Then he perched on the nearby radio tower.
2020-04-254:40pm to 5:05pmat: Salem
sunny, 56F, 10mph,
I met Greg, who lives on the water at the end of March St. He watches them all the time and said that he was 'blown away' when he saw one of them catch a cormorant in flight and bring it back to the osprey nest for dinner. I suggested he check out the Greenbelt web site and consider being an osprey monitor for this nest.
2020-04-252:05 PM to 2:15 PMat: Saugus
55 - sunny
On foot from the Rumney Marsh Trail near the model airplane field
There were two osprey in the area coming & going from the platform but it didn't look like much of a nest, if any on the platform.
2020-04-253:00PM to 3:15at: Gloucester
50 degrees, soft winds, clear skies
occasional circling above the nest before returning
revisited site at 4:00 and did not see the Osprey. Last week I did not observe any activity at his nest. I pass it regularly on my daily walks and it did not appear to be occupied. Last year it was unoccupied. Fingers crossed that this year will be different.
2020-04-2501:20 pm to 01:30 pmat: Revere
Both perched on outer edge of nest and rail.
2020-04-2501:45 pm to 01:50 pmat: Revere
One sitting on nest, other arrived with nesting material.
2020-04-2501:45 pm to 01:55 pmat: Saugus
While I watched, a herring gull landed on the platform and stayed.
2020-04-2509:045 am to 11:14 amat: Boxford
47 degrees, cloudy, wind 3mph
Bird 1 was sitting on the nest when I arrived. At 10:12, bird 2 (male as evidenced by size and coloring) flew to nest. Pair switched places and bird 1 sat on nearby perch to preen. Bird 2 only sat for 4
minutes before flying off. Nest was unoccupied for approximately 50 minutes. At 11:10 bird 2 flew back and sat in nest.
2020-04-252pm to 2pmat: Ipswich
2 OSPR perched. no sign of nesting material.
SAL-02 - Black Rock Creek Platform
2020-04-252pm to 2pmat: Salisbury
SAL-04 - Salisbury Beach Reservation Platform
SAL-08 - Shad Creek Platform
2020-04-252pm to 2pmat: Newbury
2020-04-252pm to 2pmat: Newburyport
2020-04-254:20 pm to 4:55 pmat: Rowley
52, 10+ mph, clear
2 adults together on marsh 500-600 feet from platform, one fishing in creek; then one returned to preen at platform post.
2020-04-2504:22 p.m. to 05:47 p.m.at: Boxford
Blue sky with no clouds; mostly calm but occasional breezes were very vigorous; 58℉. Later when leaving, temperature was about 53℉ and there was a steady, still vigorous wind.
At first the nest looked empty but a head popped above the rim several times & once the whole adult osprey got up, shook it's feathers & settled down again. There was no other movement on the nest, so it appeared to me that this osprey was warming or guarding either eggs or babies. Honking steadily, three Canada geese flew in & landed on the pond near the nest. Suddenly the other adult osprey (whom I had not seen) appeared & both adults flew in wide circles around the perimeter of the nest about 20-25 feet away. In only a few seconds, under a minute, the one on the nest returned there while the other flew around for a few minutes. The honking stopped but I could not see if the geese left the area. Finally the one circling went to the nest, checked out the other adult & disappeared. They did not exchange positions guarding the nest. The disappearing osprey returned to the nest briefly again, but left without exchanging places with the other.
A beautiful day, there was much other wildlife present. I spotted a large heron (bluish-gray), a swan, two ducks & four turtles. (Sounds like the twelve days of Christmas!)
2020-04-240636 am to 0646 amat: Gloucester
rain, overcast, air temp = 5c, wind NE <15 mph
adult perched on top of newly installed cam
2020-04-2401:00 pm to 01:20 pmat: Lynn
46F, med wind, rain showers
osprey carrying seaweed to add to nest
2020-04-2401:00 pm to 01:20 pmat: Choose Town
46F, moderate wind, rain showers
2 adult ospreys in the nest
2020-04-243:35pm to 3:50at: Gloucester
43 degrees, wind NNE 15mph, cloudy
On foot with scope
2020-04-244:00pm to 4:10pmat: Gloucester
43 degrees, wind NNE 15 mph, raining
2020-04-239am to 9amat: Newbury
2020-04-2307:00 am to 03:31 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-233:30pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
52° Breezy. Sunny
A second Osprey flew by.
2020-04-234:30pm to 4:45pmat: Lynn
53° breezy sunny
2020-04-236pm to 6pmat: Essex
2020-04-229:05 am to 9:25 amat: Essex
32, partly sunny, light wind & gusts
Osprey flying above river hunting
32 degrees, partly sunny, light wind with gusts.
Pair of Osprey flying above river hunting
2020-04-229:45am to 10:05at: Gloucester
34 derees, partly sunny, light wind with gusts.
2020-04-2210:30am to 11:15amat: Gloucester
34 degrees, partly sunny, light wings with gusts.
Male osprey perched on marsh for 15 -20 minutes, female in nest. Male brought nest building material back to nest and mounted the female on the nest.
2020-04-222:20 pm to 2:36 pmat: Essex
Gusty winds NNW at 15 - 20 mph
70% cloud cover
Osprey deep in nest
2020-04-2107#0 am to 09:02 amat: Newbury
2020-04-210625 am to 0635amat: Gloucester
air temp -1C, clear & sunny, low tide 0507am
both adults were facing SSW in the nest
2020-04-210733 am to 0750 amat: Gloucester
Air temp 1C, clear & sunny
One adult remained on nest & other flew off & returned w/in 10min
2020-04-2112:00 noon to 12:30 pmat: Salisbury
48 degrees, 15 mph SE, partly sunny
female is sitting deep in the nest as if on eggs. male visited and perched briefly and female stood up while male peered into nest. Perhaps looking at eggs. Male then flew to platform 3 and perched
ospreys have been very active with nest-building and mating. Bringing back small dark fish. 2020/04/21
2020-04-2112:45pm to 1:05pmat: Gloucester
46 degrees, wind SSE 22mph, cloudy
2020-04-2102:00 pm to 02:15 pmat: Boxford
52 degrees cloudy light rain wind
2nd Osprey seen. Just fly by. I left started raining harder.
Wooden overlook stand.
The lone bird was on branch below nest.
Other flew close to me but didn’t stay and neither did I.
James C Roy Jr
2020-04-2006:45 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
2020-04-2010:00 am to 10:15amat: Gloucester
100% cloud cover, 47F
perched bird flew to nest
2020-04-2010:15am to 10:30amat: Gloucester
!00%cloud cover, 47F
bird perched on nest
2020-04-2010:30 am to 10:45AMat: Choose Town
100%cloud cover, 47F
2020-04-202:01 PM to 2:30 PMat: Rowley
46 degrees, cloudy, high tide, cold & windy on the marsh
Female Osprey perched on the nest. Shortly, the male flew in and landed on the nest, then flew down to the marsh perch. Male flew up to mate with the female on the nest and then landed down on the marsh grasses. Nest building has definitely taken place. Also, there is a piece of white plastic/material (man-made) hanging off the edge of the nest. Hoping for a positive outcome this season.
on foot, on the hillside for some height, then down on the marsh
2020-04-207:30 AM to 6:30 PMat: Saugus
50 - partly cloudy
Late yesterday afternoon I saw that Olivia was sitting down in the nest. I looked at the nest many, many times today and she is still down in the nest with only her head visible. Ollie has been coming and going. It looks like she in incubating. Like clockwork she started incubating on this date each of the last two years.
2020-04-204:30 to 5:00at: Rowley
45, high overcast, steady breeze from east
2020-04-2008:15 am to 08:43 amat: Boxford
45 degrees, cloudy, wind 11mph
Bird 1 sitting on nest. Bird 2 perched nearby. Bird 1 stood briefly and called when a third adult soared above for a few minutes. Then Bird 1 sat again.
2020-04-202;00pm to 2:20pmat: Beverly
46F, 14mph, mostly cloudy
2020-04-202:45pm to 3:05pmat: Salem
2020-04-1911:08am to 11:19amat: Saugus
sunny, windy, 50
2020-04-1911:24am to 11:36amat: Saugus
sunny, windy (from south/south west, 50
2020-04-1911:31am to 11:49amat: Saugus
Pair sat there then copulated (!), then male flew off and female followed briefly then she flew back to sit on nest again
2020-04-1912:25 pm to 12:35 pmat: Salem
60F, sunny, SW 14
One sitting in the nest, the other perched on a dayboard.
2020-04-1901:10 pm to 01:20 pmat: Lynn
Saw one fly into the nest,
Viewing angle such that dayboard hid most of the nest. Could not see if there was another osprey already there. Usual viewing sites are closed
2020-04-1902:05 pm to 02:15 pmat: East Boston
One was eating when we arrived, then left and retd with twig. The other remained perched on the nest.
One sitting on the nest, the other flew to various spots on the ground nearby.
2020-04-1902:35 pm to 02:45 pmat: Revere
2020-04-1902:35 pm to 02:45 pmat: Saugus
I does appear to have a bit more nesting material than last year. I wonder if the REV-01 bird visits here.
Flew off the nest and left it empty while we were still there.
2020-04-192:32 PM to 3:38 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, sunny, windy, blue skies, few puffy clouds, low tide, beautiful
Female Osprey perched on the nest, some soft O chirps heard, once in awhile. She stayed there my entire visit. At 3:14 the male O flew in, mated with female on the nest, then perched in the nest. At 3:23, the male flew off the nest and over my head as a third Osprey appeared , then they both soared away. The nest itself is bigger, fuller, and taller than before.
on foot, walked down the gravel road to observe
A RT Hawk, some crows, plenty of egrets & gulls around.
2020-04-193:49 PM to 4:20 PMat: Essex
63 degrees, sunny, blue skies, windy, low tide, few puffy clouds, beautiful
on foot, walking down the marsh, from the end of Island Rd., during the time I was observing Brophy's Platform
63 degrees, windy, sunny, blue skies, a few puffy clouds, low tide, beautiful
1 Osprey flying over the end of Island Rd. when I arrived. It did not fly over to the nest area, but off in the opposite direction. One Osprey perched on the nest the entire observation time. This nest is bigger, and definitely has been added to.
on foot, from the end of Island Rd, walking down the salt marsh
2020-04-191:00PM to 1:25PMat: Gloucester
55 degrees, wind SSW 15 mph, sunny
2020-04-191:45pm to 2:00pmat: Gloucester
55 degrees, wind SSW 14 mph, sunny
2020-04-192:45pm to 3:25pmat: Gloucester
57 degrees, wind SSW 14 mph, sunny
Female perched, male flew in, copulated. Another male circling above, chased off by first male who later joined female on nest.
2020-04-1912:58 PM to 1:33 PMat: Salem
temp. 57, wind SW 12 mph, high thin clods
many seagulls in the vicinity of the nest
Using new binoculars, made a difference.
We saw one osprey moving around in the nest, however, due to the distant we were unable to determine what the osprey was doing.
Only the head of osprey was visible above the nest, however, the osprey became more visible when other birds approached the nest.
At about 1:20 PM a second osprey arrived at the nest. This osprey came in low and flew up to the nest with the catch of the day. When the second osprey dropped the fish off, it flew down and perched itself on the transmission tower. There was no movement of either osprey for the remainder of the time we were monitoring the nest.
No nestlings/fledglings were visible.
Tom and Kaaren Meler
2020-04-192:00 PM to 2:25 PMat: Beverly
temp 58, wind SW 15mph, sky clear.
Used new binoculars which made a difference.
Stick nest definitely located on channel marker.
There was one bird that was present in the nest but was unidentifiable due to the location of the sun and distance to the channel marker. We saw a head moving up and down and originally thought it was a seagull.
A short time later the head was raised for a good length of time and the head markings were definitely that of an osprey.
At about 2:20 PM a second osprey arrived flying low over the water and up into the nest from the direction of the ocean.
There was interaction between both ospreys.
The second osprey than left the nest flying very low over the water towards the Beverly/Salem bridge.
For the remainder of the time we were monitoring the nest, the first osprey never left the nest and the second osprey did not return to the nest.
Nestlings/fledglings were not visible.
2020-04-186:45 am to 7:00 amat: Salisbury
32degrees, light snow, 10 mph NE
both osprey perched on nest platform. Immature bald eagle flying low near the mouth of Mill Creek. Male osprey flew to attack the eagle and the female osprey soon joined. The male made several dives from above and the eagle turned upside down to defend with feet and talons. After a few other passes the eagle flew off down river.
Yesterday a great blue heron flew along Mill Creek and the male osprey attacked it and drove it away. They are very protective of the nest and are actively building it every day.
2020-04-187:20 AM to 8:20 AMat: Saugus
33 - snowing
One osprey was perched on the nest and the other was in a nearby tree. They stayed in the same places for at least an hour probably wondering what the white stuff was.
2020-04-186pm to 6pmat: Newbury
Couldn't see new nest materials so wondering if this is a bird from NPT-03?
2020-04-186pm to 6pmat: Salisbury
SAL-05 - Ram Island Platform
2020-04-176:00am to 7:30amat: Essex
My brother using Binoculars
2020-04-1707:30 am to 04:00 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-179:25am to 9:55amat: Gloucester
39 degrees, wind W 13mph, sunny
Flew up to nest as I was leaving.
On foot with scope.
2020-04-1710:15am to 10:35amat: Gloucester
39 degrees, wind W 15mph, partly cloudy
SLM-02 Danvers Transmission tower
2020-04-172:15pm to 2:40pmat: Salem
50F, 10-15mph, sunny
2020-04-1612:40 pm to 12:57 pmat: Salem
45F, Lt West wind, mostly cloudy
Both perched on rock below the nest, may have been feeding there. They mated and then the female flew up to the nest.
2020-04-1601:20 pm to 01:40 pmat: Salem
Female actually sitting down into the nest.
2020-04-1607:15 am to 05:02 pmat: Newbury
2020-04-167:30am to 8:00amat: Essex
Caretaker with binoculars
2020-04-168:00am to 8:30Amat: Gloucester
clear and calm
one Perched, second on nest
I observed a pair of Osprey. One sitting on the nest the other perched in a nearby dead tree. After about 10 minutes the perched Osprey flew from the tree to the nest. Although difficult to confirm even with my binoculars, it did appear to result in mating behavior. The two remained together in the nest until I departed
2020-04-168:40am to 9:00amat: Gloucester
calm and clear
initially observed a single Osprey in the nest. After about 15 minutes a second osprey flew into the nest carrying nest bldg material. The two appeared busy arranging the nesting material and remained together for duration of my visit.
2020-04-168:45am to 9:10amat: Gloucester
mild, calm, clear
2020-04-156pm to 6pmat: Essex
2020-04-1506:45 am to 05:00 pmat: Newbury
They are not working on the nest
2020-04-1412pm to 1:16pmat: Boxford
3 (including an intruder)
52 degrees, partly sunny, wind 9mph
Nest tree and nest still in tact after yesterday's very strong winds and hard rain. Both birds on nest. Another adult circled above, calling incessantly. The third bird attempted to land on the nest, but was not allowed. Pair copulating.
May flies are out. Lots of duck, goose, Blackbird and garder snake activity.
2020-04-1401:10 pm to 01:20 pmat: Lynn
61F, light wind, partly cloudy
copulation attempt next to nest
2020-04-142:00pm to 2:1mat: Choose Town
Chasing intruder from nest.
2020-04-147:15pm to 7:30pmat: Salisbury
54 degrees, partly cloudy
2 Osprey perched on Platform 1. Interloper divebombed them on the perch multiple times until the male chases him off.
2020-04-142:30pm to 2:48pmat: Gloucester
50, light wind, high clouds
Single Osprey sitting on nest, never left
This nest is hard to see even with binoculars. A boat or drone would be great to get closer.
2020-04-143:34pm to 4:00pmat: Gloucester
Osprey sat and moved around on nest, moving something...possibly an egg.
2020-04-141:30pm to 1:45pmat: Essex
50,light wind, light high clouds
50, light wind and light high clouds
2020-04-1407:15 am to 05:00 pmat: Newbury
This pair does not appear to be shoring up the previous nest, which was only half built 2 years ago.
2020-04-142:45pm to 3:00pmat: Beverly
54F, sunny, 14 MPH
2020-04-143:25pm to 3:45pmat: Salem
54F, sunny, 14MPH
one OSPR in nest, one OSPR perched on tower - then flew away in circles over the river
NGrid has done some major landscaping around my usual observation site under the Salem tower. New fence & no trespass signs, but the signs are on the fence and probably mean the area inside the fence. There is still a footpath surrounding the tower that has been cleared and covered with straw. I think it's still OK to observe the nest across the river at the Cabot Farm.
2020-04-144:50 pm to 5:45 pmat: Rowley
60, 5 mph, high clouds and sun
One bird left platform and reappeared some time later sitting on the marsh about 80+ feet away apparent by pool or creek not visible from my position. Remained there for 30 mins until I left.
2020-04-146pm to 6pmat: Ipswich
IPS-03 - Green Point Road Platform 2
2020-04-132:45-pm to 3:00pmat: Choose Town
60 degrees, partly cloudy
2020-04-1309:30 am to 09:45 amat: Gloucester
49 F, rain
2020-04-1309:45am to 10:45AMat: Gloucester
bird on perch, not on nest
2020-04-1310:15Am to 10:30amat: Gloucester
49F rain, wind
2 birds present on nest, one bird left nest, caught a fish and returned to the nest
2020-04-1310:30 AM to 11:00 AMat: Salisbury
55 degrees, SE, Rain
Osprey pair mated on Platform 2 and remained perched together there in the rain
2020-04-1301:25 pm to 01:35 pmat: Saugus
59F, high wind, light rain
High wind and rain made visibility poor but there did not appear to be any nesting material on the platform.
Ted & Joan McElligott
2020-04-133:30pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
59°. Windy. Rain
Nest is being rebuilt since our last visit.
2020-04-1312:30 pm to 04:48 pmat: Newbury
high winds, driving rain
This bird was hunkered down in the nest for most of the day. Around 2 he took off, probably for shelter in nearby woods
2020-04-131:00 PM to 1:15 PMat: Lynn
The osprey have rebuilt the nest and both were on it. When I observed the nest on 4/5 there wasn't much of it left but they have been busy since and rebuilt it.
2020-04-1210:57am to 11:12amat: Saugus
50, breezy, mostly sunny
Just sitting, but turned around a few times. Is that incubating eggs? Is it too early for that?
2020-04-1211:20am to 11:35amat: Saugus
2020-04-1211:30 am to 11:45AMat: Gloucester
55 degrees, breezy, partly cloudy
One bird perched on nest, another on a nearby snag
2020-04-127:00 pm to 7:15 pmat: Salem
54F, cloudy, sunset, 10 mph
2020-04-127:20 pm to 7:40 pmat: Beverly
54F, 10 mph, cloudy, sunset
3 adult ospreys: 2 were on nest and a 3rd tried to muscle in, swooping close; the first two chased the 3rd away up the river towards Salem
2020-04-1210:00 am to 10:30 amat: Salisbury
50 degrees, sunny, light SW
No ospreys in sight and no sign of nest-building
2020-04-124:50 pm to 5:05pmat: Choose Town
High 50s, gusty wind 10-15, partial sun, 50% high clouds
I have rather low resolution image which shows possible nesting activity change from sighting one week ago.
Bicycle to island from Rte 1A
Can I send image mentioned above ?
2020-04-1211:29am to 12:37pmat: Boxford
53 degrees, sunny, wind 8 mph
Calling, copulating x2
2020-04-1101:38 pm to 01:58 pmat: East Boston
49F Partly cloudy, very windy
Nothing on any of the other posts, nor in the marsh.
2020-04-1112:30 pm to 12:40 pmat: Salem
2020-04-1102:15 pm to 02:25 pmat: Revere
Nest looks reasonably built up.
2020-04-113:10PM to 3:40PMat: Gloucester
48 degrees, wind WNW 18 mph, partly cloudy
A flock of starlings in nest
2020-04-114:05PM to 4:20PMat: Gloucester
52 degrees, wind WNW 19 mph, partly cloudy
2020-04-1101:10 pm to 01:20 pmat: Choose Town
2020-04-1110:30 am to 05:03 pmat: Newbury
1 bird in nest most of the day. For 10 minutes, around noon, joined briefly by a 2nd bird, which took off soon. Another osprey circled the nest as well.
2020-04-1010:55 AM to 10:55 AMat: Saugus
windy - partly cloudy- 45
Driving by on Rt. 107
Two osprey were on the nest
2020-04-103:45 pm to 04:00 pmat: Newbury
This bird seems to be house hunting. Hasn't been on site for 2 days since last sighting, and did not stay long today.
2020-04-097:30 AM to 8:00 AMat: Salisbury
42 degrees, cloudy, light SE
Female perched on nest platform. Male joined her and mated. Female is on nest most of the time but leaves to bring more nesting material. Male and female perch together for long periods. A large red-tailed hawk is perched in a nearby tree, but the ospreys are not showing any concern.
A friend who lives about a mile north on Ferry Road has an active great horned owl nest in the woods behind them. The owls took over a red-tailed hawk nest that was active last year.
2020-04-099am to 9amat: Essex
2020-04-0806:30 am to 08:12 amat: Newbury
2020-04-0810:00 AM to 12:15 pmat: Salisbury
60 degrees, clear
Osprey pair perched together on Platform 1 huddled close together for about an hour. Later on they mated and the male left shortly. While the female remained perched an immature balk eagle flew by and the female flew off, but returned in a short time
2020-04-0811:15am to 11:30amat: Beverly
45F, high tide, cloudy, slight breeze
Both ospreys on next, one feeding. It's great to see two together for the first time. The nest seems to be rebuilt from the last time I monitored it in 2019.
2020-04-0812:45 pm to 12:46 pmat: Newbury
First sighting ... not one of the pair that was here last year, markings are different, so not sure it has a mate
2020-04-0811:00am to 11:10amat: Salem
45F, high tide, slight breeze, cloudy
The Osprey was perched near the next on top of the tower.
2020-04-086pm to 6pmat: Newbury
2020-04-085:45pm to 6pmat: Boxford
Female perched on tree and empty nest at the beginning of the observation; male arrived shortly with a fish for the female. She grabbed it and retreated back to the tree to eat and the male perched on the nest.
2020-04-086:40PM to 7:00PMat: Gloucester
46 degrees, wind SSE 5mph, sunny
2020-04-0810:00 AM to 10:30 AMat: Saugus
cloudy - 45
Both Ollie & Olivia were on the nest and they were fixing it up with a new branch. They have been active in the neighborhood and hopefully settling in in spite of the construction equipment that National Grid has stored around the nest.
2020-04-0802:15 p.m. to 02:45 p.m.at: Boxford
Mainly sunny & relatively warm; no wind
Heard but did not see wild geese in the area
Although I did not see any osprey, a subsequent call to my fellow observer revealed that she had seen two osprey around the nest.
NEW-04 PINE ISLAND PLATFORM
2020-04-0706:45 am to 08:10 amat: Newburyport
something amiss with my mouse. the nest is Pine Isl Newbury
2020-04-0611:15am to 11:30amat: Essex
50º, no wind, sunny
Lone osprey perched on nest, flew off then landed on hunting camp roof and stayed there for a while.
2020-04-0611:45am to 12:00pmat: Essex
2020-04-0601:40 pm to 01:50 pmat: Lynn
54, light wind, sunny
2020-04-059:45am to 10:15amat: Salisbury
50 degrees, cloudy, no breeze
2 immature eagles flying over the marsh prompted the Osprey pair to chase off one eagle while the other eagle landed and has remained in a close by tree. The Osprey pair are now perched on platform 3
2020-04-0509:00 am to 09:47 amat: Boxford
43 degrees, cloudy, wind 9mph
Pair actively building nest, doing courtship flights and vocalizing. One of the birds drove an intruding Osprey away.
2020-04-0510:00am to 10:15amat: Gloucester
Cloud cover; light wind;45º
2020-04-051:45pm to 2:00at: Salisbury
56 degrees, partly sunny
6 Osprey flying over Marsh(including 1 of the pair) are circling and trying to chase away 2 adult eagles. Eagles finally leave after quite awhile circling and the pair resume perching on either platform 1,2 or 3
2020-04-052:10 PM to 2:30 PMat: Lynn
cloudy - 48
There was not much left of the nest and part was hanging from the channel marker. The one osprey was very busy flying back & forth with sticks and other material rebuilding it.
2020-04-0512:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PMat: Beverly
Cloudy, slightly windy, temperature in the 40sOn foot
We went to a corner of Independence Park and with our binoculars and camera there appeared to be no activity or nest at this location. Due to the distance to the channel marker from our observation point this should be confirmed by someone who has a boat and get a closer look at BEV-01. Later that afternoon went to the Salem Willows to see if we could get a better and closer view of BEV-01. It turned out we were further away and couldn't see BEV-01 any clearer.
2020-04-0512:45 PM to 1:15 PMat: Salem
cloudy, slightly windy, temperature in the 40s
We parked at the boat ramp near the Kernwood Bridge and walked through McCabe Park to a transmission tower located on the far side of the park. We were two transmission towers away from SLM-02 or about 2000+/- feet. From this location we were able to see the nest on top of the transmission tower and one osprey. We need to get closer for a better view but in order to do so we would need to enter and cross private property. With the COVID-19 being a serious threat at this time, we are opting not to talk to anyone to receive permission to enter and cross their property.
2020-04-04Approx 2 pm to 2:10 pmat: Rowley
High 40s, bright sun, no clouds, light south easterly wind
Osprey was perched on post to left of platform. Left osprey left flying southeasterly followed 2-3 minutes later by female harrier
2020-04-0412:55 pm to 01:05 pmat: Salem
43F, light wind, sunny
2020-04-044:00pm to 4:15pmat: Rowley
Light cloud cover; little wind; 40º
Adult osprey perched on nest then flew off; circled the nest about 5 minutes later but few off again without landing
2020-04-0412:30pm to 1205pmat: Choose Town
2020-04-042:45 PM to 3:33 PMat: Essex
45 degrees, bright blue skies, low tide, breezy, beautiful!
One Osprey on the nest, male joins her for mating attempt then perches on nest perch. Another mating attempt, then they both soar off. 3:15 PM, they are both back at the nest. Male flies off, returns with a stick delivery. Then the male soars off the nest, as a third Osprey flies above and through the nest area. Male returns to the nest perch. Female O is still in the nest. Isabelle & I see B. up the hill. We wave and say hello, "from a distance." Good to see her and the Osprey pair again!
on foot, down the gravel road, stepping just onto the edge of the marsh
2020-04-043:51 PM to 4:20 PMat: Essex
46 degrees, sunny, breezy, low tide, beautiful!
Great Black-backed Gulls over and on the marsh
on foot, observed from the marsh while monitoring Brophy's platform ESS-02
46 degrees, sunny, breezy, beautiful, low tide
One Osprey in the nest. Later another Osprey was flying low over the marsh for quite a ways before landing up on the edge of the nest. Wonderful to see this pair together!
on foot, on the marsh, no boat ramp in place yet
The presence of several Great Black-backed Gulls noted
2020-04-0401:25 pm to 01:30 pmat: Salem
42F, light wind, sunny
2020-04-0401:35 pm to 01:40 pmat: Salem
Both sitting side by side in the nest.
2020-04-0402:15 pm to 02:20 pmat: Revere
2020-04-0402:30 pm to 02:45 pmat: East Boston
One Osprey overhead, scanning river. Other walking in the shallows of the river picking at something in the water, like a shorebird.
2020-04-0402:55 pm to 03:00 pmat: Revere
2020-04-0402:55 pm to 03:00 pmat: Saugus
2020-04-028:00am to 8:30amat: East Boston
Rainy / windy
one bird in the nest one on the ground
Neither birds were in the park yesterday both male and female back at the nest this am. hooray ! good news.
2020-04-027:15am to 8:00amat: Salisbury
39 degrees, drizzle, light breeze
The female Osprey arrived and the two stayed on platform one for a few minutes. Then, as per protocol, they socially distanced and the male flew over to platform 2.
2020-04-0210:15am to 10:30at: Salisbury
The male was perched on platform 2, the female had just landed on platform one when a juvenile eagle flew over the marsh towards the platforms. The two Osprey flew towards the eagle as a flock of seagulls divebombed the eagle. The eagle flew off and now both Osprey are perched on platform 1
2020-04-0210:45 AM to 11:00 AMat: Saugus
40 - drizzle
Ollie landed on the nest with sticks and started fixing up the nest. Olivia was watching from a nearby tree.
2020-04-022:30 PM to 3:15 PMat: Saugus
45 - drizzle
Ollie was in the nest and two construction trucks drove past the pole that the nest is on. Ollie did not leave the nest.
2020-04-0110:30 am to 12:30pmat: Salisbury
44 degrees, cloudy, light breeze
The single osprey continues to go back and forth between platform 1,2 and 3. 2 osprey circled over the nest and marsh for about 10 mins prompting the “occupant” to fly to platform 1. While bringing nesting materials to the nest, the osprey was divebombed by a single osprey.
2020-04-013:55 PM to 4:20 PMat: Saugus
Ollie & Olivia were both on the nest. Then Olivia flew to a nearby tree and perched for 15 minutes. Ollie came & went from the nest. Then I saw another osprey flying a distance from the nest & Ollie took off in that direction & out of sight. After a short time Olivia flew off in the same direction.
2020-04-0101:40 pm to 01:50 pmat: Lynn
44F, cloudy, light wind
2020-04-014:06 pm to 4:24 pmat: Essex
100% cloud cover
2020-04-014:45 pm to 4:54 pmat: Essex
Osprey in nest until 4:54 pm, when it flew away
2020-03-3006:45 am to 08:27at: Newbury
2020-03-3008:55 am to 09:05 amat: Salisbury
39 F, light rain/fog/wind
vehicle at landing
5 brant geese
from boat ramp
2020-03-288:30 am to 11:00 amat: Salisbury
45 degrees, partly sunny, light breeze
One Osprey has been moving between Platform 2,3 and 1. Mostly perching on 3 and 2. At 11, the osprey started collecting materials and now building a nest on Platform 1
2020-03-2811:50 AM to 12:45 PMat: Rowley
49 degrees, cloudy, some sun, 3 hours past low tide, a little windy out on the marsh, beautiful
No ospreys in sight. Isabelle & I walked the marsh out to observe the nest and around the nest area to the creek. Observations along the way: a fake(!), plastic, sitting duck tied to the marsh grass along the creek, Red-breasted Mergansers (male & females), Buffleheads, gulls, & others. Mallards off to the side.
We asked a kayaker, paddling by if he's seen any Osprey this season. He said no, not yet. He is a regular observer of them.
2020-03-2801:00 pm to 01:05 pmat: Salem
45F, lt wind, sunny
2020-03-2812:40 pm to 12:45 pmat: Salem
2020-03-2801:30 pm to 01:40 pmat: Lynn
Two Gt Blackback gulls were on the nest.
2020-03-2802:00 pm to 02:05 pmat: Revere
2020-03-2802:15 pm to 02:25 pmat: East Boston
2020-03-2802:45 pm to 02:50 pmat: Revere
2020-03-2802:45 pm to 02:50 pmat: Saugus
2020-03-2812:15 pm to 12:20 pmat: Salem
2020-03-282:15 PM to 2:45 PMat: Saugus
cloudy - 50
I observed the nest from the Rumney Marsh Trail and there were no osprey either on the nest or in the area
2020-03-2812:30pm to 12:40pmat: Essex
overcast; 40º, light wind
2020-03-282:30 PM to 2:40 PMat: Saugus
I observed the nest from the model airplane field on the Rumney Marsh Trail and didn't see any osprey. As was the case last year, it doesn't appear that there is a nest on the platform.
2020-03-2811:10 to 1:35at: Boxford
54 degrees, cloudy, wind 7mph
No birds yet. Garder snakes are active. Also saw a muskrat, Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers and a Bufflehead.
Cut back more brush from in front of platform with loppers. Fished out some trash from water. Met a nice family (social distancing, of course). Showed kids the Garder snakes.
2020-03-278:30 am to 9:30 amat: Salisbury
48 degrees, sunny, light breeze
2 osprey landed, 1 on platform 1 for about 10 mins then flew off. The other osprey landed on platform 2 and
2 osprey landed, one on platform one for 10 mins, the other remains on platform 2
5 additional osprey have been flying over the river and marsh. We have had a pair of eagles throughout the Winter and this Spring perching on platform 1 .
2020-03-275:10 pm to 5:34 pmat: Essex
60 degrees F
Winds W 5-7 mph
0% cloud cover
2020-03-279:10 AM to 9:20 AMat: Saugus
We saw one adult flying around our house & over the river and diving in the river for several minutes. We didn't see him land on the nest.
2020-03-2612:52 pm to 01:18 pmat: Essex
46 degrees F
5% cloud cover
Winds E 3-4 mph
Osprey landed on post at 1:08 pm and appeared to be eating.
2020-03-2510am to 10amat: Gloucester
They look great! Best in good shape.
2020-03-241pm to 1pmat: Essex
2020-03-2210:30am to 12:15pmat: Boxford
55 degrees, cloudy, wind 8 mph
No birds yet. Mute swan pair being territorial, as usual.
Cut back some brush. Filled a bag with trash. Need to come back with loppers. Unfortunately, didn't notice the poison ivy until it was too late ( not leaved out yet). Will remember "hairy is scary" next time.
2020-03-2110am to 10amat: Gloucester
2020-03-2011:45am to 12:00pmat: Salisbury
50 degrees, cloudy
3 Osprey seen flying high above platforms and over Merrimac River
2020-02-252:30 pm to 2:50 pmat: Lynn
2019-09-3011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
very breezy, sunny & clear, very high tide
2 osprey standing on rocks at edge of marsh under, #2 nest platform
2019-09-1311:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
no osprey seen anywhere in the area
2019-09-1111:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny,82,humid and breezy
3 osprey visible. One on platform #2,one on platform #1 and one on Drifitwood in marsh
2019-09-1011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
mostly cloudy, 70,calm
2 osprey. One perched on #2 nest platform, other one perched on old pier
2019-09-0911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny,67 and breezy
one osprey on nest platform perch. Other one on the old pier piings w/seafulls and cormorants
2019-09-0409:00 am to 09:15 amat: Newbury
67 degF, 100% cloud cover, stormy wind from SSW
one Osprey was perched on a staddle quite a bit south of the nest platform, a second one was flying low around that area, hunting; could not tell anything about the age, or if they were the two juvs fledged from this nest
do we continue with reports until all local Osprey have left?
2019-09-0409:35 am to 09:50 amat: Newbury
69 degF, 60% cloud cover, blustery wind from SSW
one Osprey was perched on driftwood, quite a bit north and west of the nest platforms
2019-09-0108:00 am to 08:40amat: Newbury
Haven't seen our pair for several days now. I suspect they've gone south.
2019-09-0111:35 am to 11:45 amat: Salem
partly sunny, 65F, 75H, hi tide, 5MPH wind,
1 OSPR perched on nest, 1 OSPR perched below on tower.
2019-09-011:30pm to 2:00pmat: Essex
Sunny, slight breeze 70s
2019-08-3111:15 am to 11:30 AMat: Salisbury
70 DEGREES CLEAR 12 NW
The three residents are perched on separate platforms. The fledgling is calling plaintively, seeming to ask for company.
The three residents are present and perched most of the time. Feeding on ponies. Yesterday a rough-legged hawk had landed in the marsh hunting for voles with one of the resident ospreys perched on the nest platform. After about 10 minutes the osprey dived on the hawk and chased it away.
2019-08-3011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
very breezy, sunny and clear. Very high tide, 84
2 osprey standing on rocks at edge of marsh under #2 nest platform. 1 osprey perched on big log in grassy marsh. 1 perched on driftwood far away in marsh
Rick and Jan Pierce
2019-08-3011:30 AM to 11:45 AMat: Essex
75 degrees, sunny, SW wind
The fledgling was on the nest perch with a fish in it's talons. As we approached, it took off with the fish and circled over the marsh until we left the creek.
2019-08-3012:30 PM to 12:40 PMat: Gloucester
2019-08-3012:45 PM to 1:05 PMat: Gloucester
One osprey flew in and landed on the nest while we were observing this nest from Farm Creek. Unable to determine if it was an adult or a juvenile. It stayed perched on the nest the whole time we were there.
2019-08-2908:35 am to 08:50 amat: Newbury
66 degF, no wind, 80% cloud cover
one juv perched at nest, one juv perched on post; four more Osprey across the river to the south, perched at platforms and on staddles in the marsh - can't tell age
2019-08-2909:20 am to 09:35 amat: Newbury
66 degF, no wind, 70% cloud cover
one juv perched at nest on large platform, one juv perched on post at smaller platform; no other Osprey found in the area
2019-08-291030am to 12:00pmat: Choose Town
The male was on the nest perch.
2019-08-2910:30 AM to 10:45 AMat: Essex
Partly cloudy, 75 degrees, no wind
One osprey on the nest perch. It appeared to be the nestling. It took off as I approached in the creek, but stayed circling in the area.
2019-08-2911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
75, partly sunny, slight breeze
1 osprey flew up to nest. Other 2 osprey are perched very close together on a piece of driftwood in the grassy part of the marsh.
2019-08-2810:30am to 12:00pmat: Essex
After several days of no activity, a female osprey appeared on the marsh perch. I don’t believe this bird was one of the pair that was here all summer.
2019-08-2811:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
75,prtly sunny calm
1 osprey way far out in the marsh on a piece of driftwood. 2 in the #1 nest. Looks like theyre feeding. 1 perched in the #2 nest platform.
2019-08-277am to 8amat: East Boston
clear / cool
Only male remains, female has departed. Final report , nest failed after long incubation period. The pair built up the nest alot after the eggs failed. Hopefully next year is successful, clearly this was a young pair. Eventually tolerated the MBTA rail yard pair, able to coexist in the reservation together.
Until next year !
2019-08-2611:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
70 and sunny and breezy
2 osprey (probably the juveniles), on the #2 platform, and 1 osprey is perched on the edge of the nest
2019-08-2611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
2 osprey on platform #2 1 osprey is perched on edge of nest #1
2019-08-2311:30am to 11:50amat: Salem
75, cloudy, and cool, breezy
one osprey way out in the marsh grass perched on a log. 2 osprey in nest. One perched on old abandonned pier. 2 osprey flew from nest and 1 flew to edge of Saugus River. It waded in the water up its "knees" for around 5 minutes. It then flew up to and perched on the pier, not too far from the other one
2019-08-2311:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
75, cloudy and cool and breezy
one osprey way out in marsh grass perched on a log. 2 osprey in nest. 1 osprey perched on old abandonned pier. 2 osprey flew from nest and 1 flew to edge of Saugus River and waded up to its knees for around 5 minutes. It then flew up to and perched on the pier not too far from the other one.
2019-08-223:00pm to 6:30pmat: Essex
Humid, high 80s
MAN-01 - Misery Island Platform
2019-08-2110:00 am to 10:10at: Manchester
Clear...sunny..no wind. 75°
No ospreys seen on nest or in the area.
Believe the birds have left. It was great monitoring them.
2019-08-2107:40 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
70 degF, light swirly breeze, 10% cloud cover
one juv on post perch, one down in marsh grasses; a third juv was perched on driftwood in the marsh further south
2019-08-2108:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
74 degF, moderate swirly breeze, 10% cloud cover
one juv perched on smaller platform post, then flew over to nest on larger platform; second juv flew in to the nest with a fish and began eating; a third bird flew in and perched on the larger platform - the air was too hazy to be sure, but I think it was an adult
2019-08-2012:15pm to 12:45pmat: Essex
The osprey are coming in and out everyday quite frequently . It has been almost 3 months that they have been here.
2019-08-2008:06 am to 08:53 amat: Boxford
72 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 5mph
No birds visible when I arrived. Could hear one in the distance. After about 25 minutes, one fledgling briefly flew to nest, (quietly) then to a small snag along the wooded tree line, where it fed itself.
The trimming of brush was much appreciated! Disappointed to see purple loosestrife taking over the marsh. :(
2019-08-2011:30 am to 11:55 amat: Salem
83f 50h 5mph low tide, sunny
2019-08-2011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
82 and sunny, hot and calm
One osprey eating fish on big driftwood piece in grassy marsh. Other 2 osprey feeding on fish inside nest
2019-08-1911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
88, humid, sunny and breezy
1 osprey inside nest and 1 perched on side of nest. One osprey perched on Platform #2
2019-08-175:00pm to 6:00pmat: Essex
Overcast with bursts of sun, 73
James C Roy
2019-08-168:45 am to 9:15 amat: Newbury
2019-08-168:30am to 9:30amat: Essex
2019-08-166:15 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.at: Boxford
None present; think they have flown South
1 or 2* See below
75℉; partly sunny/partly cloudy; steady breeze
No osprey visible upon my arrival but soon one fledgling perched high on a skag to right of nest skag; fledgling was calling and looking around; after about 20 minutes, he/she flew away to the West; after another 10-15 minutes one fledgling flew to the nest, staying perched, looking around & calling for about 30 minutes; * this bird had the same markings as the original (male, I think), so it may have been the same bird (not sure); much of this time I heard many answering calls but saw no other osprey; finally the one on the nest flew away to the East; I could still hear calls from the East from at least two different osprey, but could not see them.
Thank you for cutting down some of the foliage...it is much easier to observe now.
2019-08-1611:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
75 and partly sunny, slight breeze
3 osprey together inside nest.
2019-08-158:00am to 4:09pmat: Essex
Sunny, low 70s
The pair has been here all day.
The nest has gotten higher. One osprey spent time housekeeping while the other soared overhead and kept screeching.
The female is eating all the time. She has brought in several fish today.
Right now the are sitting side by side on the marsh perch.
2019-08-1408:30 am to 09:21 amat: Boxford
66 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 4 mph
Adult perched in tree near nest. I could hear at 2 fledglings calling from out in the marsh, but could not see them. The foliage has become extremely overgrown. After about 1/2 hour, 1 fledgling flew to nest and perched, calling constantly. It was soon joined by fledgling #2. They both called. After about 20 minutes, the two flew off and briefly flew together, then separated. The adult remained perched and did not appear to call, nor did it seem concerned with what the youngsters were doing.
2019-08-141:00pm to 1:10pmat: Choose Town
The two nestlings have fledged
2019-08-1408:40 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
64 degF, no wind, 80% cloud cover
one adult on post perch, second adult brought in nesting material, then left; two juvs in nest called for food, then re-arranged the branch and settled down to rest; not much later one flew off, circled low to the ground, dropped into the grass; when I looked back at the nest the second juv had flown off as well
2019-08-1411:45 AM to 11:55 AMat: Essex
72 degrees, partly sunny, 10-15 mph winds
After leaving the creek we saw 2 adult osprey and one fledgling in and out of the trees of Choate Island, almost opposite the Great Bank platform. They appeared to be fishing along the island. This was possibly the Soginese Creek family!
2019-08-143:00pm to 5:00pmat: Essex
71, small breeze off ocean
Swooping and diving around the marsh - beautiful to watch. Eventually brought fish back to the perches.
2019-08-1408:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
65 degF. gusty wind from NNE, 90% cloud cover
two juvs, one adult at nest; one of the juvs and the adult feeding itself; second adult flew in, then left; two more adults circling in the area
2019-08-1411:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
78, cloudy, slight breeze.
2 juveniles were perched on a pier in the Saugus River. ! adult perched on big piece of driftwood in marsh grass and other adult on wooden stake in marsh grass near nest platform pole
2019-08-137:45pm to 8:10pmat: Salem
79F, 72H, 9mph, cloudy. low tide.
1 osp on tower. no visible nest activity, but 2 great blue herons perched in trees along the river
2019-08-1210:25 am to 10:35 amat: Salisbury
69 F, partly cloudy, breeze, high tide
could hear but couldn't find osprey calling in vicinity
69 f, partly cloudy, breeze, high tide
if you know anybody doing Monarch butterfly research, the boat ramp does have some.
2019-08-122:10 pm to 2:25 pmat: Lynn
82F, light SW wind, sunny
1 adult flying with fledgling.
second fledgling perched on rocks below nest.
2019-08-122:30 pm to 3:00 pmat: Lynn
85F, sw wind, sunny
3 fledglings taking turns flying with adults. some fledglings trying to fish with legs touching water: fledglings frequently calling and following adults.
so nice to see successful nesting at this area (both and LYN-01 and 02). many fish in this area.
2019-08-1210:15 AM to 10:30 AMat: Essex
75 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
As we entered the creek we could hear an osprey in the trees on the small nearby island. After shutting off our motor the fledgling flew down and circled the nest and our boat many times. As we were leaving the creek an adult osprey was flying in from the Essex River.
2019-08-1211:00 AM to 11:15 AMat: Gloucester
No osprey visible.
2019-08-1211:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny,slight breeze, 85,
1 juvenile and 1 adult perched on big piece of driftwood in the grassy marsh. other osprey is sitting on a pier with several commorants
2019-08-117:30pm to 7:50pmat: Salem
70F, 50H, 6 MPH, cloudy, sunset, high tide
2019-08-1110:30 AM to again at 7:30 PMat: Saugus
Driving past the nest
We drove past the nest at 10:30 AM and again at 7:30 PM and didn't see anyone on the nest either time. We didn't actually observe the nest for 9 hours!
2019-08-103:10pm to 3:15pmat: Gloucester
75, overcast, breezy
Adult on the nest, fledgling on the adjacent post
2019-08-10 3;30pm to 3;40pmat: Choose Town
one bird on nest platform, otherbird in dead snag eating fish
2019-08-1010am to 1030amat: East Boston
Final report on this site, 2 juvenile fledged this season.
2019-08-099:00 AM to 9:10 AMat: Essex
2019-08-099:30 AM to 9:45 AMat: Gloucester
The adult kept lifting off the nest to defend against a couple of gulls. For the first time I thought I could see a chick pop up. Unknown size. The one adult was definitely defending the nest.
ROW-10 - Shad Creek Platform
2019-08-092:30 pm to 2:45 pmat: Salisbury
80 degrees, clear, light SW
The three Ring's Island ospreys are perched on 3 different platforms. They are all still defending their territory. I hear warning calls and see intruding ospreys flying around the nest platform frequently. Often there are as many as 8 ospreys milling around in the air near the platforms It will be interesting to see when the urge to migrate overcomes the urge to defend the nest territory.
from back porch
2019-08-0911;30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny, clear and dry. Slight breeze and 80
one adult and 2 fledlings were perched together on the big piece of driftwood in the marsh grass. the other adult was far from the others perched on a wooden stake in the grass near the nest platform
2019-08-0910:49 AM to 11:20 AMat: Essex
77 degrees, not humid, sunny, no breeze, high tide, beautiful!
Upon arrival, I observed 1 adult and the Fledgling soaring around the nest area. At 11 AM, the Fledgling carrying a fish and calling loudly, flew by the nest, around the nest area, and over me! This went on for about 4 minutes and then s/he flew off over the trees to the left.
on foot on the rocky road
2019-08-0911:31 AM to 11:49 AMat: Essex
79 degrees, not humid, tide going out, no breeze, beautiful!
One Osprey feeding self on the fence post, way off to the right of the nest area.
on foot, from the boat ramp
2019-08-0911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
dry,sunny, 80, clear and breezy
1 adult and 2 juveniles were together on a big piece on a big piece of driftwood in the grassy marsh. Other adult was far away perched on a stake near the #1 nest platform
2019-08-0812:15pm to 12:30pmat: Lynn
79° breezy partly cloudy
2 Osprey perched on posts away from nest. Didn’t know if they were fledglings or adults.
Ted & Joan McElligott
2019-08-0812:50pm to 1:10pmat: Choose Town
78° breezy partly cloudy
2 Osprey on Tower, one on the rocks below nest
Could not ID as adults or fledglings.
2019-08-0812:50pm to 1:10pmat: Lynn
78° breezy partly cloudy
2 Osprey on Tower, 2 Osprey on rocks outside of the nest.
2019-08-0811:30am to 11;50amat: Choose Town
high humidity,breezy,partly cloudy
ospreys spread all over marsh today. One is in the nest, another one is perched on the other nest platform #2, the other 2 are perched on 2 different pieces of driftwood far from each others.
2019-08-0811:30am to 11:;50amat: Saugus
sunny, 70, and breezy
2 osprey( juveniles?) perched on the #2 platform and one adult osprey perched on edge of nest
2019-08-076:00am to 7:00amat: Essex
The pair started the day off with aggressive nest building/housekeeping. They are fascinated with the deflated balloon and spent a good deal of time rearranging it in the nest. They then carried in fresh sticks and added them to the pile. They are now perched on the nest and marsh perch.
2019-08-0708:26 am to 09:20 amat: Boxford
72 degrees, mostly cloudy, wind 3 mph
2 fledglings observed. Spent time on nest, preening, flying around the marsh, making passes at the water. They both perched on short stumps, bobbing heads as if to focus on movement in the water. Both were quite vocal. Observation platform area is becoming very overgrown, making it difficult to see birds at times.
2019-08-0709:50 am to 10>10 amat: Newbury
78 degF, gusty wind from SSW, 90% cloud cover
one adult, one juv at the nest; adult feeding self, juv doing lots of wing flapping, trying to take off but doesn't quite make it; no other Osprey found in the vicinity - I sure hope the second juv has fledged and was safe somewhere I couldn't see
2019-08-0710:30 am to 10:45 amat: Newbury
78 degF, stormy wind from SSW, 95% cloud cover
one adult and two juvs at large nest platform; adult and one of the juvs feeding themselves
2019-08-0711:30am to 11;50amat: Choose Town
82 and very humid, cloudy and breezy
the 3 osprey were perched very close together on a big piece of driftwood in the grassy part of the marsh
2019-08-0605:00 pm to 05:03 pmat: Newbury
2019-08-063:45 pm to 4:00 pmat: Lynn
74F, cloudy, SW wind
2019-08-0604:10 pm to 04:30 pmat: Lynn
74, SW wind, partly cloudy
2 fledglings flying over water plunging feet into water and dragging feet through surface of water. close to nest.
2019-08-0612:00 pm to 12:20 PMat: Salem
77F, 71%H, 9 MPH, hazy/partly cloudy, low tide
1 Adult perched appeared to have a damaged wing, large feather protruding and wing seemingly off to the side.
Both chix were on the nest, pruning and 1 was feeding.
2019-08-0611:30 am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
sunny,clear and breezy 85
one adult on big piece of driftwood in grassy march. One fledling inside nest feeding while an adult is on the platform perch watchin it. Second fledging is on a nearby pier