Receive our latest updates by signing up for our newsletter!
Add a Sighting
SAU-04A - General Electric Platform #1
Other (specify below)
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
Choose Activity Observed
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
IPS-06 - Plum Island #1 - Bill Forward Pool Platform
No Osprey visible on Nest
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?
NPT-03 - Woodbridge Island Duck Blind #1
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
James C Roy Jr
NEW-04 - Pine Island Platform
2019-09-0108:00 am to 08:40amat: Newbury
Haven't seen our pair for several days now. I suspect they've gone south.
SLM-02 - Danvers River Transmission Tower
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.
ESS-05 - Singleton Salt Marsh Platform
Osprey Feeding Self
2019-09-011:30pm to 2:00pmat: Essex
Sunny, slight breeze 70s
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
ESS-06 - Soginese Creek Platform
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.
GLO-03 - Farm Creek Platform
2019-08-3012:30 PM to 12:40 PMat: Gloucester
GLO-02 - Wingarsheek Salt Marsh Platform
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
NPT-05 - Woodbridge Island Platform #3
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.
EAB-02 Belle Isle Salt Marsh 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.
BOX-01 Carter Fields-Pine Tree
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.
MAR-01 - Forest River Park Channel Marker R2
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
Mary Ann Leekley
SAL-04 - Salisbury Beach Reservation Platform
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
from boat ramp
SAL-02 - Black Rock Creek Platform
SAL-08 - Shad Creek Platform
69 f, partly cloudy, breeze, high tide
if you know anybody doing Monarch butterfly research, the boat ramp does have some.
LYN-01 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker G15
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.
LYN-02 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker R16
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
SAU-03 - Route 107 Utility Pole
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!
GLO-05 - Lobsta Land Platform
2019-08-103:10pm to 3:15pmat: Gloucester
75, overcast, breezy
Adult on the nest, fledgling on the adjacent post
GLO-01 - KEA Platform
2019-08-10 3;30pm to 3;40pmat: Choose Town
one bird on nest platform, otherbird in dead snag eating fish
EAB-01 - MBTA Rail Yard
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
72 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
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.
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
ESS-02 - Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
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
Ted & Joan McElligott
LYN-03 Lower Saugus River Channel Marker-Walsh
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
Osprey Actively Building 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.
From the deck
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
2019-08-051:00pm to 1:10pmat: Choose Town
2019-08-058:00am to 3:00pmat: Essex
Sunny, slight wind, low humidity
The pair spent most of the day here. Activities included housekeeping ( they even brought a deflated balloon and put it in the nest), eating, and perching.
SAU-01 Upper Saugus River Utility Pole-DCR
2019-08-052:00 PM to 2:15 PMat: Saugus
I heard chirping and when I looked out Ollie & Olivia were perched on the nest and flying around the nest and a visitor was circling around. Lots of loud chirping going on for a few minutes.
From our house
So sad that Ollie & Olivia don't have chicks this year.
2019-08-0511:30am to 11:50pmat: Choose Town
no osprey in nest, one on a pier nearby, one on a piece of driftwood in the grassy, and another on on the other nest platform perch #2
2019-08-048:00am to 9:00amat: Essex
The osprey comes and goes o
The osprey has been coming and going for the past two days. Each visit lasts about one hour.
2019-08-045:30pm to 6:30pmat: Essex
One osprey was on the nest platform and one was on the marsh perch.
2019-08-0410:00 AM to 10:10 AMat: Lynn
Vehicle from Raddin St. & Margin St.
There were two osprey on the nest & we are pretty sure one was a chick. The chick was feeding him (or her) self.
REV-02 - Wonderland Park Light Tower
2019-08-0309:50 am to 10:20 amat: Revere
76F, W 9mph, cloudy
Nest empty on arrival, 1 fledgling did slow pass over then left. Male adult arrived with nesting material. Female adult arrived and removed some nesting material. Both remained perched afterward. Apparently all three of the young have fledged.
on foot by scope
2019-08-0210:11 AM to 11:09 AMat: Essex
76 degrees, sunny, gorgeous, no wind, high tide
The Osprey fledgling (YAY!) was flying around the nest area with it's "landing gear" down once & awhile. (I could see the band) S/he had a raspy call. Soon, the male Osprey flew in with calls of his own, and joined the fledgling flying & soaring over the immediate nest area. After 15 minutes, the male Osprey flew off over the trees, to the left. The fledgling continued flying , then landed on the nest perch at 10:45. S/he stayed perched, looking in the direction that the male flew off in, giving fish calls. I did not see the female Osprey this visit.
on foot from the gravel/rocky road
SLM-01 - Salem Harbor Channel Marker G3
2019-08-0202:25 pm to 03:25 pmat: Salem
80F. SE 9mph, fair
Female and one young on nest, male perched on nearby piling. The young did minor flapping then suddenly left the nest. After turning around it seemed unable to land but circled again and landed on the nest. Later the other fledgling returned to the nest as well as the male. The male then left. The female and two fledglings remained on the nest.
2019-08-028:10 pm to 8:30 pmat: Salem
79F, low tide, 6 MPH wind, clear/sun setting, 46% Humidity
2 adults perched on top of tower, 2 chicks flapping wings while perched in nest
2019-08-0211:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny, clear, calm and 80
one adult in nest and 2 fledglings in nest. Fledglings eating and spreading wings
2019-08-0112:25 pm to 02:25 pmat: Salem
84F, NW 8 mph, fair
Male left soon after and didn't return. Female was off and on as was the fledgling. The nestling did serious practice when the others were away, getting up to 5 feet above the nest. Should go soon.
2019-08-0108:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
71 degF, no wind, 60% cloud cover
one adult on post perch, she moved over to the nest; two large juvs in nest - at first sleeping, then stood up and lots of wing stretching/flapping
2019-08-0108:35 am to 08:50 amat: Newbury
74 degF, moderate breeze from NNW, 60% cloud cover
one adult, one juv perched on larger platform - the juv did a practice circle, the adult was feeding itself then flew off; one adult, one juv on the smaller nearby platform - I'm assuming that juv had flown there from nest; a third adult down in grasses nearby
Osprey Feeding Chicks
2019-08-013:15 pm to 3:30 pmat: Lynn
84F, light wind, clear
difficult to see into the nesting "box"
2019-08-013:40 pm to 3:55 pmat: Lynn
2019-08-0110- am to 11amat: Choose Town
Clear skies. Temp 75 calm winds
Observed one osprey on perch only,
2019-08-0105:30 p.m. to 06:15 p.m.at: Boxford
82℉ slight breeze; mostly sunny
Only two osprey present - one adult (female, I think) & one fledgling/baby; fledgling on nest, flapping wings & trying to fly; would get a few inches above nest and then drop back in; once he/she got 2-3 feet above nest but dropped back into nest again; meanwhile, female adult was perched on branch of nearby tree, watching baby try to fly; chirps she made sounded alternately like encouragement and scolding; despite trying so hard, baby did not fly before I had to leave
Not sure exactly when a '''baby" is called a "fledgling". Is it when they can actually fly or when they are trying to fly? Therefore my description of the one youngster remaining may be a nestling, not a fledgling.
SAL-01 - Rings Island Platforms
2019-07-317:30 pm to 8:15 pmat: Salisbury
85 degrees, light SW, clear
a total of 8 ospreys were once again clrcling around the Ring's Island platforms with lots of loud calling to warn off the intruders
from back porch
2019-07-3104:25pm to 04:39 pmat: Newbury
Amidst high winds, the 2 birds appear to be fighting over the catch of the day.
2019-07-308:00am to 9:15amat: Essex
One osprey doing housekeeping duties in the nest while the other was eating a fish on the marsh perch.
The pair have now been here over 2 months.
2019-07-307:00 AM to 7:15 AMat: Saugus
sunny - 75
Olivia was perched on the nest and then Ollie came to join her. We are seeing them around the area although there are no chicks.
2019-07-3012:49 pm to 01:13 pmat: Revere
88F, SE 8 mph, partly cloudy
Male adult perched on light fixture, 1 nestling and 1 fledgling perched on nest. The fledgling left soon after and the nestling did some practicing, getting several inches of height and getting from one side of the nest to the other.
2019-07-295 pm to 7:30 pmat: Salisbury
80 degrees, 15 mph SW, Clear
We had up to 8 osprey circling and calling over the Ring's Island platforms and along the river last night for more than two hours. Osprey would come and go, but there were usually at least 5 osprey circling at any time. The local residents occasionally perched on the nest platform or on platform 3. We also are pretty sure that we saw the local fledgling return to the platform with a fish. Maybe its first catch as it flew from platform to platform clutching the fish (but not eating it) for more than an hour.
from back deck
2019-07-2910:30am to 10:45amat: Salem
85F, hi tide, sunny, 60%H, breeze 7 MPH
local resident said that he thought there was only one chick usually present, but it was not visible today
2019-07-294:00pm to 6:00pmat: Essex
Humid, 90, overcast
Both osprey eating fish
2019-07-2910:55 AM to 11:10 AMat: Lynn
Vehicle from Raddin St.
One adult was perched on the nest and 2 chicks were visible in the nest.
2019-07-284:28 PM to 5:03 PMat: Essex
1 not seen, (Osprey intruders)
84 degrees, hot & humid, sunny & clear around nest/creek area, clouds arriving.....
Female stayed perched on the nest edge, shading chick. Male flew 8 times from the nest perch and then back to the nest perch. Alert/alarm calls each time, 2 other male Ospreys were flying into air space around and over the nest. Chatter between male & female on the nest. Chick flat in the nest during this visit, I am happy to say. Male & female defending chick & nest.
on foot from the gravel road
MAR-02 - Great Aquivitae Daymarker
2019-07-2712:35 pm to 01:26 pmat: Salem
76F, SE at 15 mph, sunny
Male was perched nearby on Little Aquavitae marker and left later. One fledgling had flown to the rocks below the nest. A half hour later, the female returned with two fledglings and they had a fish. It was not clear but appeared that a fledgling had the fish. That fledgling and the female stayed on the nest, the other fledgling left.
2019-07-2701:45 pm to 02:00 pmat: Salem
This pair started late. The chicks are much smaller than the others in the harbor.
2019-07-2702:00 pm to 02:18 pmat: Salem
Male perched on crossbar below the nest, one fledgling on the nest who left soon after. Later saw four flying together in waters just past the nest location.
2019-07-2703:00 pm to 03:20 pmat: Revere
Adult remained perched, one of the young flew off and on several times. The other two perched or squatted.
REV-01 - Pines River Salt Marsh Platform
2019-07-2703:40 pm to 03:45 pmat: Revere
There were an adult and a fledgling flying low close to the nest and circling. I assume they are the adult and fledgling from the nest.
2019-07-278:00am to 9:00amat: Essex
A single osprey has been observed for the past two days, perched on the nest platform.
On the deck
2019-07-2611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny,clear and 82. slight breeze
one adult perched on wooden stake in marsh. One adult in nest with chicks. One chick was spreading wings. Adult perched on stake flew up to nest with fish. All were eating it except one adult who went to the perch on the nest platform
2019-07-2509:13 am to 09:55 amat: Boxford
72 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 3 mph
Chicks were attempting to feed themselves.
2019-07-2506:45 am to 08:15amat: Newbury
2019-07-258:30 am to 8:45 amat: Essex
70 degrees, no wind, partly cloudy
Two adults lifted off the nest when we entered the creek but stayed very close. A nestling poked it's head up and then climbed to the edge of the nest. It was quite large. Very similar in size to River at Lobsterland. Both adult osprey kept landing on the nest and then taking off again until we left the area.
2019-07-2511am to 10 minat: Manchester
Light out of the ne.70°clear skies
Two fledglings near the edge of the nest. The two adults nearby in separate trees
In the past when I was observing this site I questioned if I saw 2 chicks now I know that I did. Clearly the fledglings were on the rim of the nest opening and closing their wings.
2019-07-2512 noon to 12:15 PMat: Salisbury
75 degrees , clear, SE
The Ring's Island osprey chick has fledged. The two parent osprey were perched on platform 2 and the chick flew to join them.
from bedroom window
2019-07-2511:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
78 and clear and medium breeze
one adult sitting on side of nest. Can see one chick lying inside nest. Adult flew off and flying above nest and staying nearby, then came back to nest. Other adult is perched on the wood stake in the marsh near the nest platform
2019-07-2510am to 1030amat: East Boston
2 fledged chicks, flying around making quite the racket. Adults feeding.
binos from Belle Isle
2 chicks again this year.
2019-07-2412:15 p.m. to 01:15 p.m.at: Boxford
65ºF; partly sunny/cloudy; light breeze (Felt more like 80℉!); was 78℉ when left (Felt more like 90℉ upon departure)
1 adult & 3 babies on nest; looked as if they were feeding, bobbing up & down; adult flew away; babies on nest rim, taking turns flapping wings & raising themselves several inches above nest before falling in again; babies alone for many minutes; still alone when I left
It was really hot...won't try to observe at noon again. I brought a friend with me who saw a large bird on a lower branch of nearby tree. I could not spot it but was probably one of the adults.
2019-07-2411:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
75 and clear. very calm
2019-07-232:40 pm to 2:55 pmat: Lynn
67F, NE 14MPH, cloudy
both adult Osprey were dive-bombing gulls nearby
2019-07-233:05 pm to 3:20 pmat: Lynn
67F, NE14MPH, cloudy
1 Osprey perched top of channel marker
2019-07-2305:50 pm to 06:05 pmat: Newbury
66 degF, no wind, 95% cloud cover
one adult on post perch feeding self, one adult in nest feeding two good-sized chicks
other adult Ospreys in area:
2 perched on houseboat (one on antenna, one on roof) pulled up next to the platform
across the river - one in the first nest south, one in the next nest south, two in the third nest south (all too distant for more detail)
2019-07-236:25 pm to 06:40 pmat: Newbury
68 degF, no wind, 95% cloud cover
one adult on perch of nearby platform, one adult in nest with two large chicks, all feeding
2019-07-2311:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
70 and cool, little drizzle
one adult standing in nest. Can make out one chick in nest..
2019-07-2212:40 pm to 01:00 pmat: Salem
74F, NE 8mph, cloudy, sprinkling
Female on nest, male on Little Aquavitae marker. Only two young visible, other could be lower in the nest. Male left.
2019-07-2201:10 pm to 01:40 pmat: Salem
Both adults on nest, then male left. Saw male later circling in the harbor, dove and failed twice but succeeded on the third. He brought it to the nest.
2019-07-225:00 pm to 5:25pmat: Salem
73F, 87h, hitide, 7mph, overcast/sprinkles,
1 adult was perched on a lower rung, then a 2nd joined and they flew up to the top rung over looking the nest.
2019-07-217:00am to 7:15amat: Lynn
82 F, sunny, W 11mph
adult perched on rocks near nest, two nestlings in nest. Second adult arrived and perched on day marker.
2019-07-217:25am to 7:45amat: Lynn
82F, sunny, WSW 11mph
adult perched on rocks below the nest feeding. Second adult on nest then flew off but returned. Feeding adult also flew up to the nest.
2019-07-218:35am to 8:55amat: Salem
1 maybe 2
86F, sunny, WSW 9mph
Nest appeared empty when I arrived. Two adults flew in , one perched on the nest the other on the pole. Saw one fledgling land on nest not sure whether or not the second one was there all along, I did see it testing it's wings. I'm thinking that the other two nestling also fledged
2019-07-2109:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. at: Boxford
At 9:55 - 82 degrees F; mostly cloudy; no windAt 11:55 - 92 degrees F; sunny; small breeze
Male (brownish, spotted breast) on branch of skag above nest; two or three babies in nest, flapping wings; female (necklace) arrives with fish; male hops down & all 5 eat; one youngster on rim of nest repeatedly flapping wings but only occasionally gets off ground a few inches & back into nest; another youngster did the same; one still eating (but not sure if baby or adult); then babies mostly down in nest with female adult on edge; male perched on branch of skag to left of nest & chirping (heard sound & saw beak opening); 2 observable babies in nest but could not see third (in fact because the babies had gotten almost as big as adults, I could not be certain whether there were 2 or 3 babies...2 for sure.
2019-07-2012:34 pm to 12:40 pmat: Revere
94F, SW 6mph, partly cloudy
One adult on nest with chick, other adult on perch down below.
Too hot to watch for long.
2019-07-2012:55 pm to 13:03 pmat: Revere
The adult and 3 young just remained perched
too hot to stay longer.
2019-07-2001:20 pm to 01:25 pmat: East Boston
Nest looks abandoned.
Riley had reported 2 nestlings earlier, but I have not seen any. There were no birds today anywhere near there.
2019-07-2001:20 pm to 01:25 pmat: Essex
Previously looked like a practice session. Didn't expect any results.
2019-07-2002:30 pm to 03:30 pmat: Salem
Adults left and returned several times. Young did some wing flapping.
Don't know where the 4th chick was, possibly below in the nest, or more likely fledged?
2019-07-1911:30 am to 11:40 amat: Lynn
79F,wind 12MPH, sunny
2019-07-1911:45 am to 12:05 pmat: Lynn
79F, 12 MPH, sunny
2019-07-1912 to 12:10at: Manchester
Warm...75. Winds east 10 mph
Saw one chick....possibly 2. Hard to tell the seas we’re fluctuating
2019-07-1912:30 pm to 12:45 pmat: Essex
80 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
Two adult osprey perched on nest eating a fish.
2019-07-1806:45am to 08:30amat: Newbury
One bird perched, saw the mate flying around with a fish in its grasp.
IPS-07 - Plum Island #2 - Cross Farm Hill Platform
2019-07-1806:55 am to 07:10 amat: Newbury
66 degF, 100% cloud cover, blustery wind from NE
no Ospreys located anywhere in area
this will be my last time this season to check on this site this
2019-07-1807:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
65 degF, 100% cloud cover, no wind
one adult perched at nest, two good-size chicks down in nest
could not tell anything about the sites across the river
NEW-01 - Graf Salt Marsh Platform
2019-07-1807:50 am to 08:05 amat: Newbury
65 degF, 100% cloud cover, moderate wind from NE
one adult perched at nest, then flew off; one perched on driftwood north of the site
NEW-03A Plum Island River Platform
one adult perched on site post
NEW-05 - Chaces Island Platform
2019-07-1808:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
65 degF, 100% cloud cover, strong wind from ENE
bird at site nest arranging sticks, then flew away
smaller square platform west of that: one bird perched at nest
larger square, open, platform west of that (had vegetation on top, which is now all brown): two adults at nest, one of them feeding two good-sized chicks
SAL-07 - Town Creek Platform
2019-07-1810:00 am to 10:15 amat: Salisbury
75 degrees, clear, light west wind
no sign of any activity at this platform.
from rail trail
2019-07-181:30pm to 2:00pmat: Salem
69F, 67%H, hi tide, 10 mph, cloudy, overcast
1 Adult perched on tower rung, 2nd adult perched on nest, both chicks flexing
BEV-01 - Monument Bar Channel Marker G1
2019-07-182:15pm to 2:40pmat: Beverly
one gull perched on nest
2019-07-1711:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
cloudy, 87, and calm
one adult perched on wooden stake in marsh near nest pole. One adult and two chicks standing up right inside nest.
2019-07-1608:30 am to 09:02 amat: Boxford
70 degrees, cloudy, wind 1mph
Adult female (by plumage) and 3 chicks visible on nest. Chicks alternated preening, standing and laying down.
2019-07-1612 noon to 12:15 pmat: Salisbury
80 degrees, clear, light west wind
female is leaving the nest to catch fish. male is also catching fish. There are frequent visits by other ospreys who fly by and are chased away by the resident male.
2019-07-1611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
82 and sunny and clear with a slight breeze
2 adult birds and w chicks standing upright in nest. Nestlings are spreading their wings. Chicks are getting so big and nest is crowded.
2019-07-153:30 pm to 4:00 pmat: Lynn
81° breezy sunny
1 adult on top of tower. 1 adult on nest. I believe there are 2 nestlings in the nest, but not visible today.
Ted & Joan McElligott
Couldn’t see any nestlings.
2019-07-157:00 PM to 7:30 PMat: Salisbury
80 degrees, clear, light SE
Female and nestling on the nest and male perched on platform 3. 2 intruding ospreys approach, one of them flying toward the nest. Female sounds alarm call and male flies to challenge the intruders, Female also leaves the nest and challenges intruders. It is typical to have daily visits of from 2 to 4 intruding ospreys in the evening followed by challenges and chases.
The female has been leaving the nest regularly to fish and bring back food to the nestling. This seems to concern the male as he flies to the female when she returns with a fish and follows her closely. The male continues to bring fish regularly as well. The nestling is occasionally exercising its wings, but mostly just sits in the nest.
2019-07-1512:00 pm to 12:25 PMat: Beverly
81f, 43%h, 10mph, sunny/partly cloudy
These 2 were simply perched and stretching on the nest. They could have been taking a break from the Danvers chicks.
2019-07-151:00 pm to 1:30 pmat: Salem
81f, 43%h, 10mph, sunny, partly cloudy
2019-07-159:30 AM to 10:00 AMat: Essex
Sunny and beautiful!!!!!!!
2 Adult Ospreys perched on the nest/perch. Both flew as we were nearing the nest, soaring over and around their nest area. We also observed a 3rd adult Osprey soaring, over to the right. Two of us accompanied Dave Rimmer for this incredible event -banding the ESS-06 Osprey chick, who is approximately 5 weeks old! Absolutely amazing! I am thankful and grateful for this Osprey experience!
on foot, out on the marsh to the nest!
Osprey Incubating Eggs or Chicks
2019-07-159:00 am to 10:00 amat: Essex
Banded chick with Dave Rimmer.
2019-07-1511:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
85 and sunny and calm
2 adults were both in nest. Look to be feeding. One adult flew off and one adult and can see one chick are standing up together inside nest.
2019-07-1401:00 pm to 01:20 pmat: Revere
84F, NW 8 mph, mostly cloudy
Female remained perched, the young seemed to be eating for some of the time. One of the young stretched and flapped mildly.
2019-07-1402:00 pm to 03:30 pmat: Salem
Female left a couple of times and fiddled with the nest. The mid sized chick did serious flapping, getting up a few inches.
2019-07-1410:30 AM to 10:40 AMat: Lynn
85 - sunny
One adult was perched on the nest. We briefly saw a chick's head in the nest.
2019-07-1411:00 am to 11:10 amat: Essex
80 degrees, slight breeze, mostly sunny
Two adults perched on nest. Both took off as we approached. One circled the nest and the other circled the boat. No nestlings visible to us. Heavy concentration of greenheads!
2019-07-146:25pm to 7:40pmat: Salem
85 F, partly cloudy, NW 8mph
One adult flew off and was with another osprey. Perhaps the fourth chick has fledged? I couldn't confirm.
2019-07-1406:35 p.m. to 07:51 p.m.at: Choose Town
84 degrees F, virtually no wind, partly cloudy
2 adults on nest, occasionally looking down into nest; female went down into nest & couldn't be seen; one baby, brown in color, went up onto edge of nest and sat with male adult for several minutes baby went down in nest; male remained on nest edge, at times squawking (heard it and saw beak moving simultaneously); male continued just looking around for several minutes; baby joins male (same one or another??) on edge; looks as if baby did a back flip into nest (probably lost balance); left with male on nest edge and no further activity
2019-07-136:00am to 12:00pmat: Essex
The pair were here doing their usual routine.
One interesting note from last night. A third osprey came in with a fish and ate it on the marsh perch. The pair got in the nest and carefully watched the third bird finish his meal. They had their wings ready to flap but no fighting happened this time. The third osprey headed out toward Ipswich around 8pm.
ESS-03 - Great Bank Platform
2019-07-1311:00am to 11:15amat: Essex
Sunny 80s, light wind
Male perched on nest then flew off and perched on driftwood
2019-07-1212:30PM to 1:00PMat: East Boston
hot / cloudy
both adult seen the past few days not in the nest, but around nest. No longer incubating or feeding young ( if there were young, we never saw them)
Likely the nest either failed or was predated. I think given the age of the pair, likely it failed. The pair is still hanging around the nest but not with the degree of frequency that they were .
2019-07-129:00am to 6:00pmat: Essex
The pair was here all day. Activities included nest cleanup, eating fish, sitting in the nest together and sitting on the marsh perch together.
2019-07-1202:30 pm to 02:45 pmat: Newbury
72 degF, no wind, 100% fog
male perched on post; female at nest, doing something - either feeding self or housekeeping; I could see various nestling limbs time to time, but never got a head count - don't know if it was just one, or hopefully two
2019-07-1210:30 AM to 11:30 AMat: Essex
79 degrees, hot, humid, just a breeze, after the rain, clouds, a little sun peeking out, a beautiful marsh scene
Two adult Ospreys perched on the nest perch, male flies off several times and soars around the nest and surrounding area. He always returned to the nest perch. Female back & forth from the nest perch, in the nest, & on the edge of the nest. At times shading the chick. I saw one nestling a few times. These 2 Ospreys have been working so hard to take care of their chick. Hoping for a positive outcome!
2019-07-118:00am to 8:15amat: Newbury
2019-07-118:15 am to 8:30 amat: Essex
75 degrees, mostly sunny, no wind
Two adult osprey perched on nest. Another pair of osprey arrived, one of which swooped down over the nest and was immediately set upon by one of the two nest dwellers. The fourth osprey circled higher overhead before also being chased off by the original nesting pair. No nestlings visible.
2019-07-111:45 to 1:55at: Manchester
70° clear skies. Winds light out of sw
One adult on perch the other on edge of nest. 2 chicks seen
2019-07-1110:00 am to 10:15 amat: Beverly
74f. 81h, 7mph, hi tide, sunny/hazy
one seagull perched on nest
2019-07-1110:30 am to 10:45 amat: Salem
2 adult OSPR perched on rungs of tower; 3 chicks stretching wings, looking around exploring their new world.
I've been on vacation and it was a thrill to return & see that the couple had produced at least three healthy looking chicks.
2019-07-1111:30am to 11;50amat: Choose Town
85 hot, sunny and calm
no activity observed in nest. Adult observed flying high in circles above marshnear nest. At end of observation period, one adult returned to nest platform and landed on perch stick
2019-07-106:00am to 7:00amat: Essex
70s, slight ocean breeze
Yesterday, the pair spent the afternoon here. They are back this morning.
2019-07-1011:45 to 12:10at: Saugus
Hot and sunny
Chicks look very big. This is the first time I’ve seen them. They were spooked and immediately flattened out in the nest.
2019-07-1011:30 to 11:45at: Saugus
Chick is much smaller than the GE platform chick.
No sing of the chicks yet, but one of the parents is always perched on the nest looking in.
2019-07-1012:45 to 1:06at: Saugus
You can see 2 fledglings from the south side of the platform. Unfortunately there is a dead Osprey in the north bound lane of 107. I drove by 3 times. It looks too brown to be a greater black back gull.
2019-07-1010:15 am to 10:20 amat: Salem
2019-07-106:30am to 6:45amat: Essex
2019-07-1011:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
sunn, hot, calm and 86F
2 adults inside nest with 2 chicks. One adult flew down to perch on wooden stake in the marsh near the nest. Chicks are getting big and look to be feeding
2019-07-095:00am to 8:15amat: Essex
Sunny onshore breeze
Yesterday’s three way osprey fight resulted in the pair getting back to “normal” behavior today. They were here bright and early sitting on the nest perch together.
2019-07-0906:30am to 07:00amat: Newbury
2019-07-091:30pm to 1:40pmat: Marblehead
IPS-10 - Laws Creek Duck Blind
2019-07-095:00 pm to 7:00 pmat: Ipswich
Banded three chicks with Dave Rimmer.
IPS-04A - Six Goose Creek Platform
2019-07-095:00 pm to 7:00 pmat: Choose Town
Banded two chicks with Dave Rimmer.
GLO-04 - Annisquam River Platform #1
2019-07-097:00 am to 9:00 amat: Gloucester
Banded chicks with Dave Rimmer.
2019-07-095:00 pm to 7:00 pmat: Salisbury
Banded chicks with Dave Rimmer. One chick found dead hanging off of nest, legs wrapped in plastic.
2019-07-095:00 pm to 7:00 pmat: Newburyport
Banded osprey chicks with Dave Rimmer. One chick had fishing wire wrapped around legs, but we removed it.
2019-07-083:00 pm to 3:30pmat: Lynn
78°. Breezy sunny
2019-07-083:45pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
73° breezy sunny
2019-07-083:45 pm to 4:00 pmat: Lynn
2019-07-082:00pm to 8:00pmat: Essex
Osprey fights resumed this afternoon. At one point two osprey were in the nest trying to knock each other out while the third osprey remained on the platform perch. Later, one of the three brought a fish to the nest and took care to not let the others near it. The wing flapping became very aggressive from all 3 until finally one osprey was driven away. The pair remained for the rest of the day. At 8pm, one osprey was left and was having a last minute meal.
2019-07-085:40pm to 6:30pmat: Salem
75F, sunny, SE 7mph
2019-07-0811:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
adult standing up inside nest and 1 chick popped its head up for a minute . Then didnt see it again
2019-07-0811:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
sunny, 82, calm with slight breeze
2 adults at nest, one lying inside, one sitting upright on edge of nest. Didnt see the chicks
2019-07-0706:35 am to 06:50 amat: Newbury
64 degF, strong wind from NE, 85% cloud cover
no Osprey found anywhere in the area
would it be ok if I not go to this site any more this season?
2019-07-0707:00 am to 07:15 amat: Newbury
65 degF, no wind, 60% cloud cover
female in nest feeding two good-sized chicks, male on post perch
1) platform directly across the river: one adult on post perch, then flew away
2) south of that, platform on open square structure: at least three birds at/on/in nest - I can't tell size or age
3) platform south of that, on a large square structure, huge nest on top - there was a bird on/in the nest
2019-07-0707:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
64 degF, moderate wind from N, 30% cloud cover
on perched at nest, then flew around the area and away
2019-07-0707:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
one bird perched at nest, second bird perched on driftwood by duck blink
NPT-01 - Joppa Flats Platform
2019-07-0707:55 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
65 degF, strong wind from NNE, 20% cloud cover
1) two Osprey perched on driftwood east of platform
2) smaller square platform west of that: one bird perched on platform post
3) larger open square platform west of that, with vegetation on top: one bird in the nest, seems to be just preening
2019-07-0712:10 pm to 12:30 pmat: Lynn
76F, sunny, wind 13MPH
1 adult in nest, 2nd perched nearby
2019-07-0711:45 am to 11:55 amat: Lynn
76F, 15MPH, sunny
2019-07-0707:15 am to 08:02 amat: Boxford
67 degrees, cloudy, wind 8 mph
Bird 1 (female by plumage) was perched in a snag to right of the nest. Three nestlings were visible from time to time, when preening and stretching.
Overlook is becoming quite overgrown. Perhaps we can trim foliage for next spring. Overlook also has a rotten board, which had resulted in a large hole in the floor in front of one of the benches.
2019-07-0710:10 am to 10:20 amat: Salisbury
68 F, clear, breeze, low tide
Couldn't see nestling(s) but 1 bird's head was down in nest.
SAL-02 Black Rock Creek Platform
1 perched on perch, 1 on platform
The sole osprey was on a log on the ground in the vicinity of the platform
2019-07-078:00am to 10:00amat: Essex
During the last few days of excessive heat, only one osprey has come and perched for a short time in the morning. Today the female came in with a fish and sat on the marsh perch eating her breakfast. She stayed for about 2 hours.
2019-07-076:05pm to 6:30pmat: Gloucester
70 degrees, wind SSE 6mph, clear
Female standing inside nest for first 15 minutes of observation, then male flew in and joined her.
On foot with scope.
I observed both the male and female inside nest the entire time I was monitoring from afar at the Wingaersheek Salt Marsh Platform.
2019-07-075:30pm to 5:50pmat: Gloucester
70 degrees, wind SSE 6mph, clear
On foot with scope.
Can see Farm Creek Platform from this location. Appears to be two osprey on nest over there.
Rick and Jan Pierce
2019-07-072:45 pm to 3:00 pmat: Essex
75 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
Two adult osprey perched on nest. No nestlings visible.
2019-07-073:45 pm to 4:00 pmat: Gloucester
Two osprey perched on nest. A third osprey arrived and swooped down to nest and was chased off by one of the nest pair. The third osprey made several attempts but was chased off each time.
2019-07-0501:00 pm to 01:10 pmat: Revere
87F, wind 12mph from S, fair
Adult perched on bar above nest, young perched on the nest. Neighbor confirmed that they've only seen the one chick.
Neighbor also mentioned that they have an eagle that often visits the area and scans over the marsh.
2019-07-0501:19 pm to 01:27 pmat: Revere
Male perched on far corner of structure, female feeding one of the young. The other 2 young remained perched, did some stretching.
2019-07-0501:52 pm to 02:55 pmat: Salem
Adults moved around the nest and the young were alternately up and down. No activity of interest.
Female perched on nest, male perched on crossbar below, young all down in the nest. Male left. Later the young stirred and all were alert and watching the sky when an osprey soared overhead.
2019-07-0503:11 pm to 03:27 pmat: Salem
All remained perched, young did some stretching. Uncertain but possible that female fed a couple bites to one of the young.
ESS-07 Babson Salt Marsh Platform
2019-07-051:00 pm to 1:10 pmat: Essex
80 degrees, slight breeze, bright sunshine
One osprey perched on nest a nd one osprey on stand next to nest.
2019-07-051:15 pm to 1:30 pmat: Essex
Two osprey on nest. One lifted off as we approached. Unable to see any nestlings but hoping to soon based on other reports.
2019-07-046:15PM to 7:50PMat: Gloucester
80 degrees, wind NE 10mph, light cloud cover
Female flew in at 6:45PM, was tending to inside of nest for just over one hour.
2019-07-0310:15 am to 10:30 amat: Salisbury
both parents on nest with nestling. Nestling growing fast.
2019-07-039:18 AM to 10:15 AMat: Essex
81 degrees, hot, no breeze, sunny/hazy, some clouds, high tide, a beautiful marsh
Female on the nest giving alert/alarm calls taking short fly abouts around the nest -on the nest perch- back in the nest, etc. I look around and see an adult RT Hawk soaring about. She is definitely in defense mode. Male arrives, soaring at 9:40. Female moves to nest and shades chick/s, being a sundial. At 9:55 AM I see sticks in the nest moving "independently!" Yes! Finally! One good sized chick pops it's head up and stands under the shading female! (it was "pancaking" in nest during RTH alert, just like it is suppose to!) The male perches on the nest perch at 10:05. I can clearly see a family of 3! Wonderful!!!
on foot, from the rocky trail most of the time & then a little ways on the marsh, also, the grass & marsh grass trail was nicely mowed (thanks!)
2019-07-036:47 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.at: Boxford
2 or 3 (not certain)
75℉, clear, no wind
Male adult on nest looking around for 15-20 minutes; flies off nest into tree on right of nest & immediately back on nest again; female adult flies onto nest; both adults seem to be feeding small heads (3); female flies off again while male remains on nest; observed one baby with head above nest rim several times; female flies in again and feeding takes place; about five minutes later female flies off to branch overlooking nest on tree to right; she watches nest for 5-7 minutes & flies away again, leaving male sitting on nest.
2019-07-0312:45 pm to 12:55 pmat: Essex
75 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
One single osprey perched on nest.
ESS-04 - Round Island Platform
2019-07-0312:00 pm to 12:00 pmat: Essex
2019-07-0311:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
sunny, clear and 82
adult standing up inside nest and 1 chick standing up next to them
2019-07-0206:30am to 08:45amat: Newbury
2019-07-024:45 pm to 5:00 pmat: Saugus
86 sunny breezy
Ollie & Olivia are still here even though there are no chicks. They come & go from the nest so we watch them from the house every day even though there is really nothing much to report with no chicks to observe.
2019-07-021800 to 1810at: Choose Town
Clear skies.. light wind. 75°
Make on perch Female sitting on edge of nest. Chick in the nest head visible
Warm 75. Light wind
Male on perch.Female on edge of nest. Chick in the nest. Head was visible and moving up and down
2019-07-0106:55 a to 07:10 amat: Newbury
64 degF, clear sky, light breeze from NE
lone Osprey perched on nest post, none others in area
2019-07-0107:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
64 degF, clear sky, no wind
1) Bill Forward platform: one adult perched at nest, occasionally looks down into nest and pokes around there; male flew in and dropped off what looked like vegetation material, then flew over to the post perch
2) platform directly across river: one bird at the nest (can't tell if it's beside or in), second bird down in the grasses
3) platform south of that, on an open rectangular structure: two adults at side of nest, possibly another bird down in the nest
4) nest on platform south of that on closed structure is complete empty, no sign of Osprey in area
2019-07-0107:55 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
68 degF, clear sky, breeze from NE
lone(ly!) bird perched at edge of nest, none other in the area
2019-07-0107:55 sm to 08:10 amat: Newbury
68 degF, clear sky, light breeze from NE
nest area empty, one Osprey down in grasses south of platform, feeding itself
2019-07-0108:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
68 degF, clear sky, light wind from NE
no birds at nest, two Osprey perched on driftwood east of platform
at the smaller rectangular platform west of that: one bird perched beside the nest
at the larger platform west of that, with vegetation on top: two adults at side of nest, one of them feeding itself; there possibly was activity inside the nest, couldn't tell for sure
2019-07-0101:05 pm to 02:20 pmat: Salem
75F, lt S wind, sunny
Female feeding young, male had been perched on Little Aquavitae and left. Male returned later with another fish and participated in feeding one of the young.
ROW-07 - Sawyers Island Platform
2019-07-012:09 PM to 2:26 PMat: Rowley
73 degrees, breezy, sunny/cloudy, high tide - creeks filled. A beautiful day.....
Male Osprey perched on the bedraggled nest. Good to see him and hear his chirps. At 2:20, he flew. There were 2 other Ospreys perched on the snags, by the houses across the creek.
on foot, down the trail & onto the marsh
2019-06-3010:55 am to 11:09 amat: Salisbury
75 F, breeze, overcast, high tide
I'm pretty sure I saw 2 fuzzy grey things on the nest.
platform has nest bits on it
75 F, breeze, overcast
2019-06-308:15 am to 8:30 amat: Essex
65 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
Two adults perched on nest. A third osprey arrived and swooped down over the nest at which time one of the perched osprey took off and chased the third osprey around the area, even making contact with him. This went on for 5-10 minutes until that third osprey left the area. Still did not see any nestling activity in this nest.
2019-06-305:15am to 5:45amat: Essex
This past weekend, the pair spent around 12 hours per day in and around the platform. They have amped up their eating, bringing in at least 6 good size fish during that 12 hour period.
2019-06-307:45am to 7:10amat: Salem
65F, sunny, WNW 6mph
2019-06-2912:17 pm to 12:31 pmat: Revere
80F, 5mph from W, cloudy
One adult perched, one nestling visible, another adult flew by but did not stay.
2019-06-2912:42 pm to 12:48 pmat: Revere
80F, 5mph from W, cloudy
Male on rail, left as we arrived. Female perched and 3 young active in nest.
Mosquitos very active and we hadn't prepared for them. We only stayed long enough to count.
2019-06-2901:21 pm to 02:05 pmat: Salem
Both adults and four young perched on nest. Male left and returned soon after with a nice fish. He proceeded to feed the young while the female remained perched. All of the young had a turn to eat. Nest looks very crowded.
2019-06-2902:05 pm to 03:05 pmat: Salem
Both adults perched on nest. Later the young stirred and the male left to perch on a nearby piling. No other activity.
2019-06-2906:35 p.m. to )7:45 p.m.at: Boxford
1 or 2 (not certain)
74℉, sunny, calm, muggy
Nothing seen on nest but one adult was perched high in tree to right of nest; after about 10 minutes this adult flew to nest and stayed with head bobbing, mostly down; appeared to be looking around bottom of nest; I spotted other adult on branch of tree several yards away from nest; then this adult just sat for at least 15 minutes & then flew to nest, dropped something & flew away; adult on nest appeared to be feeding youngster(s); I think that I saw two brownish heads extending above nest rim but only certain of one; after feeding, adult stayed very still on edge of nest
2019-06-288:45 to 9:00at: Newbury
No chicks seen on nest. Assumed predation by great horned owl.
Osprey banding trip w/ Dave Rimmer and others
2019-06-289:15 am to 9:30 amat: Salisbury
75 degrees, cloudy light SW
the nestling is growing fast
2019-06-288:00pm to 8:15pmat: Choose Town
sunny but nearing sunset, hi tide, 76F, 64H, 7 MPH
1 OSPR perched on nest, 2nd OSPR perched on lower rung of tower
IPS-05 - Laws Creek Platform
2019-06-287:00 am to 9:00 amat: Ipswich
Banded chicks with Dave Rimmer. One chick found dead ~20ft from nest.
IPS-11A Paine Creek Platform
IPS-14 - Rogers Island Duck Blind #2
2019-06-2706:30am to 07:58 amat: Newbury
2019-06-278:30 am to 8:45 amat: Essex
65 degrees, no wind, fog
Two adults on nest. One on the perch and one on the nest. Did not appear to be doing anything else like tending to nestlings or incubating eggs.
2019-06-276:30 am to 6:40 amat: Essex
65 degrees, fog, no wind
One adult osprey appeared to be resting in nest.
2019-06-277:15pm to 7:30pmat: Salem
foggy 63F, hi tide, 97Hum, 5MPH
OSPR may have been feeding either itself or chick(s)
2019-06-26730am to 745amat: Essex
2019-06-2610am to 10:30 at: East Boston
male returned with fish. Based on time frame , I would think there must be small chicks in nest but none viewable yet. Will keep checking each day.
female still sitting in nest all day, so possibly covering small chicks or maybe eggs. Seems like eggs must have hatched but behavior does not reflect this.
2019-06-2612:06 pm to 12:45 pmat: Salem
76F, NW 7 mph, ptly cldy
Female on the nest, male on cross bar below, 2 young perched and the 3rd lower in the nest. All 3 stretching their wings though not very strongly. Male left.
The young are quite large.
2019-06-2612:00pm to 12:30pmat: Saugus
Parent and hatchling preening after a brief rain shower. Hatchling looks awesome, I’ll send you pictures.
parent facing into the nest.
parent facing into the nest. Appears to be feeding chick, but I can’t see the chicks. I’ll check again later.
2019-06-264:00 pm to 4:15 pmat: Beverly
sunny6, 74F, W7MPH
2019-06-2611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
73 and breezy and sunny
at end of observation the other adult flew onto platform perch stick
2019-06-253:30PM to 4:00pmat: Salem
drizzly, cloudy, 66f, 96h, sse 6 mph, hi tide
2019-06-2510am to 10:30 at: East Boston
2 Adults , 2 chicks...2 small heads in view
scope / foot
2019-06-2511:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one adult on platform perch, other one sitting on edge of nest tending to chicks
2019-06-2406:30 am to 0:6:55amat: Newbury
2019-06-2407:47 am to 08:29 amat: Boxford
70 degrees, sunny, wind 5mph
Bird 1 (identified as female by plumage) was standing on nest. 3 chicks were visible during my visit.
2019-06-2411:00 am to 11:10 amat: Salisbury
75 degrees, clear, light SE
both parents on nest and one nestling showing head above the nest.
away on a trip. sorry for lack of reports
2019-06-2410:05 AM to 10:55 AMat: Essex
not seen yet, but there
73 degrees, sunny, wispy clouds, low tide, breezy, a beautiful day!
Female Osprey perched on the edge of the nest, shading chick/s. Male flying overhead. All of a sudden, many, many
flyers appeared - couldn't count them! The soaring male flew in to perch on the nest perch, at 10:15 AM and stayed there, being the look-out. The flyers moved on. During our visit, the female moved slightly around the perimeter of the nest, being "Mombrella." Lots of Baltimore Orioles, Egrets, gulls & swallows, Eastern Kingbirds and others birds flying around. Isabelle & I were excited to see a pair of Glossy Ibis wading in the marsh.
on foot, down on the rocky trial, on the marsh
2019-06-2411:05 AM to 11:21 AMat: Essex
75 degrees, sunny, wispy clouds, low tide, breezy, beautiful!
Crow perched on the nest. I scanned the marsh w/bins and only saw 2 Ospreys perched on posts, next to each other way off to the extreme left of the nest area.
75 degrees, sunny, wispy clouds, breezy, low tide, beautiful!
No Osprey activity observed around the nest platform area. Observations made at the same time I was monitoring ESS-02.
on foot, from the boat ramp at the end of Island Road
2019-06-248:00pm to 8:15pmat: Beverly
66f, hi tide, 64 h, WE8mph, mostly cloudy
1 gull perched on nest - no OSPR present
2019-06-243:35 pm to 5:30 pmat: Ipswich
Winds E at 3-5 mph
One osprey on nest perch, other on marsh perch
One osprey on nest perch, other on marsh perch
Osprey perched on nest
Winds E at 3-5 mph
Osprey flew from nest when I was pretty far away, but landed again when I left.
2019-06-243:35 pm to 5:30 pmat: Choose Town
One osprey on nest, other flew up from nearby marsh
2019-06-2411:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny, clear and breezy 80F
one chick moving around awkwardly in nest
one osprey standing inside nest. Two chick heads popped up for a few minutes. Other Osprey perched on a stick nearby in the marsh
2019-06-236:00am to 8:45amat: Essex
Sunny, slight breeze
The pair in the nest was defending against a third osprey who was dive bombing them. The pair successfully drove the intruder away.
2019-06-2312:25 pm to 12:55 pmat: Salem
82F, w at 16 mph, sunny
Female feeding 2 visible chicks and possible 3rd down lower. Male arrived, left, settled on piling below the nest.
2019-06-2301:15 pm to 02:30 pmat: Salem
Female and 3 young perched. Later, male arrived with fish and female fed the young, though they seemed satisfied fairly quickly.
0n foot by scope
2019-06-2307:00 am to 07:15 amat: Newbury
64 degF, moderate wind from NW, 50% cloud cover
one adult perched on upright at nest, no other Osprey in sight
2019-06-2307:25 am to 07:40 amat: Newbury
66 degF, no wind, 50% cloud cover
male brought in a nice fish, female immediately began tearing it apart and feeding - I could see one chick head well, but it looked like she was also directing the bites to a second location in the nest
there was also a third Osprey down in the grasses, feeding itself
platform directly across the river: one bird perched on platform post, a second bird in the nest
site south of that (looks like it's on a small duck blind}: one bird perched at nest, can't tell any more about it
site south of that (larger duck blind): one bird, maybe two, at the nest
2019-06-2308:00 am to 008:15 amat: Newbury
70 degF, strong wind from NW, 30% cloud cover
one bird in nest, looks like busy doing something; one bird on post perch; THEN a second male flew in with a fish, it and the bird in the nest seemed to be feeding on it for a couple of minutes, then the bird that brought in the fish flew of with it - the bird on the post perch remained there the entire time
2019-06-2308:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
two birds perched at the edge of the nest, one more down in the marsh grasses
2019-06-2308:25 am to 08:40 amat: Newbury
70 degF, strong wind from NW, 10% cloud cover
one bird perched on driftwood east of platform
the platform west of that on a small square structure has no Osprey in the area
the platform west of that, on a larger square structure with lots of vegetation on top: one bird at the nest, second bird flew in with a fish, dropped it off, flew to the post perch, and bird at the nest began feeding itself
2019-06-233:00 PM to 3:15 PMat: Essex
2 adult osprey perched on the side of the nest. Neither one of them took off as we approached in the creek.
2019-06-238:15 pm to 8:30 pmat: Salem
whoops...failed to note
2019-06-2212:56 pm to 01:15 pmat: Revere
83F, strong gusty NW, partly cloudy
Adult fed the smallest, then the others, then herself.
2019-06-2201:27 pm to 01:52 pmat: East Boston
One adult remained perched, no interest in nest, no other anywhere near.
2019-06-2202:15 pm to 02:30 pmat: Revere
Adult perched on nest. No other in sight. No activity on the nest.
2019-06-2202:15 pm to 02:30 pmat: Saugus
No other activity.
SAU-05 - Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary Platform #1
Platform not in use.
2019-06-222;30pm to 3:00pmat: Essex
70s, windy, partly cloudy
No Osprey around both at 2:30 then at about 4pm
2019-06-224:00pm to 4:15pmat: Essex
70s, windy, party cloudy
One Osprey perched on the nest, flew off after about 10 minutes and was joined in flight by another adult osprey. Original osprey landed and perched on the nest while the other bird continued to circle the nest.
2019-06-2204:10 pm to 04:30 pmat: Lynn
73, 12 NW, party sunny
nest partly obscured
2019-06-2204:40 pm to 05:00 pmat: Lynn
72F, NW 12MPH, partly sunny
2019-06-2212:45 PM to 1:00 PMat: Gloucester
70 degrees, breezy, sunny
Could not see any osprey on nest but one osprey was flying over the nest and appeared to be hunting in the marsh.
2019-06-221:30 PM to 1:40 PMat: Essex
70 degrees, strong breeze, sunny
One osprey perched on the nest. Usually when we approach by boat the 2nd osprey would take flight and check us out but today the one osprey stayed perched on the nest almost like they were standing guard. The single osprey was making a lot of noise as we came into the creek.
2019-06-216:00am to 9:30amat: Essex
The pair have now been here for one month and are sticking. very close to the nest. Last night around 7:30pm, they were both in the nest and chattering up a storm for about 45 minutes. They were both rearranging nest material and appeared to be stomping/flattening the floor of the nest.
Today they are doing their regular routine of eating fish and preening.
2019-06-2111:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
60F, cloudy, misty, slight breeze
one osprey on platform perch and other one bending over into nest appearing to be feeding nestling
2019-06-2011:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
cloudy, 65F, calm
osprey standing up on one side of nest the whole time . Saw a head pop up weakly and for a short time 3 times
2019-06-2011:45am to 12:00pmat: Saugus
Parent facing into the nest
2019-06-2012:00pm to 12:30pmat: Saugus
2019-06-1905:45am to 08:30amat: Newbury
2019-06-196:00am to 8:45amat: Essex
Cloudy, 60s, foggy
Yesterday the pair was here for more than 12 hours. They sat together on the marsh perch and did a whole lot of eating fish. This morning, they are back at it - bringing in more fish and hanging out on the platform. They have enormous appetites.
2019-06-191:45pm to 2:00pmat: Essex
70s, light wind, partly cloudy
on foot and kayak
2019-06-192:30pm to 2:45pmat: Gloucester
2019-06-193:55 p.m. to 05:10 p.m.at: Boxford
One adult (male, I think) was sitting inside nest with head dipping down frequently; adult flew away and came back a very short time later; flew away again and other adult (female?) flew in carrying something; she stayed inside nest with head bobbing up and down, possibly feeding something in nest; once she picked up her head, extended her neck and appeared to regurgitate; then continued to bob head up and down, apparently feeding something unseen by me; finally she just stayed still on the nest for many minutes, seemingly resting
The first adult seemed almost black on breast with a little white (male?). The second adult had more white on the breast, but no "necklace" was observed (female?).
2019-06-1808:44 am to 10:05 amat: Boxford
66 degrees, cloudy, wind 6 mph
Bird 1 on nest, walking around. 2 chick heads visible. After about 1/2 hour, Bird 1 left nest and flew to nearby perch. Preened. Chicks not visible at that time. 20 minutes later bird 1 flew back to nest as bird 2 flew in with fish. Bird 2 was identified as a male based on plumage. Both stood on nest. Bird 1 took fish and ate/fed chicks. Bird 2 flew to nearby perch and preened.
2019-06-1811:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
one osprey on platform perch, other one standing on edge of nest. Saw 2 nestling heads peak above the nest for a short time. Osprey on perch took off and flew down river towards ocean. Remaing osprey then laid down inside nest
2019-06-1710:30am to 11:30amat: Essex
Osprey wars: I was in the barn when I heard loud osprey calls coming from the marsh. The regular pair were in the nest flapping their wings while two other osprey were soaring above the platform and taking turns diving at the nest. The nest pair vigorously flapped their wings and the intruder pair flew off towards Ipswich. The nest pair stayed on watch for about 15 minutes when the intruder pair returned for round two of osprey wars. The nest pair again successfully defended their platform. When the coast was clear, the male of the nest pair began vigorously hauling in sticks and arranging them in the nest. The nest pair then attempted to mate.
IPS-08 - Sally Weatherall Reservation Platform
2019-06-177::30PM to 8:05PMat: Ipswich
64 degrees, cirrus clouds, light wind
A small amount of nesting material has been brought to the platform. About ten minutes into observation an adult osprey arrived and stood on the platform.
This is my first observation of activity this season. I will follow more regularly for a period of time to see if it is a housekeeping pair.
2019-06-177:30pm to 7:40pmat: Salem
68F, sun setting, low tide, slight breeze
YES: companion OSPR was perched on one of the tower rungs below the nest.
Thrilled to see the male back with the family. First sighting in at least a month.
2019-06-177:00pm to 7:05pmat: Beverly
68F, slight breeze, low tide, nearing sunset
IPS-15 Rogers Island Platform
2019-06-171 pm to 3:00 pmat: Ipswich
Winds S at 3-5 mph
1 osprey on nest, other on nest perch. No eggs or chicks.
One osprey on nest, other overhead chasing third bird away; joins mate on nest. Three chicks.
One osprey flew from marsh and landed on nest. 3 chicks.
Winds S at 3-5 mph
One osprey flew from , to join other circling overhead. 3 chicks.
Two chicks and one egg
Three large chicks
ROW-09 - ClubHead Creek Platform
2019-06-171 pm to 3:00 pmat: Rowley
One osprey on nest, other overhead chasing third bird away. Three eggs.
IPS-16 Paine Creek Camp #2-Dumaine
Nest looks abandoned
2019-06-165:00am to 8:00amat: Essex
Dark, rainy low 60s
2019-06-1610:00 AM to 10:10 AMat: Lynn
69 - rain shower
One adult was perched on the nest but did not appear to tending to anyone in the nest while we were watching
2019-06-166:35pm to 6:50pmat: Salem
62F, cloudy, 100% humidity, low tide, w 7 mph
2019-06-156:00am to 2:00pmat: Essex
Sunny, slight breeze, 79
As usual, the female was here early. The male joined her mid morning. Around noon, they flew off and came back with 2 large fish and had lunch on their respective marsh perches.
2019-06-1507:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
64 degF, strong wind from West, 80% cloud cover
first ten minutes no Osprey at nest site or in area; then one flew in, perched at nest edge; second one flew in, third flew in carrying a fish, fourth Osprey flew in; there was a lot of scuffling, wing flapping, circling around the nest, then all four flew away
2019-06-1508:20 am to 08:35 amat: Newbury
64 degF, moderate wind from WNW, 80% cloud cover
one Osprey perched on post, then flew up and perched at side of nest; I'm pretty sure a second Osprey was down in the nest - I hope it wasn't just an artifact
64 degF, moderate wind from WSW, 80% cloud cover
one Osprey perched at nest edge, did not see any others in the area
2019-06-1508:40 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
65 degF, light breeze from WNW, 80% cloud cover
Chaces Island platform: none at nest, but three Osprey perched on pilings a little east of platform
platform west of that, on four posts: one Osprey perched at edge of nest, second Osprey down in marsh grasses nearby
and platform west of that one, which looks like a big wood cage with vegetation growing on top: one Osprey perched amid the vegetation on top, two more Osprey down in marsh grasses a little east of that
soooo, eight Osprey in area, seen from my observation spot; lots of boating/fishing activity in the water
2019-06-1509:45 am to 11:45 amat: Newbury
65 degF, strong wind from W, 10% cloud cover
Osprey in nest appears to be feeding nestlings; other activity included a the second Osprey sometimes on the post perch, sometimes perched at the nest, sometimes away; and at one point two more Osprey strafed the nest and aroused the pair there, but then flew away
observations took place during refuge Let's Go Outside day - I was stationed at the Pines Platform to show Osprey to the participants
2019-06-1512:54 pm to 01:25 pmat: East Boston
79F, light SW, sunny
Female perched on wire. 10 ft from nest. Male went back and forth with twigs. Female never moved. Nothing happening in the nest except new twigs. Failure?
on foot by scope.
79F lt SW, sunny
In incubating position. Male not anywhere near. Practice?
Another watcher had previously told us that both couples were new. She seemed to have been in contact with Sean Riley.
2019-06-1501:37 pm to 02:00 pmat: Revere
79F, lt SW, sunny
Female incubating high, did much preening. One nestling rose enough to be seen. Both eventually went back to incubating position.
2019-06-1503:00 pm to 03:35 pmat: Salem
79F, gusty SW, sunny
Female perched while young moved around then she fed the smallest and eventually the others as well. The two larger pooped over the side like their parents.
James Charles Roy
2019-06-1406:00am to 7:05amat: Newbury
2019-06-148:30am to 9:30amat: Essex
The pair were on their respective marsh perches when a third osprey showed up and swooped toward the nest. The first two osprey quickly flew up and both got in the nest and started to flap their wings at the intruder. At one point, one osprey flew out of the nest and dive bombed the third osprey. They were successful in chasing the third osprey off and now both are preening while sitting in the nest.
2019-06-148:00 am to 8:15 amat: Essex
60 degrees, slight breeze, mostly sunny
2 osprey on nest as I entered the creek. One appeared to be incubating, the other was perched on the nest. As I got closer, both osprey perched on the side of the nest and then one took off to check me out. As I moved away they both went back on the nest in their original positions.
2019-06-148:40 am to 8:45 amat: Essex
There were 2 osprey in the marsh nearby and they took flight together and flew up over Choate Island.
2019-06-148:50 am to 9:00 amat: Essex
60 degrees, SW wind, sunny
This nest appears abandoned.
2019-06-1412:35 pm to 01:35 pmat: Salem
68F, breezy SE, ptly sunny
Female incubated part of the time then fed briefly. Male left and retd twice with twigs and eventually left and retd with fish which he started eating on nearby piling. Female was incubating in the meantime. Possibility of another young but visibility was hindered by the wind.
2019-06-146:33 PM to 7:31 PMat: Rowley
66 degrees, sunny w/clouds, crazy wind gusts, low tide, nearing full moon
From a distance, I could see the nest was a wreck. No Ospreys in sight. Went out to the platform to investigate. At the base I found lots of nesting material, the remains of an adult Osprey (numerous Osprey brown & white feathers of all sizes- in one large oval area & some bones) also a hollowed out empty Osprey egg shell. GHO predation. There were other Osprey nest treasures as well, including 3 little plastic flag markers that people put up in their yards to mark where seed was planted/treated - 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, and a 12 inch one piece marine item made of woven, medium weight rope.
on foot, walking on the marsh all the way to the platform base.
This sad situation was discovered on June 7, 2018 as well.
2019-06-137:00 am to 7:30pmat: Essex
Rainy and cold afternoon
Early morning, The female was on the perch as she has been for the past week. Around noon, when the rain storm came in, she flew away for the afternoon. At 7:30 pm, both osprey returned to the platform. The male began moving sticks and repairing any damage from the rain storm and the female brought in a fish,
2019-06-132:00 PM to 2:15 PMat: Saugus
Rain - 60
Either Ollie or Olivia was perched on the nest. We are certain at this point that there are no chicks in spite of the fact that Olivia was incubating for several weeks. Both Ollie & Olivia are around, often not on the nest or one or both will be on the nest.
2019-06-1206:00am to 06;05amat: Newbury
2019-06-125:15am to 7:00pmat: Essex
Sunny 73 degrees
Female was on the nest perch at dawn and has spent the majority of today solo. The male came in around 5pm, immediately getting into the nest. Around 6:30, the male flew off and returned with a large fish for dinner.
2019-06-1212:00pm to 12:30pmat: Saugus
Sunny and warm
Sitting on the edge of the nest looking into the nest.
2019-06-1212:30pm to 1:00pmat: Saugus
Sunny and Warm
Both birds perched on the edge of the nest looking into nest
sunny and warm
Perched on edge of nest looking in.
2019-06-123:15pm to 3:30pmat: Beverly
sunny low tide, 73, 12mph,
2019-06-124:00pm to 4:15pmat: Salem
73F, w13mph, low tide, sunny
2019-06-118:00am to 6:00pmat: Essex
Rainy in the morning and humid, cleared out in the afternoon and windy
The female was on the platform at 9. The male came in during the rainstorm and proceeded to rearrange sticks in the nest. They both flew off for several hours and are now back on the perches.
2019-06-1008:20 am to 08:53 amat: Boxford
66 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 9 mph
Bird 1 on nest with bird 2 perched nearby. Bird 2 flew to nest with fish. Both ate on nest. Possibly feeding offspring, but can't tell for certain. Both birds very attentive to nest. Bird 2 flew to nearby perch, after about 9 minutes. Bird 1 identified as female based on plumage. Female arranged some sticks, walked around and, eventually, settled back down onto nest.
2019-06-1001:15 PM to 01:30 pmat: Gloucester
72 F, partial cloud cover
Two birds present on platform, one appearing to be incubating, one above on perch
2019-06-1012:20 pm to 01:30 pmat: Salem
70F, SE 12mph, ptly cldy
One adult perched, the other fed the 3 young, then left.
2019-06-1001:55 pm to 02:10 pmat: Salem
shifted slightly but not enough to suggest any progress.
2019-06-105:15am to 6:00 pmat: Essex
Sunny, humid in the afternoon
Female was on the nest perch at dawn. She periodically moves from nest perch to marsh perch. She spends most of her perch time on the marsh perch. The male showed up right after noon. They spent the afternoon on their respective marsh perches and taking an occasional flight around the marsh.
2019-06-101;05pm to 1:20 pmat: Beverly
partly cloudy, low tide, 69F, 11 W mph,
2019-06-102:10pm to 2:30PMat: Salem
sunny, 69F, 10MPH w, low tide
Lots of small birds, probably starlings, coming and going into and out of the bottom of the nest. But no other adult OSPR in evidence.
2019-06-0907:10 am to 07:25 amat: Newbury
55 degF, no wind, 10% cloud cover
one Osprey perched on upright of nest support; a second Osprey flew in and around the nest a couple of times (did not land), then flew on south; about five minutes later an Osprey flew by, heading north, carrying a fish - I don't know if it was the same individual as the second bird or not
2019-06-0907:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
58 degF, no wind, 10% cloud cover
do not see a second bird anywhere near this platform
on the platform directly across the water: one Osprey perched on post, *perhaps* a second bird down in nest; the nest on the square structure south of that: two Osprey, but they both appear to be perched at the side of the nest; in the nest on the structure south of that one: at least one bird, *perhaps* down in the nest - distance and heat shimmer get to be a problem
2019-06-0908:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
57 degF, light swirly breeze, 5% cloud cover
one Oprey on post perch, preening; second Osprey down in the nest, busy doing something - can't tell if it's preening, or feeding itself, or tending to nestlings
no Osprey anywhere :-(
2019-06-0908:30 am to 08:45 amat: Newbury
57 degF, light to moderate wind from NE, 20% cloud cover
platform nest is empty, but two Osprey are perched near each other on driftwood that overhangs the water; a third Osprey flew across the same area, kept going; quite a ways west there is a platform with a triangular base - may have an Osprey, but distance and heat shimmer are a problem; the nest west of that on a platform with four legs has one Osprey perched on the post, *perhaps* a second Osprey in the nest - distance and heat shimmer a problem
2019-06-0910:20 am to 10:30 amat: Choose Town
64 F, clear, breeze
from very busy boat ramp
2019-06-0910:20 am to 10:30 amat: Salisbury
64 F, clear, breeze, low tide
2nd adult went to ground then to perch
doesn't look like there is a nest there now.
2019-06-0910:45 to 10:55at: Choose Town
Clear skies. 70°. Light winds out of the east
Female sitting deep in the nest. Could see the top of her head
2019-06-096:16 PM to 6:30PMat: Salisbury
70 degrees, SE wind 8mph, clear
Male and female (1 on perch) looking into nest. Female has been on perch , not hunkered down on nest, flying off nest for a short time
2019-06-098:00am to 7:00amat: Essex
Sunny, light breeze, 75
The female was here all morning and enjoyed a flounder on the marsh perch. The male joined her around noontime. An occasional effort to add marsh grass to the nest. They alternated being on a separate perches and then sitting in the nest together. They were both here until 7pm. Late in the afternoon, several boats came down Castle Neck River and they didn’t seem bothered at all.
2019-06-098:00 Am to 8:15 AMat: Salisbury
60 degrees, clear, calm
Female appears to be feeding a chick---taking small bits of fish and bending over to offer the food to a chick too small to see. Male is perched on the perch on the platform and is watching the feeding very intently.
2019-06-0810:45 AM to 11:30 AMat: Saugus
sunny - 70
Driving by at both times
One adult was on the nest both times that we drove past and could have been feeding chicks as she/he was poking into the nest
2019-06-087:00 AM to 12:00 PMat: Saugus
We are able to observe the nest from our house and have done so dozens of times this morning and over the past 2 or 3 days. Many of the times there were no adults visible on the nest and from time to time Ollie or Olivia or both were there. There has been no sign of them tending to anything in the nest so I'm afraid that there are no chicks. Olivia was incubating from around 4/18 until last weekend when it looked like she was tending to chicks.
A couple of days ago either Ollie or Olivia was dive bombing at a great blue heron that was on our side of the river across the river from the nest. After some commotion the heron flew away.
2019-06-0812:50 pm to 01:15 pmat: Revere
70F, SE 9mph, sunny
Male on one of the rails, left soon after and didn't return. Female stayed in the high incubating position, shifted a bit. More of her was visible than had been previously.
2019-06-0802:20 pm to 02:35 pmat: Revere
On foot by scope
Adult initially perched, left the nest briefly then returned and settled into incubating position.
Visibility was poor due to heat rising from marsh.
2019-06-0806:30 am to 05:00 pmat: Newbury
2019-06-083:00 PM to 3:15 PMat: Gloucester
60 degrees, slight breeze, bright sunshine
Female incubating. Male arrived and drove off 2 nearby egrets before settling on perch near nest.
2019-06-083:45 PM to 3:55 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
2 osprey sitting on driftwood in marsh about 100 yards from nest.
2019-06-084:00 PM to 4:10 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, no wind, sunny
Appears to be abandoned.
2019-06-0803:13 pm to 03:35 pmat: Salem
One incubating and the other eating a fish on a nearby piling. Did the same all the time we were there.
2019-06-0803:50 pm to 04:20 pmat: Salem
Male perched on nearby Little Aquavitaie daymarker. Female incubating. Male later flew to nest then left. Female stayed in position. No feeding activity, no chicks seen.
2019-06-088:00am to 4:00pmat: Essex
The female was here all morning. At one point, she caught a flounder and sat on the marsh perch to eat it. The male showed up around noon and the pair spent all afternoon in and around the nest. An occasional stick was brought in to the nest.
2019-06-0801:30 pm to 02:00 pmat: East Boston
No changes during time we watched.
One on nest in incubating position though I don't know if there are eggs. Possible practice? Maybe real?
2019-06-0809:25 am to 10:28 amat: Boxford
71 degrees, sunny, wind 9 mph
Bird 1 sitting on nest, preening. Stood, stretched and sat back down. I could not see anything beneath her. At 10:01, bird 2 flew in with fish. Made an attempt to scare off a Great Blue Heron who was perched on a nearby snag. Heron did not leave. Bird 2 landed on perch near nest and ate. Still clutching fish, bird 2 made another several passes at heron, causing it to flee. Bird 2 flew back to previous perch and finished eating. At 10:17, bird 2 flew to nest with remainder of fish. Bird 1 took fish and ate with bird 1 standing by side. At this point bird 2 was identified as male, based on plumage. One of the birds then sat on nest and the other, flew to nearby perch. Neither bird was observed feeding offspring, but they seemed intent on looking into nest.
2019-06-08noon to 1:55 p.m.at: Boxford
60℉, clear, very light wind
One adult osprey in nest moving around & looking down; very busy; other adult (with black back) sitting on snag at right of nest; latter briefly flew over to nest, looked down into nest & flew back to perch on snag; while there, both adults were looking down & busily moving around inside nest; one flew back to snag to perch; getting equipment ready to leave, so did not observe actual departure but osprey on snag had left when I looked back
This was new behavior by the adults, so I believe that the chicks had hatched even though they were not seen.
2019-06-075:30am to 6:45amat: Essex
The pair were on the platform at dawn. The male was on the platform perch while she was in the nest arranging sticks. Around 6:30am, active nest building began. Larger sticks are being brought in as I write this entry.
2019-06-071:00 PM to 1:15 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, very slight breeze, bright sunshine
Female osprey incubating in nest. Male flew in carrying a fish for the nest. He wouldn't put the fish in the nest until I backed the boat off further.
2019-06-0711:40 AM to 12:16 PMat: Rowley
67 degrees, blue skies, sunny, clouds to the west, low tide, breezy, beautiful
Osprey incubating on the nest the entire time of visit. I heard Osprey chirps and scanned the marsh w/bins & found the male perched on a tall, thin wooden marker (w/a reflector at the top of it) west of and in direct line of nest. He stayed there, preening. Quiet on the marsh, a few ducks & egrets. Nice........
on foot - trail & on the marsh
2 other Ospreys soaring east of the nest area, and 2 Ospreys flying over towards Plum Island.
2019-06-0706:30 am to 05:50 pmat: Newbury
2019-06-071:00pm to 8:00 pmat: Essex
75, sunny, slight breeze
The male left for the majority of the day, returning twice to visit the female who was patiently waiting on the marsh perch. When the male arrived, the female immediately flew up into the nest. I have not seen either one from 5 to 8pm which is a change in behavior from the last two weeks.
2019-06-0711:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
65F, calm, sunny & clear
1 osprey lying down inside nest. Other osprey flying above nest w/another osprey chasing each other. Then flew down to perch on the stick in the marsh
2019-06-073:00pm to 3:15pmat: Beverly
sunny, 69F, 11 MPH W, hi tide
1 seagull perched on nest
2019-06-074:00pm to 4:20pmat: Salem
sunny, 69F, hi tide, 10MPH w
the OSPR was incubating when I arrived, then flew away for 30-45 secs & returned & continued incubating. Again, no companion OSPR in view.
sunny, hi tide, w 10MPH,
One OSPR incubating when I arrived, then flew away for 30 secs or so & returned to nest
65F, calm, sunny and clear
one osprey lying down inside nest. Other osprey flying around up above nest with another osprey. Look to be chasing each other
2019-06-063:10pm to 3:40pmat: Salem
60F, mostly cloudy, W13 MPH, low tide
2019-06-0612:40 pm to 01:45 pmat: Salem
71F, SE at 9mph, few clouds
Male left and returned. Female split time between eating and feeding chicks. I think there is a third chick but need a better sighting to be sure.
2019-06-0602:00 pm to 02:25 pmat: Salem
One incubating, shifted a bit but not much. Other perched on nearby piling. Another flew overhead but didn't linger. The one on the piling eventually left.
This pair started late again this year. I expect they will be late hatching.
2019-06-0611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
72 and calm
2 other osprey flying very high overhead over the Saugus River doing manuvers
2019-06-062:20 pm to 3:10 pmat: Essex
sunny, not too windy
Odd behavior, in the sense that I couldn't figure out the status of the nest. At first it was occupied by the female, soon joined by her mate. Then both birds left the nest and I saw them fishing together over toward Choate Island. The female returned to the nest briefly but did not stay, and the last 15-20 minutes of my stay the nest was unoccupied, which is not a good sign for eggs or small young--and it's too early for the young to be big enough to see. One, possibly two, other osprey(s) flew by, neither anywhere near the nest.
drove to Crane Beach dock and set up scope
I'll visit again soon to see if the birds are still occupying this heretofore unsuccessful nest.
2019-06-0610:30am to 10:45amat: Saugus
In the nest, but sitting higher than she has been
Still sitting low in the nest
2019-06-0610:30am to 10:45amat: Choose Town
Perched on the edge of the nest looking into the nest. Every so often she is preoccupied by what was going on inside the nest. I would guess there is a hatchling there.
2019-06-0510:55 AM to 11:16 AMat: Essex
76 degrees, sun & cloud cover, breezy, warm, almost high tide
Brophy's platform nest is abandoned. I observed one Osprey perched on the nest perch at ESS-07. There was one Osprey perched on the marsh, far off to the left of both platforms. Noted, large gulls perched on the marsh.
on foot - marsh, from boat ramp
A clammer coming in off his boat, says that he "sees Osprey all the time. They are going out to the islands."
76 degrees, sun & cloud cover, warm, breezy, almost high tide
One Osprey stayed perched on the nest/platform perch, during my visit. This is the first time, I observed an Osprey at this platform. Maybe from Brophy's platform? (another Osprey was perched on the marsh, far off to the left) Quiet on the marsh.....
on foot, - marsh from the boat ramp
Observed at the same time as Brophys platform, from Island Road.
2019-06-054:15pm to 4:30pmat: Salem
75F, mostly cloudy, humid, w 10 mph
She got up from incubating and spent about 5 mins rearranging and apparently feeding herself. Again, no 2nd OSPR was visibile
2019-06-0506:00am to 08:00 pmat: Newbury
The pair were away most of the morning, but reappeared after noon with a third bird.
2019-06-0507:51 am to 09:10at: Boxford
66 degrees, cloudy, wind 11 mph
Bird 1 sitting on nest. Bird 2 perched nearby, eating. Bird 2 brought food to nest, then flew back to perch. Bird 1 stood , ate on nest, then sat back down and preened. An unidentified raptor flew high above nest and Bird 2 joined Bird 1 on nest and vocalized towards perceived intruder. When raptor left area, Bird 2 flew back to previous perch. Both birds switched places several times, but never left the area. Both looked down into nest often.
2019-06-0414:30 to 14:35at: Beverly
Clear skies. Westerly winds
Possibly a great black-backed gull sitting in the nest. No osprey seen.
2019-06-0416:45 to 16:55at: Manchester
Clear skies. 65°F. Westerly winds 10-15 mph
Osprey sitting on nest.
2019-06-0411:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
68, partly sunny, light breeze,
osprey left nest twice to gather sticks for nest.. Other osprey tending to chicks
2019-06-045:45 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.at: Boxford
70℉, no wind, cloudy
One osprey sitting snag high enough to look down into nest; no activity at nest was observed; about 6:15 this osprey flew onto rim of nest & looked down in briefly & then flew away; returned to snag perch in 10 to 15 minutes; flew off again about 6:35; a few minutes later, I saw him/her on a lower branch of the same snag; I never saw any activity in or around nest
2019-06-0305:45am to 07:15amat: Newbury
This pair is not nest building.
2019-06-0306:40 am to 06:55 amat: Newbury
53 degF, moderately strong wind from WSW, 10% cloud cover
lone Osprey perched on the upright, none other in area
sorry this is late - the last four mornings have been socked in with fog
2019-06-0307:05 am to 07:20 amat: Newbury
55 degF, light wind from SW, 15% cloud cover
one bird down in nest, second bird flew in with a big stick, then flew off; on platform directly across the water: one bird incubating in nest, second bird perched on staddle nearby; across the water quite a bit south, on what looks like an old duck blind: one bird down in the nest, second one perched on corner of structure
2019-06-0307:40 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
55 deg F, strong wind from W, 10% cloud cover
one bird on nest, one on post perch
55 degF, strong wind from W, 10% cloud cover
one bird on nest, second on post perch
observed at same time as Graf Marsh platform
2019-06-0308:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
55 degF, strong wind from WNW, 5% cloud cover
could not tell that there was any bird down in nest, but one was perched on driftwood east of platform; for the 4-legged platform west of Chaces: also could not see any bird down in the nest, but one was perched on a post east of that platform, and another one in the grasses west of that platform
2019-06-033:30pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
69° windy sunny
2019-06-035:00am to 5:00pmat: Essex
Very windy, 66 degrees
The day started with eating fish, some minor nest building and a whole lot of flying down to sit on the marsh then back to the platform all day long. At one point, a third osprey came in and was swooping in at the platform until finally flying away towards Ipswich. Their current version of the nest has stood up to the extreme winds coming across the marsh today. Much better than their previous versions.
2019-06-033:10pm to 3:30pmat: Salem
71F, 20-25 MPH Wind, low tide going out, very sunny,
2019-06-033:55pm to 4:10pmat: Beverly
70F, sunny, 20-25 MPH W, low tide going out, very choppy water
Disappointing to see no birds today. They were clearly present at the nest at my last viewing.
2019-06-0311:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
65F, strong breeze, sunny
Osprey standing up around edge of nest looking down into it. One Osprey seems to be tending to and feeding chicks
2019-06-026.00am to 12.00pmat: Essex
Early morning breakfast of fish followed by Aggressive nest building today. Lots of large sticks being brought to the nest while the other osprey watches from the marsh perch.
2019-06-0202:30 pm to 02:45pmat: Gloucester
Two birds perched near platform-both flew off
2019-06-021:30pm to 1:45pmat: Lynn
62F, mostly cloudy, ESE 8mph
second adult perched on day marker then flew off, returned and appeared to be doing some nest maintenance
2019-06-021:55pm to 2:15pmat: Lynn
second adult doing nest maintenance then perched on rocks below nest
2019-06-024:00pm to 4:30pmat: Salem
62F, mostly cloudy, ESE 11mph
second adult flying in area appeared to be hunting also back and forth on the nest
2019-06-024:40pm to 4:55pmat: Salem
61F, fog in area, E10mph
2019-06-0210am to 1015amat: Salisbury
2019-06-0212 noon to 1:38 pmat: Ipswich
Winds E @ 10 mph
One Osprey incubating eggs, other on perch
Both osprey perched on nest, then one settled into nest
One osprey on nest perch, other flies onto perch
One osprey in nest, second osprey flew close to nest and landed on nearby marsh
Winds E 10 mph
One osprey on edge of nest eating, other on nest perch
One osprey in nest, flies and is joined by 2 other osprey to chase us away
2019-06-018:11 am to 9:00 amat: Boxford
57 degrees, cloudy, wind 3 mph
Bird 1 sitting on nest when I arrived. Bird 1 stood briefly, adjusted something underneath and sat back down. Bird 2 flew into view with a fish after about 20 minutes, perched near nest and ate. Bird 2 brought fish to nest. Bird 1 took the fish and flew to nearby snag. Bird 1 ate, cleaned beak on perch and held one foot up to rest. In meantime, Bird 2 had settled into nest to take over incubation.
2019-06-015:00am to 10:45amat: Essex
Cloud cover, 60s, foggy
Early in the morning it is not unusual to see only one osprey on the platform perch. Usually after 6am, the second one shows up. The pair continue to hang together usually till dusk, moving from the platform to sharing a marsh perch. As I mentioned earlier this week, they tend to move to the marsh perch that overlooks Castle Neck River when the tide comes in. There are two marsh perches here and they sometimes split up and eat a fish on their own perch. They periodically add a stick or two to the platform. They seem content to just be together.
2019-06-0112:40 to 1:00at: Salisbury
59 degrees, partly cloudy, 9mph wind E
4 interloper osprey flying overhead platform
Male chasing away other 4 osprey, female sitting on nest.
SAL-06 - Carr Island Platform
2019-06-0110am to 1015amat: Salisbury
2019-06-0101:00 pm to 01:20 pmat: Revere
65F, lt wind, hazy
Male remained perched on rail, female incubating in higher position than before, could see her head. She seemed busy with something beneath herself. Neighbor said he saw a young one, I am not sure how reliable that is, could mean he saw the female.
2019-06-0101:25 pm to 01:40 pmat: Revere
No activity. There is slight amount of nesting material on the platform.
2019-06-0101:25 pm to 01:40 pmat: Saugus
Stayed in position. No male visible on any nearby poles.
Male perched on stand below, female rose from incubating, moved gingerly around nest, tended to something in the nest, possibly feeding young, then resettled.
2019-06-0102:10 pm to 02:50 pmat: Salem
55F, lt wind, lt fog
Remained incubating. No male in sight.
2019-06-0103:05 pm to 03:20 pmat: Salem
Positioned somewhat higher than before and very busy with something beneath her in the nest. Male not anywhere nearby.
2019-06-015:45 PM to 6:05 PMat: Gloucester
55 degrees, wind E 8 mph, cloudy
2019-06-015:10 PM to 5:35 PMat: Gloucester
55 degrees, wind E 8mph, cloudy
2019-06-0112:25 pm to 12:50 pmat: Essex
Winds S 2-4 mph
Partial sun, hazy overcast, fog
2 eggs in nest.
Female was incubating them, male joined her. Both flew so close to me, they sounded like light sabers in "Star Wars!"
2019-06-0110am to 1015amat: Newburyport
3 eggs in nest
2019-06-0110am to 1015amat: Newbury
2019-05-317Am to 8amat: East Boston
Female is shifting in the nest alot, possible hatch today .
This nest is finally getting along with the new pair/
2019-05-317am to 8amat: East Boston
Male sitting near by on perch , female sitting on eggs, has been very good about staying on nest.
This pair is lots of fun to watch. Getting along with other pair in the marsh but chasing the random Osprey out of the marsh ( wonderland and Bennington pair)
2019-05-316:00 am to 11:30amat: Essex
The pair continues to be at or around the platform daily, occasionally flying to get some sticks ( new behavior - they finally figured out that marsh grass and a trash bag kept blowing off the platform) and bringing in fish to eat. Right now they are perched side by side on the marsh perch. When on the platform, one tends to be on the platform perch while the other rearranges sticks. The size of the nest is not growing. I think (hope) they are practicing for next year.
The mash perch locations allows them to watch the incoming tide
2019-05-3110:00 am to 10:15 amat: Lynn
61F, low wind, partly sunny
osprey perched near nest
2019-05-3110:15 am to 10:25 amat: Essex
60 degrees, fog, slight breeze
Female in incubating position. Male arrived as we approached. Both osprey lifted off momentarily and then landed back on the perch side by side.
2019-05-3109:05 am to 09:45 amat: Lynn
61F, low wind, partly sunny
osprey perched nearby
2019-05-3110:35 am to 10:55 amat: Revere
60 degrees, slight breeze, partly cloudy
Nest was empty the whole time we were there. There was a single osprey in the marsh 200 feet away just sitting in one spot. This nest had been active every other time we have checked it!
2019-05-3111:05 am to 11:20 amat: Essex
One osprey perched on log in marsh. After we passed by the bird went and perched on the nest.
SAU-06 - Rumney Marsh Platform #1
2019-05-3111:50AM to 12:00 PMat: Revere
70 - partly cloudy
on foot from the model airplane field
There didn't appear to be a nest on the platform
2019-05-3111:50AM to 12:00 PMat: Saugus
On foot from the model airplane field
We observed one osprey down in the nest. Around 1:00, an hour later, we drove past the nest on Rt. 107 and saw one osprey still down in the nest. Maybe incubating?
2019-05-318:00 AM to 3:00 PMat: Saugus
I observed the nest several times during the day & noticed the behavior was a little different from other days. Ollie & Olivia were perched on the nest and it looked like they were eating. Then one of them flew away & the other one moved to the other side of the nest and was poking down in the nest. Maybe still eating or tending to chicks. A few other times one was perched and poking into the nest while the other one was not there.
2019-05-3112:40 PM to 1:10 PMat: Essex
62 degrees, breezy, high tide, sun & clouds, gorgeous
One Osprey deep in the nest bowl incubating, chirps & calls heard, and the male flies in & perches on the nest perch. Communicating chirps between the two. The male flies off at 12:58. Female continues to incubate. 1 Turkey Vulture and many gulls flying about. Another Osprey flying low, off to the right of the nest area, carrying a dark clump, then dropping it on the marsh. All is well here, this afternoon.
on foot, (the grass was mowed - thanks!) down on the marsh.
No Osprey flyers by Great Bank nest area.
2019-05-311:20 PM to 1:50 PMat: Essex
65 degrees, high tide, beautiful, sun & clouds
I'm sad to say that there was no Osprey incubating on the nest, for the first time this season. The good news is that both adults are accounted for and were perched side by side on the marsh perch. Osprey are resilient.
on foot, on the marsh, to the edge of Hardy Creek, the boat ramp is back in place and that is helpful
65 degrees, sun & clouds, high tide, beautiful
No Osprey seen around the nest area.
on foot, from the boat ramp, out on the marsh from Island Rd
IPS-02 - Green Point Road Platform 1
2019-05-3104:00 pm to 04:01 pmat: Ipswich
Nothing has changed since winter. There's a low layer of sticks on the platform but no sign that ospreys have visited this year.
IPS-03 - Green Point Road Platform 2
Nothing has changed since winter. No sign of osprey activity. BTW, I've stopped in a half-dozen times this spring, haven't seen anything new, so haven't filed reports until now.
2019-05-3103:45 pm to 03:36 pmat: Choose Town
No ospreys, no nest, as has been true since winter.
2019-05-315:05 pm to 5:13 pmat: Essex
Winds SW 2-4 mph
One osprey on perch, other osprey standing on side of nest. Both looking in same direction.
2019-05-3107:45 to 08:15at: Beverly
Clear skies.calm sea. Wind N/W 8-10 MPH 65°.F
One osprey sitting on nest.
2019-05-3108:35 to 08:50 amat: Salem
Clear skies...calm sea wind 8-10 MPH 65°F
No activity observed in nest
2019-05-3109:45 am to 10:00 amat: Manchester
partly cloudy, windy
2019-05-3111:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
partly cloudy, slight breeze, 62F
one osprey lying inside nest and other osprey not seen
2019-05-306:00am to 9:00amat: Essex
Nest building has ceased. The pair hang out on the platform. Right now, both are perched side by side on marsh perch looking at the platform.
2019-05-3011:58 AM to 12:45 PMat: Rowley
60 degrees, overcast, a little sun starting to poking thru, high tide, creeks full, nice day, breezy on the marsh
When I arrived, the male Osprey was delivering a stick to the nest, then perched on the marsh perch. Female incubating on the nest. 2 Turkey vultures soaring around the nest area, then across Sawyer's Creek to perch on the marsh w/2 other T. Vultures. More T. Vultures soaring to the far right of the nest area. At 12:15 the male O flies off the marsh perch, 2 other O's soaring with him and off. The female flies off the nest at 12:20, I'm tracking her with bins and am surprised to see her join 3 O's perched on a group of 6 snags in front of houses on Sawyers Island! They all fly off, the female flies back to the nest and resumes incubating. She was off the nest for 3 minutes. There were plenty of Osprey chirps during this visit, but no alert
or alarm calls.
on foot, down on the marsh
Back at the parking spaces, a nature photographer had arrived, and introduced himself. He is from New Hampshire.
2019-05-3002:00 pm to 02:10 pmat: Salisbury
59 F, overcast, breeze med tide
could see just head
59 F, overcast, breeze, med tide
2nd adult on perch eating
59 F, overcast, breeze, med tide.
2019-05-3011am to 12pmat: Saugus
warm / overcast
Nest appears to be empty, Osprey is out in the marsh but do not appear to be using this platform.
binos while working in marsh
From what I can tell this site is not being used.
2019-05-307:00 pm to 7:15 pmat: Beverly
55F, slight breeze, cloudy
one OSPR was perched and a 2nd OSPR flew in and landed on the nest; no evidence of incubating or mating
2019-05-305:30pm to 5:45pmat: Salem
60F, slight breeze, cloudy
Confirmed that 1 OSPR was incubating.
This year, the OSPR is usually hidden from view, but my nifty video zoom lens captured enough footage to see her lift her head into the frame momentarily.
2019-05-3011:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
60, cloudy and calm
osprey standing up in nest moving head up and down. Seems to be attending to cinck. Other osprey is on the nest platforms perch
2019-05-295:00am to 7:30amat: Essex
Windy, cold, damp
Nest building continues to be a challenge for this pair. They are using marsh grass and bits of trash but little use of sticks. The wind is blowing down some of their work.
2019-05-2911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
cloudy, raw 52F
osprey inside nest and other perched on stick in marsh
2019-05-285:15am to 6:30amat: Essex
One osprey sits on the platform perch while the other is continually bringing in marsh grass and arranging it. Last night and again this morning, the male was standing on the back of the female and flapping his wings.
2019-05-281100am to 1115amat: Gloucester
GLO-02 Wingaersheek Marsh platform
2019-05-283:20PM to 3:40PMat: Gloucester
48 degrees, wind E 14mph, rain
2019-05-283:50PM to 4:25at: Gloucester
48 degrees, Wind E 15mph, rain
2019-05-279:54 am to 10:10at: Salisbury
Sunny, low winds, 69
4 additional osprey flying high above nest
Female on nest, male on platform 2
2019-05-271:50pm to 5:13pmat: Essex
I did not see them bring in nest material but both birds were actively moving new material around. At one point, one one osprey flew off and returned with a fish and is eating it on the marsh perch.
2019-05-275:15pm to 7:05pmat: Essex
Cloud covered, no wind
One osprey is on the platform perch while the other continues to rearrange nest material, primarily marsh grass, in and among the starter sticks on the platform. The pair have been here for more than five hours
2019-05-277am to 8amat: Salisbury
2019-05-271100am to 1115amat: Newbury
no osprey visible on or near the nest
osprey on side perch
2019-05-271100am to 1115amat: Newburyport
2019-05-2610:30am to 10:45amat: Saugus
Still Low in the nest
I'll check again on Thursday
These are the only three active platforms
2019-05-2610:30am to 10:45amat: Revere
Still low in the nest
I'll check again Thursday
2019-05-2507:00 am to 07:15 amat: Newbury
52 degF, clear sky, moderate wind from NW
scanned the area, never saw an Osprey
2019-05-2507:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
55 degF, clear sky, no wind
on small structure across the water: one Osprey flew in to the nest, then flew away - I can't tell anything more about the nest, it is too far away
2019-05-2507:55 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
58 degF, clear sky, light wind from NW
one bird down in the nest, one perched on the perch post
one bird on the nest in incubating position, second bird in grasses under the platform edge
observed at the same time as the Graf Marsh platform
2019-05-2508:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
59 degF, clear sky, light swirly breeze
one bird down in nest, second bird perched on driftwood quite a bit east, feeding self
the square frame platform to the west and across the river has one bird perched (NOT incubating) at the nest, a second down in the grasses to the east
2019-05-2512:15 pm to 01:15 pmat: Salem
65F, SE at 14 mph, sunnyy piling
Male was incubating, female was perched on nearby piling. Soon after, she returned to the nest and resumed incubating. Male stayed perched at first. They both flew off, circled, then returned. Eventually the male seemed to be incubating along side the female.
2019-05-2502:45 pm to 03:20 pmat: Salem
65F, SE at 14 mph, sunny
Male perched on nearby Little Aquavitae daymarker. Female incubating. Male eventually flew over and perched on the nest, and started eating.
2019-05-252:35 to 2:50at: Choose Town
60º, moderate wind, clear skies
Nest empty; male perched on driftwood on salt march but scared off when a boat landed at the duck camp. Swung by Brophy (saw one bird perched) and Round (no osprey sighted) and then back past the Great Bank. The boat and people were still at the duck camp and the male was perched on the salt march closer to the far end of the marsh. Watched 3 osprey circle high above Choate Island on the end of the island with the structures. I am hoping that the Great Bank pair, both male and female are still around, it seems that at least one of the pair are staying close to the nest but I am unsure of the other bird. I have not seen a bird on the nest in the last three outings so I am sure that this nest will not produce fledgelings this year.
2019-05-252:30 pm to 2:40 pmat: Essex
partly sunny, 60 degrees, breezy
2019-05-253:30 pm to 3:45 pmat: Essex
60 degrees, slight wind, mostly sunny
One osprey incubating eggs. The 2nd osprey flew in carrying a fish while fighting off 2 gulls that were after the fish. Female left nest momentarily while male landed and placed fish in nest. Female returned to nest to feed while male flew off and landed in the marsh nearby.
2019-05-256:30am to 6:45amat: Essex
2019-05-253:35 pm to 5 pmat: Rowley
Winds SW 4-7 mph
20% cloud cover
Female in nest, male approaches with fish, but flies away with it. 3
other osprey appear, one approa
approaches nest, flies off. 5 osprey visible at once. 3 eggs in nest. None of the other 4 osprey join female in defending nest.
2019-05-253:35 pm to 5 pmat: Ipswich
1 in nest, other on perch
1 in nest, other on marsh close to blind
1 in nest, 2 others chasing off large gull, 3rd osprey appears. One of the flying osprey lands on marsh close to platform.
1 osprey standing on nest, other on marsh near blind. 3rd osprey flies overhead.
Osprey in nest flew & joined osprey defending nest
Winds SW 4-7 mph
20% cloud cover
Osprey in nest flies, joined by 2nd osprey above nest
2019-05-252:30 to 3:00at: Essex
60s, some wind
Male perched on driftwood until a boat landed at the duck camp.
Female not in sight.
Cruised up to Brophy (one bird perched) then on the way back past Choate, spotted 3 or 4 Osprey circling over Choate Island on the end with the buildings.
2019-05-2410:00 am to 10:10 amat: Salisbury
70 F, overcast, howling wind
Blowing so hard that I couldn't get a good look through 'scope. There might have been a bird on the nest but I could not tell.
70 F, overcast, howling wind, low tide
2019-05-243:00pm to 4:00pmat: Lynn
62° breezy overcast
2019-05-24616am to 5:00pmat: Essex
Very windy, 60 degrees
A pair have been here on and off all day. This morning one was on the platform flapping its wings while the other one was flying around the marsh. A solitary one has been sitting on the marsh perch for at least an hour.
2019-05-247:25 pm to 7:40 pmat: Beverly
57F, wind 17MPH, low tide, cloudy,
Two adult OSPRs on the nest, fooling around, perching, moving etc. After one left, the other seemed to settle down to incubate. Not sure if they have any eggs or if they're just house keeping. ??
2019-05-2411:10 am to 12:30 pmat: Boxford
68 degrees, cloudy, wind 24 mph
Observed bird 1 sitting on nest and I waited to see bird 2. After about 20 minutes, bird 1 stood up and bird 2 stood up from nest as well (presumably, having been there the entire time). One bird (unclear which) briefly flew to a nearby perch. Then both sat on nest again.
2019-05-247:25pm to 7:40pmat: Beverly
57F, 15mph, cloudy, low tide
2 birds were playing around on top of nest
2019-05-2411:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one Osprey inside nes and one perched on a stick in the marsh
2019-05-2310:15am to 10:30amat: Gloucester
Windy, 20% cloud cover
No nest built. No nest building activity. Both birds perched near platform.
2019-05-2308:04:00 to 08:20:00at: East Boston
Car. On commute on Rte 1A.
Two adults flying from East Boston. One headed toward international terminal. Other carrying nesting material, landed atop light tower at East Boston soccer field
2019-05-2305:02 pm to 05:97 pmat: Revere
66F, cloudy 10 mph sw
Single bird dropping nesting material
2019-05-239am to 9:15at: Beverly
Clear skies. 60°F. Winds sw15 mph.
One bird in the nest and the other nearby on a mast.
2019-05-239:40 to 9:55at: Choose Town
60°F.clear skies. Sw winds 10mph
Osprey sitting low in nest. Other bird bringing nesting material.
While observing the nest initially no birds were observed until the male flew down to the ground and picked up a large branch and when he arrived to the nest the female popped up.
2019-05-2311:31 AM to 12:29 PMat: Rowley
67 degrees, cloudy, very low tide, some breezes on the marsh, some sun breaking through clouds later
1 Osprey incubating on the nest, 2nd Osprey fishing the creek off to the right of the nest. 11:45 the fishing O brought a fish to the marsh perch - feeds self, then flies off with fish at 11:50 when a 3rd Osprey soars overhead. O with fish flies to the nest, the incubating O flew off and later brings something back to the nest, aerates & settles back on the eggs, while the fishing O does a fly about the nest and settles on the marsh perch drying out wings at 12:15.
2 other Ospreys were soaring in the distance over by Plum Island.
2019-05-2311:30 am to 11:35 amat: Essex
don't recall, but not bad
on foot outside vehicle from Crane Beach gate
same result the Pierces had 2 days later
Osprey incubating eggs or chicks
2019-05-2202:00 pm to 02:10 pm<