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BOX-01 Carter Fields-Pine Tree
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.
Ted & Joan McElligott
LYN-02 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker R16
Other (specify below)
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
LYN-01 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker G15
Couldn’t see any nestlings.
BEV-01 - Monument Bar Channel Marker G1
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.
SLM-02 - Danvers River Transmission Tower
2019-07-151:00 pm to 1:30 pmat: Salem
81f, 43%h, 10mph, sunny, partly cloudy
REV-02 - Wonderland Park Light Tower
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.
on foot by scope
MAR-02 - Great Aquivitae Daymarker
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.
LYN-03 Lower Saugus River Channel Marker-Walsh
2019-07-1410:30 AM to 10:40 AMat: Lynn
85 - sunny
Vehicle from Raddin St.
One adult was perched on the nest. We briefly saw a chick's head in the nest.
ESS-05 - Singleton Salt Marsh Platform
Choose Activity Observed
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
EAB-02 Belle Isle Salt Marsh Platform
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.
IPS-06 - Plum Island #1 - Bill Forward Pool Platform
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
ESS-06 - Soginese Creek Platform
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!
James C Roy
NEW-04 - Pine Island Platform
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.
MAN-01 - Misery Island Platform
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
No Osprey visible on Nest
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.
SAU-04A - General Electric Platform #1
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.
Osprey Feeding Chicks
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.
REV-01 - Pines River Salt Marsh Platform
2019-07-1011:30 to 11:45at: Saugus
Chick is much smaller than the GE platform chick.
SAU-03 - Route 107 Utility Pole
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.
SLM-01 - Salem Harbor Channel Marker G3
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
MAR-01 - Forest River Park Channel Marker R2
2019-07-091:30pm to 1:40pmat: Marblehead
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
IPS-07 - Plum Island #2 - Cross Farm Hill Platform
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
NEW-01 - Graf Salt Marsh Platform
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
NEW-03A Plum Island River Platform
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
Osprey Incubating Eggs or Chicks
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.
Mary Ann Leekley
SAL-04 - Salisbury Beach Reservation Platform
2019-07-0710:10 am to 10:20 amat: Salisbury
68 F, clear, breeze, low tide
from boat ramp
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
SAL-08 - Shad Creek Platform
The sole osprey was on a log on the ground in the vicinity of the platform
Osprey Feeding Self
2019-07-078:00am to 10:00amat: Essex
Sunny, low 70s
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.
GLO-03 - Farm Creek Platform
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.
GLO-02 - Wingarsheek 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.
Rick and Jan Pierce
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
80 degrees, slight breeze, sunny
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.
2019-07-039:18 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
SAU-01 Upper Saugus River Utility Pole-DCR
2019-07-024:45 pm to 5:00 pmat: Saugus
86 sunny breezy
From our house
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
NEW-05 - Chaces Island Platform
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
SAL-02 - Black Rock Creek Platform
2019-06-3010:55 am to 11:09 amat: Salisbury
75 F, breeze, overcast, high tide
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
SAL-01 - Rings Island Platforms
2019-06-289:15 am to 9:30 amat: Salisbury
75 degrees, cloudy light SW
from bedroom window
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
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
EAB-01 - MBTA Rail Yard
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
James C Roy Jr
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
ESS-02 - Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
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.
on foot, from the boat ramp
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
IPS-10 - Laws Creek Duck Blind
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
IPS-05 - Laws Creek Platform
One osprey on nest perch, other on marsh perch
IPS-04A - Six Goose Creek Platform
Osprey perched on nest
IPS-11A Paine Creek Platform
Winds E at 3-5 mph
Osprey flew from nest when I was pretty far away, but landed again when I left.
IPS-14 - Rogers Island Duck Blind #2
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.
On the deck
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.
From the deck
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.
GLO-01 - KEA Platform
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.
Osprey Actively Building Nest
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!"
NPT-03 - Woodbridge Island Duck Blind #1
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 pmat: Lynn
60F, East wind 15MPH, sunny
one osprey on nest, second perched nearby
2019-05-2202:20 pm to 02:30 pmat: Lynn
60F, wind east 12mph, sunny
1 osprey on nest, second osprey perched nearby
2019-05-2210am to 10:30 at: East Boston
beautiful day ! Clear skies, cool on the marsh.
Male returning to nest with fish. Female on eggs on nest.
pair tolerating new pair on the marsh but fighting alot with the Wonderland male that comes into the marsh daily.
2019-05-226am to 12pm at: East Boston
Cool and clear
Watched this pair off and on throughout the day. Since I returned from trip (Tuesday ) female has been on the nest. A friend reported female has been on the nest for a few days prior. Male is bringing food to female, then sitting near by.
Didn't think the pair was going to pull off nesting this year at the rate the built the nest, but looks like they pulled it together. Very exciting.
2019-05-2211:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one osprey in nest and other one perched on stick in marsh. osprey flew off its perch, grabbed a stick in its talons and brought it to the nest. soon after he flew back to his perch in the marsh
2019-05-227am to 8amat: Salisbury
2019-05-211:50 to 2:15pmat: Beverly
Wind 20 mph, hi tide, sunny 70f
Unbelievable - I thought I'd check this nest which has been inactive the past few years. BUT, it has been rebuilt and is being used. The OSPR was perched for awhile when I arrived, but soon settled down into an incubating position.
This nest is sitting near the top of the channel marker. Easy to see if a bird is either perching or incubating.
2019-05-212:30 pm to 3:00 pmat: Salem
70F, hi tide, wind 20MPH, sunny
one adult OSPR perched then disappeared when I was setting up optics. It seems that she returned to incubating.
2019-05-2111:30AM to 11:50AMat: Saugus
SUNNY BREEZY, 65F
OSPREY PERCHED ON STICK IN MARCH AND OTHER ONE IS INSIDE NEST
2019-05-211:50pm to 2:15pmat: Salem
70F, hi tide, sunny, 20mph wind
2019-05-207:15 AM to 7:30 AMat: Saugus
One osprey was down in the nest and another perched on a nearby tree. It looked like Olivia was perched in the tree so maybe Ollie was giving her a break from incubating.
2019-05-201:30 pm to 1:40 pmat: Salisbury
80 sunny 15 mph sw
female sitting on eggs, male perched on platform 3
2019-05-2012:40 pm to 2:22 pmat: Rowley
Winds S at 4-8 mph
20% cloud cover
One osprey on perch, other in nest
ROW-04 - Nelson Island Creek Platform
Winds S at 4-8 mph
Saw one osprey flying at some distance carrying nesting material
2019-05-2012:25 pm to 2:22 pmat: Ipswich
2019-05-2012:40 pm to 2:22 pmat: Ipswich
Winds 4-8 mph
Winds S 4-8 mph
One osprey was on nest, second flew in and landed on nest
Winds S 2-4 mph
Probably one osprey in nest, not 100% sure
One osprey in nest, other flew up from marsh neat platform
One on nest, second flew around low and landed on marsh near nest
2019-05-202:40PM to 3:00pmat: Salem
hi tide, mostly cloudy 85F, wind 13MPH
1 OSPR perched & flew; the 2nd OSPR got up, stretched, defecated toward the camera and settled back down in the nest.
2019-05-2011:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
osprey lying inside nest
2019-05-202:30pm to 2:55pmat: Salem
mostly cloudy, 85F, sw13 mph, hi tide
2nd OSPR arrived & perched
2019-05-1910:30am to 10:45amat: Saugus
Low in the nest
2019-05-1910:30am to 10:45amat: Revere
2019-05-1807:10 to 07:25at: Newbury
52 degF, 0% cloud cover, moderate wind from NNE
I scanned all up and down the area, never saw an Osprey
sure hope this nest isn't abandoned already...
2019-05-1807:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
52 degF, 0% cloud cover, light swirly breeze
one bird down in nest, other perched on driftwood, feeding self; across the river I can see two more pair: one on nest, on a structure south of the platform, mate down in grasses; north of that there are two birds perched on a structure
2019-05-1808:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
54 degF, 0% cloud cover, stiff blustery wind from North
one bird down in nest, other on post perch feeding self; a second-year Bald Eagle was down in the grasses north of that - when it took off, the bird on the perch did as well, then came back, I didn't see any interaction
54 degF, 0% cloud cover, stiff blustery wind from the North
one bird down in nest, one bird on post perch
2019-05-1808:40 am to 08:55 amat: Newbury
55 degF, 0% cloud cover, stiff wind now from NW
one bird in nest, other perched on some piling; west of that I can see another platform, with one bird just perched at nest (not incubating), and another bird down in grasses quite a ways to the east
2019-05-1811:30 am to 11:40 amat: Essex
2019-05-1811:50 am to 12:00 pmat: Essex
2nd osprey was on post 20 yards away.
2019-05-1812:10 pm to 12:20 pmat: Essex
60 degrees, slight breeze, sunshine
Both osprey took flight as I approached but circled overhead until I left.
2019-05-1812:40 pm to 12:55 pmat: Gloucester
2019-05-1812:40 pm to 01:15 pmat: Revere
65F, E wind at 15mph, sunny
Deep nest, bird likely there. Neighbor reported sighting earlier in the day.
2019-05-1801:25 pm to 01:46 pmat: East Boston
Osprey rose partly and shifted then resettled. No other activity, no visitor.
One perched on nest which has been built up since last visit. The other arrived later and perched on the perch.
2019-05-1803:00 pm to 03:20 pmat: Salem
Female incubating, male on distant piling feeding on large fish. Afterward, he flew to nest and gave fish to female who had already risen. She flew to near piling to eat and male took over incubating.
2019-05-1803:30 pm to 03:55 pmat: Salem
Stayed in position, no visitors.
2019-05-181130AM to 1140AMat: Beverly
Took photos will send
2019-05-182:00 PM to 2:10 PMat: Lynn
One osprey was flying around and landed on the nest & sat down in the nest.
Vehicle from Margin St.
2019-05-1811:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny, 65F calm
osprey got fish and was chased by gulls. It went to nest with other osprey in it. Then it flew over to the other inactive nest platform to finish eating the fish
2019-05-1706:45 am to 12:07 pmat: Newbury
2019-05-1712:34 PM to 1:06 PMat: Rowley
55 degrees, all cloud cover, in between rain showers, water water everywhere throughout the area, high tide, the creeks overflowing their banks
1 Osprey on the nest incubating, and 1 Osprey perched on the marsh perch. Each did a fly about, round the nest, and back to the nest and the perch. There were various flyers, including 2 other Ospreys way off to the right of the nest area. At 12:55 PM the Osprey flew from the marsh perch. So far, so good.
on foot, on the slope, then down on the edge of the marsh
2019-05-169:15 am to 9:30 amat: Essex
59 degrees, slight breeze, partly cloudy
2 osprey perched on side of nest
2019-05-169:35 am to 9:45 amat: Essex
2nd osprey was perched on post about 20 yards away.
2019-05-1610:20 am to 10:30 amat: Essex
55 degrees, slight breeze, mostly cloudy
one osprey down in nest and the 2nd one flew in and perched on side of nest as I approached.
2019-05-1611:30 am to 11:45 amat: Salisbury
60 degrees partly cloudy light SE
female is sitting deep in the nest and male is perched on platform 3
2019-05-1611:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
53F,cloudy, cool with slight breeze
osprey in nest got up and seemed to be attending to eggs. Other osprey was perched on stick in marsh
SAL-07 - Town Creek Platform
2019-05-1510:00 AM to 10:15 AMat: Salisbury
45 degrees cloudy, light NW
No sign of any nesting activity on the platform and no osprey in sight.
from rail trail
2019-05-156pm to 630pmat: Rowley
This nest was active. Pair seen nearby standing on marsh earlier.
ROW-09 Clubhead Creek Platform
One bird perched on nest, one perched on side perch. Clearly not incubating.
2019-05-1511:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
one osprey in nest , other one perched on log in the marsh . High tide
2019-05-1408:20 am to 08:40 amat: Salisbury
40 degrees, rain, 15 NE
female sitting deep on the nest, male is perched on the canoe rack below the nest, getting out of the NE wind
from bedroom windos
sending this through Firefox. The form looks different, but there was no dropdown date for the date so I entered it manually yyyy/mm/dd. Let me know if this works.
2019-05-143:30pm to 3:45pmat: Lynn
2nd Osprey showed up and perched on chair below the nest.
2019-05-144:15 pm to 4:30pmat: Lynn
44° breezy overcast
Ospreys switched places on the nest.
2019-05-1406:45am to 05:00 pmat: Newbury
2019-05-1306:45 am to 08:03 amat: Newbury
2019-05-1306:30 am to 06:45 amat: Newburyport
50 degrees, partly cloudy
Bird 1 sitting on nest. Bird 2 on ground nearby.
NPT-05 - Woodbridge Island Platform #3
2019-05-1306:30 to 06:45at: Newburyport
Bird 1 on "daddy perch."
2019-05-1312:30 pm to 12:47 pmat: Newbury
54 degrees, cloudy, wind 17 mph
2 adult osprey perched on ground in general area. There are several nearby nests, so it's difficult to determine pairs.
2019-05-133:05 pm to 3:30 pmat: Salem
46F, cloudy, 15mph wind,
2019-05-1306:17 pm to 07:10 pmat: Boxford
Mostly cloudy with occasional sun between clouds. Almost no wind. Temp. warm but didn't get real temp. Est. mid-50's.
One osprey, often looking down on nest, on snag branch above & to left of nest. Preening. Occasional white head, and once a black tail, popping up within nest, visible to observer. After about 20 minutes, osprey on snag flew down onto nest. Briefly both were in nest & then one flew away. Likely they were "spelling" each other but I could not tell for certain which one flew away. Could still see occasional white head above top of nest edge. No other activity. Then other osprey came back & perched on a different snag branch to the right of the nest. Stayed for about 5 minutes & flew off again. Only activity was brief popping up of white head. That's all, folks.
2019-05-139:00 am to 11:00 amat: Rowley
Egg shell fragments in nest
2019-05-139:00 am to 11:00 amat: Ipswich
No osprey visible on nest, then one flew in with fish and landed on nest, but then tookhis fish and left
No osprey visible on nest. One osprey flew in with fish and landed on nest, then left, still carrying fish
Just entered info from Clubhead Creek into previous Laws Creek Platform
2019-05-124:50 pm to 5:10 pmat: Salem
2 (I think)
46F, 15 MPH, lowish tide, cloudy, drizzly,
1 OSPR incubating on nest (seemingly), 1 OSPR perched on tower rung
This year, the position of the nesting pair prevents clear vision into the nest, esp. given the distance. A better view would be possible from Cliff St. in Beverly, but the best positions would be from the back yards of several private properties along the bluff. Those positions appear to be almost at eye level.
2019-05-1208:05 am to 08:20 amat: Newbury
50 degF, 100% cloud cover, light breeze from NE
did not see mate anywhere
LOTS of gorgeous Brant at edges of water
2019-05-1208:30 am to 08:45 amat: Newbury
50 degF, 100% cloud cover, light wind from NE
one bird on nest, second bird came in to post perch
one bird on nest, second bird flying back and forth between post perch and down in marsh grasses
observed at same time as Newbury 03-A
2019-05-1210:25 am to 10:45 amat: Newbury
49 degF, 100% cloud cover, light wind now out of NW
when I first arrived I thought the bird was down in the nest, incubating; then about 5 minutes later it stood up, was clearly perched at the edge of the nest, pooped over the nest, and flew off; I stayed an extra 5 minutes, but it didn't return - all of which concerns me
2019-05-1210:55 am to 11:10 amat: Newbury
49 degF, 100% cloud cover, no wind
one bird down in nest; second bird on the marsh, standing on top of a silvery fish that was as long and wide as the bird - it was quite flat and draped over a large dark rock or rotten log
2019-05-1206:45 am to 08:00 amat: Newbury
2019-05-1210:30am to 10:45amat: Saugus
2019-05-1210:30am to 10:45amat: Revere
2019-05-1107:45am to 08:40 amat: Newbury
2019-05-1101:05 pm to 01:30 pmat: Revere
66F, windy and sunny
No bird visible for about 20 minutes, then male arrived with something, female took it and flew off and on the rail a few times then settled down on a rail to eat. The male took over the incubating
2019-05-1102:05 pm to 02:25 pmat: Salem
Female incubated, male arrived some time later. We didn't see if he brought anything and he left soon after.
2019-05-1102:45 pm to 03:30 pmat: Salem
66F windy and sunny
Changed position a bit but nothing further.
2019-05-113:00 PM to 3:10 PMat: Essex
60 degrees, NW wind, sunny
One bird on perch and one bird incubating.
2019-05-114:25pm to 4:45pmat: Essex
Windy, 65º, sunny
2019-05-114:26 PM to 5:03 PMat: Rowley
66 degrees, sunny, blue skies, no clouds, high tide, creeks filled to the brim, some wind, beautiful!
1 Osprey stayed on the nest incubating the entire time. 2 Ospreys flying in the distance towards Plum Island, joined by a 3rd Osprey. Soaring, then perching Turkey vultures, observed as well. 1 more Osprey soaring over Rough Meadows, as I was leaving.
on foot - on slope, then on the edge of the marsh
2019-05-1010:30 am to 12:00 pmat: Essex
2019-05-104:30pm to 4:45pmat: Salem
56F, Wind 11 MPH, cloudy, high tide,
still extremely difficult to see anything. I can only presume she's incubating, and I can't see from my Salem vantage point if there are any eggs. Hopefully, I can get permission from the Beverly side of the river to get a closer look.
2019-05-1006:30 am to 05:00 pmat: Newbury
sunny at first, then rain, in the 50s
2019-05-091100am to 1115amat: Gloucester
Osprey perched on nest.....nesting materials visible but they could be from 2018.
2019-05-091:00 PM to 1:15 PMat: Saugus
sunny - 55
from our house
Ollie was perched on the nest eating and Olivia was incubating. He flew away after a few minutes.
2019-05-0912:45 pm to 1:00 pmat: Beverly
51 degrees, 15-20 winds out of the east, sunny
there was a third osprey on a log that was washed up on the marsh about 100 yards away!
2019-05-091:45 pm to 2:00 pmat: Beverly
51 degrees, wind 15-20 out of the east, mostly sunny
2019-05-0911:52 AM to 12:35 PMat: Essex
55 degrees, sunny w/clouds arriving, really low tide, windy
I could see this platform fairly clearly, and observed no Osprey activity on or around it. I was observing Brophy Salt Marsh Platform during this same time period.
on foot, far onto the marsh to the edge of the creek ( because of low tide) from Island Road
55 degrees, sunny with clouds coming in, windy, very low tide
Adult Osprey incubating on the nest, takes a very short fly about around the nest, lands on & aerates nest, then settles back on the eggs. At 12:15 PM, mate flies to nest, then down into a creek, then perches on the marsh, just to the right of the nest. There was one Osprey perched on the marsh, way off to the left of the nest, the entire visit. Another O soared above that perched O, at one point.
There were several small groups of soaring & perching Turkey Vultures, way off to the left and way off to the right of the nest area. I also observed ESS-07 during this same time period.
on foot, far onto the marsh to the edge of the creek (because of low tide) from Island Road.
2019-05-0910:40 AM to 11:10 AMat: Essex
52 degrees, sunny, gorgeous, windy & cool, low tide
Osprey incubating on the nest, then at 10:50 AM, the mate flies in to swap out incubating duties. The first Osprey leaves the nest for a fly about at 10:55, then perches on the platform nest perch. The second Osprey then aerates the nest and settles in to incubate. At 11:00 the Osprey on the nest perch soared off and out of sight. A nice visit.
on foot, on the marsh
2019-05-0907:00 am to 04:00 pmat: Newbury
sunny, strong wind
2019-05-0911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
sunny, cool, 55F, slight breeze
osprey took a fish up to osprey inside nest, then flew down to wooden stick in the march and perched on it and ate fish
2019-05-0909:05 am to 09:45 amat: Lynn
61F, low wind, partly cloudy
2019-05-0806:45 am to 04:00 pmat: Newbury
sunny, mid 50's
as yet, no nesting activity.
2019-05-0808:45 am to 09:30 amat: Boxford
55 degrees, mostly sunny, wind 8mph
Bird 1 perched on snag close-by nest, preening. Bird 2 sitting on nest. 09:12 Bird 1 flew of and returned shortly to land on nest. Bird 1 got up from nest and flew to nearby perch. Bird 2 sat on nest. Bird 1 preened, flew down by tree line and back to another perch near nest.
2019-05-085:30 PM to 5:30 PMat: Saugus
sunny around 45 degrees
driving past the nest on Rt. 107
As we drove past the nest we could see an osprey sitting down in the nest, maybe incubating?
2019-05-0811:30am to 11:50amat: Choose Town
55F,cool,sunny, slight breez
2019-05-0703:10 pm to 04:50at: Newbury
This pair stayed for an hour. Now off, fishing, hopefully to come back. we'll see tomorrow.
2019-05-061:10pm to 1:45pmat: Essex
50ª, sunny and breezy
One osprey perched on the nest, the other on the driftwood on the salt marsh. Osprey on nest left the nest and flew over to join the other one on the driftwood.
2019-05-0611:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
60F, clear, sunny and breezy
both osprey in nest together. One than flew off up the river
2019-05-052:30pm to 3:15pmat: Lynn
50° slight breeze overcast
2019-05-053:25pm to 3:30pmat: Lynn
2019-05-0507:15am to 07:30amat: Newbury
47 degF, 100% cloud cover, light breeze from ENE
did not locate mate
2019-05-0507:40 am to 07:55 amat: Newbury
47 degF, 100% cloud cover, no wind
again I could see the distant nest across the river, SW from the Pines Trail Platform, on a tumble-down structure; there was an Osprey on the nest and another one on the grasses nearby
2019-05-0508:30 am to 08:45 amat: Newbury
48 degF, 100% cloud cover, occasional breeze from NE
female *may* have been incubating - nest is too deep to tell for sure; male on perch by platform
male on perch post near platform
observed at the same time as the Graf Marsh nest
2019-05-0508:55 am to 09:05 amat: Newbury
47 degF, 100% cloud cover, moderate wind from ENE
2019-05-051:30pm to 1:40pmat: Essex
40's, cloud cover. light winds
This was a quick observation as I was out on a kayak tour with others so only could watch for a few minutes.
2019-05-0512:05 pm to 2:06 pmat: Rowley
Winds NE 2-4 mph
100% cloud cover
The 2eggs we saw 4/28/2019 are gone.
2019-05-0512:05 pm to 2:06 pmat: Ipswich
Winds NE 2-4 mph
100% cloud cover
3 eggs in nest.
Osprey was on nest perch; hopped into nest
One osprey in nest, other on platform perch.
2 adults in nest
Winds NE 2-4 mph
100% cloud cover
There are three eggs in the nest now.
2019-05-0512:15pm to 12:25pmat: Manchester
Low wind, cloudy
2019-05-0510:30am to 10:45amat: Saugus
SAU-04 - General Electric Platform #2
2019-05-0510:30am to 10:45amat: Revere
2019-05-048:00 am to 8:20 amat: Salisbury
50 degrees, light SE, cloudy
female is sitting deep in the nest on eggs. male is perched on Platform 3 after bringing a fish to the female.
2019-05-041:00 pm to 1:20 pmat: Salisbury
48 degrees, cloudy
no sign of any nesting activity on the platform. No ospreys in the vicinity.
2019-05-048:00am to 9:00amat: East Boston
Female has been on the nest since Tuesday maybe earlier , I was gone over the weekend. On eggs for sure
on foot by scope.
Female on nest, male pretty active, both birds are tolerating the new pair in the reservation really well.
2019-05-049:00am to 10:00amat: East Boston
cloudy / rain
The pair has officially claimed the new platform. Seems like a young pair, cant figure out really how to build the nest. Male is not very good at mating. But they are both trying at both activities. Adding mainly grass to the nest, today they added their first stick. I have been bringing sticks out into the marsh to try to help. Finally started grabbing sticks today.
New nest is great to view from the main belle isle boardwalk. Hopefully the pair will be successful, but might take a year. Fun to watch, very comical.
2019-05-0411:30 am to 11:30 amat: Ipswich
Cloudy , calm
no sign of activity this spring - thin layer of sticks on platform is evidently residue from past seasons.
2019-05-0412:00 pm to 12:00 pmat: Ipswich
Platform is still bare.
2019-05-0401:05 pm to 01:30 pmat: Revere
52F, calm, overcast
None visible from different sighting points. 20 minutes later, one arrived and the other emerged from incubating. That one took twig from the other, positioned it, then left. The other disappeared down into the nest.
Height of nest makes it hard to see osprey incubating.
2019-05-0401:35 pm to 01:45 pmat: East Boston
One incubating, the other perched on nearby post.
One perched on platform, other on the perch.
Platform has a thin layer of nesting material. some of it long straw hanging well below the edge and blowing in the breeze.
2019-05-0402:25 pm to 02:45 pmat: Salem
Ate while incubating then shifted position, also without rising.
2019-05-0403:00 pm to 03:15 pmat: Salem
Female was incubating. Sometime later the male arrived with soft nesting material then remained perched.
2019-05-045:30pm to 5:45pmat: Salem
52F, 7mp wind, low tide, cloudy,
one OSPR perched, one OSPR probably incubating but position and distance prevented confirmed 2nd OSPR. A CU of the nest seemed to show the 2nd OSPR's head mostly obscured.
2019-05-0406:35 pm to 07:39 pmat: Boxford
50 ℉, occasional gentle breeze, mostly calm, warm, cloudy40℉ by the time I left
One adult perched on branch of another tree near the nest tree. Flew away for a few minutes & not seen. Returned to tree branch. No activity in nest at all. About 30 minutes later, (when my back was turned, wouldn't you know) bird was gone from that tree and there was an osprey in the nest. Don't know for certain that this was the same bird, but this was the first time that I could see any activity near nest. Bird stood up once inside nest & settled down again.
Maddening! Birds aren't supposed to move when one's back is turned, caring for equipment.
2019-05-0311:56 AM to 12:25 PMat: Rowley
48 degrees, cloudy/overcast, really high tide - all waterways full, amazingly no wind, quiet
Female Osprey definitely incubating on the nest, male Osprey perched on a large piece of old wood to the right of the nest. The male flew onto the nest, then perched on the marsh perch to the left of the nest. The female aerated the nest and settled in to continue incubation. Plenty of ducks and gulls around.
on foot - at first on a small slope to gain some height perspective, and then on the marsh
2019-05-0311:50 am to 12:00 pmat: Salisbury
48 F, overcast, breeze
48 F, overcast, breeze, high tide
date of obs works very well now.
2019-05-0312:05 pm to 12:19 pmat: Essex
Winds NE 2-4 mph
100% cloud cover
2019-05-0312:40 pm to 12:52 pmat: Essex
Winds NE 3-5 mph
Both osprey were in nest. At 12:48, the male hopped up onto the perch on the nest.
2019-05-034:30 to 4:45at: Salem
46F, low tide, slight breeze, cloudy
2019-05-0311:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
48F, raw and calm.
osprey lying inside nest and other osprey perched on stick in marsh
ESS-01 - Greenbelt Cox Reservation Platform
2019-05-011100am to 1115amat: Essex
2019-05-0111:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
54F, raw, and damp,cloudy. very slight breeze
Osprey lying inside nest. Other osprey on platform perch stick at first, then moved to inside nest and both osprey move around slowly like they are tending to nest.
2019-04-299:30 am to 9:45 amat: Salisbury
47 degrees, cloudy, 15 mph NW
A single adult osprey was circling high over Town Creek, but showed no interest in the platform and gradually circled away to the east. No sign of any nest-building on the platform.
2019-04-291:00 pm to 1:30 pmat: Salisbury
53 degrees, partly sunny, 15 mph NW
The female is sitting deep in the nest and the male was perched on Platform 2. Another osprey flew over, triggering some alarm calls, but did not approach the nest.
from back yard
The recent concerted attacks on the nest have ceased. The male is feeding the female regularly with herring-size fish.
2019-04-2907:20 am to 07:35 amat: Newbury
43 degF, 0% cloud cover, light wind from NNE
could not locate the mate
2019-04-297:45 am to 8:00 amat: Newbury
44 degF, 0% cloud cover, light wind from NNE
lots of action: when I arrived one bird was perched at nest, two birds were flying and chasing each other right over the nest; then those two flew a short distance away and put down on the marsh grasses, not far from each other; finally one flew up to the nest, attempted to copulate, but the intruder returned as well and harassed the pair; it left, they copulated, the male flew away, and the female tended to something in the nest, then settled in - in incubating position? could she have an egg and still spend as much time off of it as she did?
there's another platform with nest across the river - Hog Island? a pair was there - one at the nest, one on the nest perch; is this platform being monitored?
2019-04-2908:20 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
45 degF, 0% cloud cover, strong wind from NNW
two perched at the nest
I got too cold and had to leave after five minutes
NEW-03A - Plum Island River - Nwebury
two birds both down in the marsh grasses near the platform
observed at the same time as the Graf Marsh nest - but I got too cold and had to leave after five minutes
2019-04-291100am to 1115amat: Essex
2019-04-2911:33 AM to 12:05 PMat: Rowley
54 degrees, sunny, some clouds, breezy on the marsh, high tide, beautiful, sun sheen over towards Plum Island
Heard Osprey chirps/calls, saw a messy nest, the female was perched on the marsh at the base of the nest. Male flew in & mated w/female on the marsh, then he flew a short ways & perched on the marsh. The male later flew up and perched on the marsh perch. At 11:50 AM, both Osprey flew - the female perched on the nest & the male circled, then mated with the female on the nest and flew to perch on the marsh a ways off to the right of the nest. The female stayed perched/standing on the edge of the nest. No incubating observed.
This is a new beginning this season, the female of the nest died last year. Either the male returned and has found a new mate or this may be a new Osprey couple. Hoping for a good outcome.
2019-04-296:30PM to 7:00PMat: Gloucester
53 degrees, wind s 6mph, partly sunny
2019-04-2910:00AM to 11AMat: East Boston
Bird sitting on nest, looks like on eggs due to behavior
Foot via scope
EAB-02 Belle Isle Marsh Platform
2019-04-2910AM to 11AMat: Choose Town
2 New Osprey sitting on the new platform installed end of summer 2018. Birds have been on platform for a few days now.
2019-04-2911:49 am to 12:09 pmat: Newbury
51 degrees, sunny, wind 13 mph
Bird 1 was standing on nest, bird 2 was perched on "daddy perch" nearby. Bird the appeared to be eating. A third osprey flew very close to the nest, but neither of the pair seems to react. A bit later, 2 other osprey flew near nest and bird 2 chased them off, returning to daddy perch and continuing to eat.
Lots of osprey activity in the area. There are also several nearby nests. It's difficult to determine which pair is which unless they are perched at nest site.
2019-04-2912:14 pm to 12:35 pmat: Newbury
52 degrees, sunny, wind 13 mph
Bird one standing on nest, bird 2 perched on "daddy perch" nearby. Bird 2 flew off. Several osprey flying in area. Two of them appeared to be flying together. One bird landed on nearby nest (NPT03).
Lots of osprey flying in area. There are several nearby nests, so it's often difficult to keep track of pairs unless they are perched at nest site. I guess lots of osprey activity is a good problem to have!
2019-04-2912:14 pm to 12:35 pmat: Newburyport
Several Osprey flying in area. Two birds appeared to be flying together. One of these several landed on nest. Visibility was poor from my vantage point, even with a scope. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to view nest from restaurant before business hours.
Lots of osprey activity in area with several nearby nests.
It's often difficult to determine which pair is which when in flight. Much easier, obviously, when perched at nest site.
2019-04-296:45pm to 7:00pmat: Salem
53F, high tide, mostly overcast, slight breeze
2019-04-2911:30am to 11:50amat: Saugus
55F, sunn and clear, slight breeze
osprey inside nest, another osprey came down towrds her and she chased it away by waving her wings
2019-04-288:30 am to 10:30 amat: Ipswich
50 degrees F
Winds W @ 3-5 mph
50 degrees F
Winds W @ 3-5 mph
IPS-15 - Rogers Island Camp, Ipswich
Female perched on new platform nest, male on piling at camp. Male flew to platform and mated with female.
Two adults on nest, mating/
Winds W 3-5 mph
THREE EGGS IN NEST
This is a revision to previous report made to include 3 eggs
2019-04-288:30 am to 10:30 amat: Rowley
NO EGGS IN NEST
50 degrees F
Winds W @ 3-5 mphMale
Female on nest. ONE EGG IN NEST. Male joined female on nest
2019-04-281:30 pm to 1:45 pmat: Salem
55F, slight breeze, low tide, cloudy, drizzly
2019-04-282:40 pm to 2:50 pmat: Salisbury
49 F, HOWLING wind, overcast
DATE IS WRONG. I observed 4/27/19. Am on Windows 10, Edge browser
2019-04-2802:40 pm to 02:50 pmat: Salisbury
49 F, overcast, HOWLING wind
2019-04-2802:40 PM to 02:50 pmat: Choose Town
49 F, overcast, howling wind
LYN-03 - Lower Saugus River - Saugus
2019-04-285:45pm to 6:00pmat: Choose Town
50° calm raining
One Osprey sitting in the nest.
2019-04-286:10pm to 6:30pmat: Lynn
49° breezy light rain
2019-04-285:40PM to 6:15PMat: Gloucester
55 degrees, wind s 6mph, mostly sunny
2019-04-2809 00 am to 09 01 amat: Essex
Sunny, not too much wind
on foot from beach gate with scope
NEW-02 - Upper Parker River Platform
2019-04-2710am to 1015amat: Newbury
2019-04-2712pm to 1pmat: Newbury
2019-04-2712pm to 1pmat: Newburyport
SAU-01 - Upper Saugus River
2019-04-269:45 AM to 10:45 AMat: Saugus
mid 40's - rain shower
Ollie was on the nest eating & Olivia was incubating. Then he changed places with her and she flew off. A short while later they were both back. She has been incubating since at least 4/18.
2019-04-262:55 pm to 3:10 pmat: Salisbury
42, rain, 15 mph SE
Female is sitting deep in the nest. Male was perched on the canoe rack below the nest and flew off, shortly bringing back a small fish to the female. A few minutes later the male brought a bunch of grass and reeds to help build the nest.
yesterday afternoon the contest for the nest continued as 4 intruding osprey were flying around the nest, the female stayed on the nest and the male chased and screamed at the intruders for about an hour before they left
2019-04-2612:30 pm to 1:00 pmat: Essex
Winds 5-10 mph
100% cloud cover, misting
Female incubating eggs. Male flies in as I approach. Both settle on nest after I leave.
THREE EGGS IN NEST!!
2019-04-261:27 pm to 1:38 pmat: Essex
47 ° F
Winds 5-10 mph
One adult on nest, other on marsh near platform; joins other on nest
The osprey on the marsh appeared to be harrassed by three turkey vultures. Vultures flew off osprey flew to nest and settled in.
2019-04-2611:20am to 11:50amat: Saugus
50F, cloudy and light rain
BOX-01 - Carter Fields Boxford
2019-04-2602:53 pm to 03:50 pmat: Boxford
46 degrees, cloudy, light rain, wind 10mph
Bird 1 was perched in snag near nest. Bird 2 (while not initially visible) stood up from nest and stretched after about 40 minutes. Bird 2 flew to nearby snag and almost immediately back to nest. Bird 1 flew to nest and pair copulated. Then Bird 2 settled back onto nest, this time being more visible.
2019-04-2611:30 AM to 11:50AMat: Saugus
CLOUDY AND DRIZZLY 50F
one osprey lying down inside nest
2019-04-257:15 am to 7:30 amat: Salisbury
55 degrees, clear, calm
Domestic tranquility restored. The female is sitting deep on the nest and may have eggs. The male was perched on the canoe rack beneath the nest, then moved to the perch on the nest and moved again to perch on platform 2.