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SLM-02 - Danvers River Transmission Tower
2023-09-2007:00AM to 7:15 AMat: Salem
tower is on the property that my house sits on. So, I view the action on a daily basis. this is the latest that we have seen an osprey on the towers.
I believe this osprey is a young one who stayed in the nest for a long time, often insisting that the adult feed it, this is from early September. The adult left about 9/11
This young one is fishing and feeding itself, finally.
NPT-03 - Woodbridge Island Duck Blind #1
No Osprey visible on Nest
2023-09-1408:05 am to 08:20 amat: Newburyport
65 degF, moderate wind from WNW, 15% cloud cover
no Osprey observed in area
NPT-05 - Woodbridge Island Platform #3
NEW-05 - Chaces Island Platform
2023-09-1408:05 am to 08:20 amat: Newbury
hatch year Bald Eagle perched on nest at NEW-06 Chace Island Platform #2
NEW-03A Plum Island River Platform
2023-09-1408:25 am to 08:40 amat: Newbury
67 degF, 10% cloud cover, moderate wind from NNW
one juv perched at the nest
migrating Osprey flew over, heading southwards
NEW-07 Graf Salt Marsh Platform #2, Newbury
Osprey Feeding Self
one juv at NEW-01 Graf Salt Marsh Platform #1, feeding itself; no birds at NEW-07 Platform #2
IPS-06 - Plum Island #1 - Bill Forward Pool Platform
2023-09-1409:00 am to 09:15 amat: Ipswich
66 degF, no wind, 10% cloud cover
one juv on the swallow nest box, feeding itself; later it flew back to the nest, and then down to the river
NEW-04 - Pine Island Platform
2023-09-0808:00 am to 09:15amat: Newbury
This is the 3rd straight day no fledgling around, so I'm assuming he's heading south. This will be my last report unless I see him back.
IPS-07 - Plum Island #2 - Cross Farm Hill Platform
2023-09-0606:30 am to 06:40 amat: Ipswich
71 degF, light wind from NNE, clear sky
no sign of Osprey in the area, nest looks abandoned
this will be my last visit to this site for this season
2023-09-0606:50 am to 07:05 amat: Ipswich
70 degF, no wind, clear sky
one big juv at the nest, preening; no sign of any adults in the area
2023-09-0607:15 am to 07:30 amat: Newbury
72 degF, light wind from NNE, clear sky
one juv perched at nest - no other activity
one juv at nest, wing-stretching, then feeding itself; no other activity
2023-09-0607:40 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
72 degF, no wind, clear sky
no Osprey in area, platform looks abandoned
2023-09-0607:40 am to 07:50 amat: Newburyport
74 degF, no wind, clear sky
no Osprey seen in area, platform looks abandoned
2023-09-0511:30am to 3:40pmat: Newbury
I think the other fledgling has departed
LYN-01 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker G15
2023-09-059:50 am to 9: 55 amat: Lynn
LYN-04 Lynn Harbor Channel Marker #9, Lynn
Choose Activity Observed
2023-09-059:18 am to 9:25 amat: Lynn
LYN-02 - Lynn Harbor Channel Marker R16
2023-09-0510: 00 am to 10:20 amat: Lynn
adult male brought fish to nest and ate it. fledgling tried flying with legs in water.
HAV-01 - Trinity Stadium Light Tower, Haverhill
Other (specify below)
2023-09-024pm to 5pmat: Haverhill
Saw one of the fledglings on the nest around noon. Went back at 4 and saw it fly in from the river area. I wish I could say whether it had a fish. Did go to nest and may have been eating.. No sign of the other three for well over a week. Have been a little concerned about this one. Obviously flies fine after a later start. I’m assuming nature will kick in and he’ll be on his way soon. Not crying or showing any signs of distress.
IPS-04A - Six Goose Creek Platform
2023-09-022 to 3:00 PMat: Ipswich
IPS-05 - Laws Creek Platform
IPS-09A - Broad Creek Platform
2023-09-022:00 PM to 3:00 PMat: Ipswich
IPS-10 Laws Creek Duck Blind #1
IPS-14 - Rogers Island Duck Blind #2
IPS-17 Third Creek Platform, Ipswich
1 on nest perch
75, 75%, light
IPS-19 - Holy Island Platform
IPS-15 Rogers Island Platform
IPS-11A Paine Creek Platform
2023-09-022:00 PM to 3:00 PMat: Choose Town
osprey flying from NE over PC plat #3 past PC#! and circled over marsh east of #1
IPS-22A Paine Creek Platform #3
IPS-16A Paine Creek Platform #2
2023-08-3108:35 am to 08:50 amat: Ipswich
62 degF, strong gusty wind from NNE, 10% cloud cover
no Osprey seen in area
2023-08-3109:05 am to 09:20 amat: Ipswich
62 degF, light swirly breeze from NNE, 5% cloud cover
one immature juv on platform, calling and calling; adult delivered a fish, which it began feeding on; adult (same one, or different?) delivered a second fish; adult (same one, or different?) arrived with a third fish, which it took to the post perch and began feeding on; juv took one of its fish, flew down to a nearby swallow box, perched there and continued to feed
2023-08-2911:00am to 02:00pmat: Newbury
2023-08-2907:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newburyport
64 degF, no wind, 25% cloud cover
no birds observed in area
2023-08-2907:35 am to 07:50 amat: Newbury
one large juv perched at nest
2023-08-2908:00 am to 08:15 amat: Newbury
66 degF, light breeze, 40% cloud cover
large juv perched at nest, flew down into grass, and back again
two juvs at nest - one on perch, other one at nest feeding self; two adults - one on the post perch for NEW-07 Graf Platform #2 feeding itself, the other one perched at the nest for NEW-01 Graf Platform #1, also feeding itself; I assume these adults were the parents for the juvs at the Platform #2 nest
GLO-05 - Lobsta Land Platform
2023-08-28925am to 935amat: Gloucester
I have checked the nest multiple times since yesterday (Sunday) morning, some from the recording. It looks as though Atty left the nest around 830am yesterday and maybe hasn't returned (?). At least I haven't seen him back on it with multiple check-ins over that timeframe. Hope someone else had/has a sighting.
Wählen Sie „Beobachtete Aktivität“.
2023-08-2807:00 am to 06:00 p.m.at: Gloucester
Atty is on 27.8.2023 at 8:19 a.m. departed. He hasn't returned since then.
What is unusual is that, unlike usual, he flew off in the other direction, namely in the direction of the camera.
I really hope he's fine. :-(
SLM-04 National Grid Transmission Tower
2023-08-283:30 pm to 4:30 pmat: Salem
sorry didn't notice
We watched a young (we assume) osprey practicing hunting. It dived straight down and came up with a large fish. It got a few feet out of the water and couldn't keep rising and sank back down into the water, flapping and holding its head above the surface. It tried a couple more times to get out of the water with the fish, but in the end it splashed its way to shore with no fish. We heard it plaintively peeping while it shook itself off. Then it took off.
GLO-08 - Magnolia Woods Tree Nest
2023-08-273:09pm to 3:32pmat: Gloucester
2023-08-275:00pm to 5:30pmat: Haverhill
The comments posted on 8/22 should have been for 8/27. Entered wrong date.
2023-08-2611:00 am to 12:00 pmat: Newbury
BEV-01 - Monument Bar Channel Marker G1
2023-08-2612:00pm to 12:30pmat: Beverly
Warm (~80), calm, sunny
At first, I looked at the nest and saw no osprey, but a seagull sitting there. I thought they might have all gone already (but is it early?). Then I saw one bird circling nearby. As he/she got higher in the air, I noticed a 2nd, then a 3rd, soaring really high up. I watched them for a while, just riding the thermals. I suspect one is the juvenile, but I couldn't tell which one. This made me really happy to see!
On foot, using binoculars, from Independence park.
2023-08-2601:02 p.m. to 01:44 p.m.at: Gloucester
Squam feeds Atty
Osprey Feeding Chicks
2023-08-251:30pm to 1:45pmat: Gloucester
Squam brings fish (or part of) to Atty at 1:44pm.
2023-08-2409:55am to 10:00amat: Gloucester
cam via computer
Squam brought fish to Atty approx 9:55am
2023-08-2411:30am to 12:12 amat: Newbury
MAR-01 - Forest River Park Channel Marker R2
2023-08-241:15 to 1:30at: Marblehead
On foot. Binoculars
2023-08-2406:45 am to 07:00 amat: Ipswich
52 degF, no wind, clear sky
juv at nest preened the entire time
2023-08-2407:15 am to 07:30 amat: Ipswich
one juv perched on a nearby swallow nesting box
2023-08-2407:50 am to 08:05 amat: Newbury
60 degF, light breeze, clear sky
two juvs perched at nest
one juv perched at nest
2023-08-2408:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newbury
61 degF, moderate wind from WSW, clear sky
one big juv perched at nest; second bird which I watched carefully and decided it was an adult, on the post perch, feeding itself on a big fish
2023-08-2408:10 am to 08:25 amat: Newburyport
2023-08-23745am to 930amat: Beverly
Sunny, no wind
Osprey were circling and flying around the harbor from the area of the nest to lighthouse point/Brackenberry Beach. I did not observe any of the birds catch a fish but they appeared to be searching for food.
On paddleboard in the harbor.
SAU-01 Upper Saugus River Utility Pole-DCR
2023-08-2210:00 to 10:15at: Saugus
Both fledglings were perched on different trees near the nest. I am only seeing the 2 fledglings at a time for the last week or so. Maybe both Ollie & Olivia have left the area or maybe I'm just not catching sight of them.
From our house.
2023-08-222:20PM to 2:30PMat: Newbury
Warm and sunny
GLO-01 - KEA Platform
2023-08-2210:00A to 10:20Aat: Gloucester
Clear, 80’s, gentle breeze
Based on feather color I am assuming it was the fledgling sitting in nest. . No other Osprey observed
2023-08-225:00pm to 5:30pmat: Choose Town
One of the two juvenile osprey was on the nest. Just looking around. This is the second time (also 8/23) I've only seen one. Wondering if the others have left. Maybe the others are fishing but usually make an appearance if I wait long enough. Curious this one wouldn't be with them. On 8/23 he was on the other light stand nest that they abandoned after rebuilding. Quiet not making any vocalizations.
2023-08-210700 pm to 0720 pmat: Salem
76 degrees, partly cloudy, light breeze out of the south
What a grand sho the family gave this evening, as they settled onto the tower next to the next. I have a view out my window. what a majestic sight, four all on the same tower.
this sighting confirms that there are 2 adults and 2 juveniles.
2023-08-2102:30 p.m. to 02:40 p.m.at: Newbury
77D; winds ESE 8; sunny
one Osprey perched on nest. Could not tell if adult or juvenile. Did not see others in area.
2023-08-2006:45 am to 08:15amat: Newbury
NEW-11 Plum Bush Downs Platform #1
2023-08-2007:30 a.m. to 07:40 a.m.at: Newbury
63D; winds 8 SSW; sunny
One osprey on stand on nest, perched.
SLM-05 Salem Harbor Channel Marker G23
2023-08-20715a to 725aat: Salem
Sunny, 70's light wind
On foot at Salem Ferry dock with binoculars.
No osprey were visible on the nest and I did not observe any flying in the area.
2023-08-200728am to 742amat: Salem
Sunny, some clouds 70's light winds
large adult oprey perched on nest. He did not move and did not appear to be doing much except observing his / her surroundings.
On foot with binoculars at the end of March Street
2023-08-20747am to 805amat: Salem
Sunny, light wind, some clouds, 70's
Two osprey were visible in nest. One appeared to be eating but could not confirm. Neither flew from nest and I really could not tell if they were adults or young osprey.
On foot at Osgood Street with binoculars.
2023-08-20810am to 820amat: Beverly
Sunny, light winds, some clouds 70 degrees
No Osprey were observed on the nest or in the area.
On foot at Independence Park with binoculars.
2023-08-20245pm to 310pmat: Salem
Sunny light wind 80's
One osprey flew off nest and circled the nest dipping close to the water but did not seem to catch a fish
On foot from park in Salem where there are pickle ball courts
2023-08-1907:15am to 07:18amat: Gloucester
This is the first time in a while that I've noticed the fledgling eating a fish while in the nest. I didn't see if he/she was brought the fish by an adult or whether he/she was able to catch it him/herself.
2023-08-1907:30 am to 10:15amat: Newbury
Mary Ann Leekley
SAL-04 - Salisbury Beach Reservation Platform
2023-08-1910:30 to 10:40at: Salisbury
72F, cloudy, windy
bird flew in and landed on nest.
from boat ramp
SAL-10 Lunt Rock Platform, Salisbury
2023-08-1911:20 to 11:40at: Newbury
1 on nest, flew off.
from PI Bridge
2023-08-1911:20 to 11:40at: Newburyport
72F, cloudy, windy2
2 birds on nest
SAU-07 - Stanton Street Platform
2023-08-192:45 to 2:50at: Saugus
I took yet one more look to see if there was any sign of practice nest building on the platform and there was not. Hopefully it will be occupied next year.
On foot from the rail trail
2023-08-1808:05 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.at: Wählen Sie Stadt
boater nearby -> atty leaves nest momentarily
squam brings atty fish
2023-08-18332pm to 344pmat: Salem
Cloudy, drizzling light wind ~ 75 degrees
Adult Osprey perched on transmission tower near nest. He did not move back to nest and there was no activity visible in nest.
2023-08-18347pm to 416pmat: Salem
cloudy, drizzling, thunder, light wind approx 75 degrees
Both appeared to be adults and one was actively preening, cleaning his / her feathers. They were both perched on nest. I thought I may have observed another smaller osprey flying in the area but I couldn't really confirm and it did not fly back to the nest.
On foot at the end of Osgood Street with binoculars
2023-08-18420pm to 430pmat: Beverly
Cloudy, raining thunder light wind 75 degrees
On foot at Independence park with binoculars
2023-08-182:00 PM to 4PMat: Ipswich
1 on nest perch, 1 perched on nest, one on piling of old camp. As usual at this time of year I report all as fledglings, but of course there could be an adult male.
2023-08-182 to 4PMat: Ipswich
74, 90%, calm
1 on nest
74, calm, 90%
2023-08-182 to 4at: Ipswich
2 perched un nest
IPS-21 Laws Creek Platform #2, Ipswich
2023-08-182 to 4PMat: Choose Town
1 perched on nest
ROW-09 - ClubHead Creek Platform
2023-08-182 to 4PMat: Rowley
1 on camp piling
ROW-13 Clubhead Creek Platform #2, Rowley
2023-08-1707:01 to 07:05at: Gloucester
At 7:01:20secs Squam brought fish to nest for Atty.
ESS-08 Greenbelt Cox Reservation Platform #2
2023-08-1711:15 AM to 11:20 AMat: Essex
73 degrees, drizzle, slight breeze
One adult osprey on marsh perch.
ESS-10 Lufkin Creek Platform, Essex
2023-08-1711:30 AM to 11:40 AMat: Essex
73 degrees, slight breeze, drizzle
The fledgling was standing on the nest but he flapped his wings and lifted off but landed back on the nest very quickly. I played an osprey sound from my cellphone and it got very interested and again lifted off but did not fly away.
ESS-02 - Brophy Salt Marsh Platform
2023-08-1712:10 PM to 12:15 PMat: Essex
73 degrees, slight breeze, showers
Fledgling standing in nest flapping his wings.
ESS-03 - Great Bank Platform
2023-08-1712:30 PM to 12:35 PMat: Essex
73 degrees, slight breeze, cloudy
I checked this again about an hour later and the nest was still vacant.
ESS-12 Dilly Island Platform
2023-08-1712:45 PM to 12:50 PMat: Essex
ESS-11 Dean Island Platform
2023-08-1711:50 AM to 11:55 AMat: Essex
Two osprey on nest flew off when I approached but both returned as I departed the area.
2023-08-1703:47 p.m. to 04:15 p.m.at: Haverhill
Sunny & calm
Observed 2 fledglings on nest, occasionally flapping their wings; no other activity
So sorry this report is late!
2023-08-1606:40 am to 06:55 amat: Newburyport
65 degF, no wind, 99% cloud cover
no birds could be discerned at or around the nest
2023-08-1606:40 am to 06:55 amat: Newbury
bird at nest appears to be an adult: wings solid dark brown, prominent belly band, nape not golden
2023-08-1607:00 am to 07:15 amat: Newbury
two birds perched at nest: one doing wing flapping left then returned, both appeared to be juvs so counted as fledged; two more adults perched at old blind frame, one of them feeding itself
one adult on post perch for old Graf #1, one juv on post perch for new Graf #2, one juv up on nest perch of new Graf #2 platform
2023-08-1607:30 am to 07:45 amat: Ipswich
66 degF, no wind, 100% cloud cover
one adult with one relatively immature juv at nest; second adult flew in and delivered food, adult at nest began feeding juv
2023-08-1607:55 am to 08:10 amat: Ipswich
66 degF, no wind, 99% cloud cover
one adult on nest perch, one juv perched at nest - I'm report it as fledged; lots of preening, no other activity
2023-08-1610:55AM to 11:00AMat: Beverly
Wind ESE @ 4mph
Fledgling visible on nest
SLM-03 Little Haste Daymarker Salem
2023-08-1611:10AM to 11:15AMat: Salem
ESE @ 4mph
One adult and one fledgling on nest.
MAN-01 Sauli Rock Daymarker G1
2023-08-1611:30AM to 11:55amat: Beverly
Wind E 2 mph
Same as last visit , one fledgling only on nest.
2023-08-1610:00 to 10:15at: Gloucester
Overcast, 77 degrees, gentle breeze
One perched on nest the other in nearby tree. After 10 minutes they traded places. A third osprey was not observed
2023-08-1508:30am to 9:00amat: Newburyport
I will be gone the next 4 days
2023-08-1407:15am to 07:50amat: Newbury
2023-08-149:15A to 9:40Aat: Gloucester
Clear, 70’s, slight wind
Note: Not sure if it was 2 adults or 1 adult 1 fledgling.
Nest was empty. 2 Osprey perched in adjacent tree. One soared out after abut 15 minutes. The second flew about 10 minutes after that and appeared to be doing some mock diving over the water before heading out in the same direction as Osprey 1. I waited to see if any returned to the nest. They did not.
Like yesterday I Was hoping to see three osprey to confirm the fledgling had successfully fledged. Fingers crossed.
2023-08-144:55pm to 5:30pmat: Manchester
Very hot and very still (unusual)
One large osprey flew into the area of the nest and perched on a nearby tree. Immediately following this, a smaller osprey flew in and entered the nest. The size difference was significant enough ton assume the smaller one was a fledgling. I was please to see that he was flying as a couple of weeks ago he was hesitant to leap off of the nest. There was no interaction between the 2 osprey. The adult flew off at some point but I didn’t notice the time. The fledgling remained sitting in the nest.
ESS-04 - Round Island Platform
2023-08-1410:15 AM to 10:25 AMat: Essex
partly cloudy, about 80
No osprey observed in the area. No osprey at the nest when rechecked after the loop at around 11:45 AM
2023-08-1411:00 AM to 11:10 AMat: Essex
No osprey observed at the nest or around
2023-08-1411:15 AM to 11:20 AMat: Essex
partly cloudy about 80
No osprey observed at the nest or in the area
2023-08-141:00pm to 2:30pmat: Marblehead
Sunny and windy
Fledglings trying to fish.
Looks like the female is gone. The male remained perch. The young are trying to fish
BOX-01 Carter Fields-Pine Tree
2023-08-134:00 PM to 4:30 PMat: Boxford
2023-08-1307:00 am to Pmat: Gloucester
the fledging has not been fed by anyone for days
SAU-08 - DCR Rumney Marsh Platform #2
2023-08-133:00 PM to 3:15at: Saugus
85 partly cloudy
One fledgling was on the nest eating
Vehicle from Belair St.
2023-08-134pm to 5pmat: Haverhill
Checked in twice this weekend. Friday both juveniles were alone in the nest. Saw one parent fishing in the river. On Sunday, both juveniles were on nest. One took a shaky flight to another light stand. One flew off toward river. (I think it was the second juvenile but can’t swear by it). Three cans back from river one with a fish and juvenile from light stabs flew back to nest. So I think they are both fledged!
2023-08-1310 to 12at: Ipswich
75, SE9, 15%
1 on marsh perch
75, se9, 15%
perched on camp piling
1 on nest, 1 on marsh perch
2023-08-1310 to 12at: Rowley
ROW-04 - Nelson Island Creek Platform
2023-08-1303:48 p.m. to 04: 48p.m.at: Boxford
2 (possibly 3, but not sure)
80 ℉ Mostly sunny with some clouds; light breeze
One adult was perched on the nest and at least two youngsters were in the nest. Their heads popped up very occasionally.
Note: John and I were at Carter Fields at the same time. John thought that he saw three youngster heads, but I was only sure of two. (However, I did not see any # in John's report.)
Sorry for the delay of this report.
2023-08-128:30 am to 8:40 amat: Lynn
77F, sunny, windy
nest distant from land . assuming 2 adults and 1 fledgling.
2023-08-129:05 am to 9:20 amat: Lynn
77F, windy, sunny
assuming fledglings left the nest.
assume other 2 fledglings have left nest
2023-08-1211:15A to 12:00Pat: Gloucester
Clear, 80’s, no wind
Only Osprey 1 was perched in nest upon initial observation. The coloring makes me think it was an adult but it did look a little on the small size. However I saw no modeling on back features.
Adult Osprey 2 arrived within about 10 minutes. I did not observe a third osprey.
GLO-03 - Farm Creek Platform
2023-08-1212:09P to 12:20Pat: Gloucester
Clear, 80’s, no wind
No activity observed.
2023-08-1206:40 a.m. to 06:50 a.m.at: Newbury
65D; winds 3 W; sunny
One osprey on perch on nest. No sign of second osprey.
2023-08-1207:55 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.at: Newbury
65D; winds 2W; sunny
initially one osprey on nest; one on old duck blind. Eventually osprey on duck blind flew to nest.
2023-08-1211:30 to 1at: Boxford
2023-08-1211:15am to 11:45pmat: Choose Town
One adult perched on a distant tree (flew in during obs)
Pretty sure one nestling on the nest; the color seemed lighter than the adult however this nest is quite far away and I only have binoculars.
Had to walk on closed road; this road has been closed since at lease 8/7
2023-08-1206:30 PM to 07:00PMat: Beverly
72F PARTLY CLOUDY LBREEZY
Observed 4 Ospreys total. One adult was perched on tower about 15 feet below nest; one adult on nest; two apparent fledglings were flying around in area and coming back to nest. The adult perched on tower never moved during my observation. The adult on the nest flew off twice but came back quickly.
there could have been another fledgling in nest but was not sure
2023-08-1107:15pm to 07:45pmat: Salem
calm, warm (~80)
Observed 2 adults perched on the tower, one below the nest and one right next to the nest. One bird (probably the fledgling) was in the nest, looking out but no flapping. I did not see the other nestling (I'm not 100% certain there was a 2nd little one, but I thought I saw one a couple of times), so wondering if it did not make it. The fledgling seemed to be nearly as big as the adults, so hopefully it has already flown.
2023-08-1107:45am to 07:45amat: Newbury
I'm thinking the adults may be gone; i think the two birds I'm seeing are fledglings, and sometimes the nest is empty, which means they're flying.
2023-08-1008:30 to 08:35at: Beverly
Wind WSW @5mph
Visibility 14 miles
Herring gull perched on nest.
2023-08-1008:50AM to 09:00AMat: Salem
Wind WSW @ 3mph
Visibility 10+ miles
2023-08-1009:10AM to 09:45AMat: Beverly
Wind WSW @ 5mph
Visibility 13 miles
One fledgling visible on nest. No adults observed during our visit.
2023-08-0910:40am to 11:20pmat: Essex
I saw an osprey flying low around the Great Bank for a few moments around 11:00am. I could not tell if it was an adult or a fledgling.
2023-08-099:50am to 10:15amat: Essex
I am certain that the osprey on the nest was an adult due to the ‘necklace’ on the white breast. I did see an osprey flying low away from the nest and then watched it in the air above me as I approached. I think that it came from the nest but did not see it actually leave the nest. I couldn’t tell if it was an adult or a fledgling.
2023-08-097:00am to 6:00pmat: Gloucester
I've been checking in from time to time all day and each time I've noted the one lone chick (youngest?) in the nest but I've never seen him/her with any fish. Has anyone else seen the chick with a fish -- either dropped by a remaining adult, or perhaps caught by the fledgling?
2023-08-0910:00 to 10:10at: Salisbury
75 F, partly cloudy, windy. Poured rain yesterday
1 on perch. 2 on nest
1 bird down in nest
SAL-09 Blackwater Creek Platform, Salisbury
2023-08-0910:30 to 10:40at: Salisbury
1 bird on perch. Couldn't see anybody in nest which is deep.
Markey's parking lot
2023-08-0911:00 to 11:10at: Newbury
1 bird on perch. Couldn't see anything in nest
3 kiteboarders nearby
from Plum Island Bridge
2023-08-0911:00 to 11:10at: Newburyport
Sitting on top.
3 kiteboarders nearby
1 bird on nest on blind
2 more ospreys (adults? fledglings?) on dock. 1 on snag much closer to highway.
No idea which nest they belong to.
from Plum Is Bridge
2023-08-096:45pm to 7:15pmat: Beverly
Observed one bird (probably the fledgling) sitting on a boat near the nest. No birds on the nest, so I'd say we have a successful fledge :)
2023-08-092:45 pm to 4:00 pmat: Salem
stiff breeze, overcast, 84. Low tide was at 12:11 pm
First-- one up, two down, the latter appear to be eating
About 3:15 2 in nest one up on pylon one in a tree nearby. I can't tell who's who. A fish is delivered to the nest twice
3:25 two on nest eating apparently on their own. One on top of pylon and one mid pylon. Are the young self feeding?
3:42 all four still there but it appears that one has moved from nest to upper pylon. Now there's one standing (kind of horizontal ) on nest edge, one on upper left pylon looking outward to water, one on upper right pylon, and one mid pylon. Cute. While I was writing the mid pylon one left. Returned to deliver a fish at 3:51 then flew to the same tree as before. The one that moved to pylon doesn't go to nest
I left with them in these spots ,4:00 pm
2023-08-0802:30 PM to 02:35 PMat: Newbury
Warm and clear
This observation is consistent with all previous observations.
2023-08-086:50PM to 07:30PMat: Beverly
Wind S@ 4G9mph
One fledgling observed on nest
Scope from West Beach
After watching empty nest for approximately 30 min a
Fledgling popped up to stretch wings, then perched.
2023-08-0802:15 pm to 02:33 pmat: Salem
72F, sunny and breezy
One fledgling alone on the nest and left soon after. Adult male came to the nest and perched atop the light.
on foot by scope
MAR-02 - Great Aquivitae Daymarker
2023-08-0802:38 pm to 02:52 pmat: Salem
One adult male perched on the nest. Their long string of success seems to have broken.
2023-08-0803:00 pm to 03:14 pmat: Salem
The adult male was visible perched on the top of a dayboard.
Our viewing from shore doesn't see well enough even at 60X on a calm day.
ESS-05 - Singleton Salt Marsh Platform
2023-08-076:00am to 6:15amat: Essex
The second born has not only fledged, but also has had a full weekend of flying lessons with his dad. I watched in awe as the new flyer started practicing swooping into a salt panne. After 7 crash landings in the water, the young bird finally started to lightly touch his talons in water before climbing up toward the sky. Bob, the dad, patiently would show how it is done.
No birds are on the nest now. They seem to congregate at the site around 7:00 in the morning and 4:30pm to enjoy a meal as a family.
2023-08-0710:15 AM to 10:25 AMat: Essex
71 F, cloudy, very little wind
An osprey was on the nest perch. When perched, it looked like an adult. After a few minutes it started calling, and flew down into the nest, continuing to call. An adult flew in, dropped off a fish, and flew away. The osprey in the nest, was then turned sideways and white tips at the end of the feathers were just visible. The young osprey began feeding itself.
through scope from land
71 F, cloudy, very little wind
There were 2 osprey perched together at the Brophy nest. I assume it continues to be one of the adults with the fledgling.
through the scope from land
2023-08-076:00 am to 11:47 amat: Newbury
I believe both fledgings are flying. Yesterday, there were 3 birds on the nest; today just 1, and I think it's a fledging.
LYN-03 Lower Saugus River Channel Marker-Walsh
2023-08-0712:15 to 12:30at: Lynn
Vehicle from Margin St.
Two fledglings were on the nest & the third was on a rock on the edge of the river. Then that one joined the others on the nest. One was flapping really hard & getting air under its feet.
2023-08-0712:35 to 12:45at: Saugus
There was one fledgling on the nest.
2023-08-0714:45 to 14:30at: Gloucester
100% cloud cover
Observed bird appears to be a juvenile
GLO-09 - Ten Pound Island Daymarker R2, Gloucester
2023-08-0714:00 to 14:15at: Gloucester
100 % cloud cover
2birds on nest, not sure if they are both nestlings or an adult and a nestling
2023-08-072:35 PM to 2:45 PMat: Essex
65 degrees, cloudy, breezy
Adult male osprey was on the nearby marsh perch and one large nestling was on the edge of the nest. It did flap it's wings but did not lift off.
2023-08-072:50 PM to 3:00 PMat: Essex
65 degrees, breezy, cloudy
Adult male osprey on nearby perch. The female came back as I approached by boat. One large nestling standing in nest but it wouldn't take off no matter how much noise I made. I did not see a 2nd nestling this time.
ESS-06 - Soginese Creek Platform
2023-08-073:05 PM to 3:10 PMat: Essex
One lone adult osprey on nest perch. It was empty when I came back an hour or so later.
2023-08-073:20 PM to 3:25 PMat: Essex
Lone adult osprey on nest perch flew away when I approached.
2023-08-073:30 PM to 3:35 PMat: Essex
One nestling/fledgling perched on side of nest. I did not see it fly.
2023-08-073:45 PM to 3:55 PMat: Essex
No birds around while I fished in that area.
SAL-01 - Rings Island Platforms
2023-08-0611:15 am to 11:30 amat: Salisbury
78 degrees, clear light NW
The young osprey on Ring's Island fledged today. The resident female and the fledgling have been perched together on platform 3 and the male has been perched on platform 4. Then the female flew to the nest on platform 2 and was shortly followed by the fledgling who perched on the perching post. Then the fledgling took a shaky flight back to platform 3. Definitely testing its wings under the supervision of its mother. You can add 1 more fledgling to your total.
from back yard and bedroom window
2023-08-064:30 pm to 5:30 pmat: Haverhill
One of the young osprey has fledged! The other seems reluctant. When we arrived one was alone on the nest. Eventually the parents and fledgling arrived and out on a show. Flying in soaring circles all around the ballfield.
2023-08-064:00 to 4:15at: Saugus
From our house
Olivia was feeding one of the fledglings on the nest. We are seeing the 2 surviving fledglings frequently.
2023-08-065pm to 5:15pmat: Gloucester
Thebosprey in the nest appear small-shoulder barely cresting the edge of the nest. So I made the assumption that it was the fledgling. S/he did not ove during the time I was there and there was no other osprey activity.
2023-08-0507:00 am to 07:15 amat: Ipswich
62 degF, no wind, clear sky
one adult perched at the nest, one juv flew in to the pole perch
2023-08-0507:25 am to 07:40 amat: Ipswich
female at the nest, calling; one juv down in the nest; male flew and delivered a fish, then went to the post perch; female began feeding herself but never offered bites to the juv
2023-08-0507:55 am to 08:10 amat: Newbury
66 degF, light breeze from WNW, clear sky
two juvs at nest feeding themselves; one adult perched on the old blind frame
2023-08-0508:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newbury
66 degF, light wind from WNW, clear sky
two big juvs at the nest, then they left, and one returned
2023-08-0508:15 am to 08:30 amat: Newburyport
two birds at the nest, I believe they were juvs - heat shimmer getting so bad I can't tell for sure; one adult on post perch to the east of the platform
one big juv at the nest
2023-08-0510:55AM to 11:05AMat: Salem
Wind N@2 mph
2023-08-0511:20AM to 11:35AMat: Beverly
Wind N@ 2mph
Cloud cover 30%
Again only see one adult with fledgling,
2023-08-054:00 PM to 6 PMat: Ipswich
75, 5S, 25%
all three on nest, flew simultaneously
2 could have been fledglings
2023-08-054 PM to 6 PMat: Ipswich
75, 5 S, 25%
1 on nest, 1 on marsh perch; one or both could have been adult
1 on marsh perch, could be fledgling
75, % s, 25%
one on nest perch, one on nest
1 on nest perch, could be adult
1 on nest, could be adult
1 or fledging
osprey flying east halfway between plat #1 and plat #3
2023-08-054 to 6 PMat: Rowley
2 or adult
one on nest, one on marsh perch flew around and eventually landed on nest
1 or adult
2023-08-038:15am to 8:30amat: Choose Town
Sunny, 67 degrees
The first born is doing very well flying and starting to accompany Bob on fishing trips. However, the second born refuses to take the “last step” and fly. Both parents and older sibling have tried everything to motivate him. Pauline flies circles around the nest and then lands on the marsh perch with her back to the nestling. They have occasionally blocked him from eating on the nest with the family.
2023-08-037:20 am to 9:40amat: Gloucester
70’s with med. wind conditions, clear blue ski
Deck looking at ten pound
Happy to report a large look at only chick with Osprey along ibeside it.
2023-08-037:30am to 8:00 amat: Essex
sunny, 64F blue skies
The nestling has fledged. She is flying close by the nest with both parents watching. Male on perch and female on the nest. She made a few attempts to land on the dad who was on the perch but that did not work well. Eventually flew up to the nest with mom. When I returned from the loop I saw mom eating and the fledgling laying in the nest...Growing strong is tiring!
So happy this fledgling made it! Lots of obstacles this year!
GLO-04A - Annisquam River Platform #2
2023-08-0310:00am to 10:25 amat: Gloucester
67 F Sunny and blue skies
So the people at the house mentioned yesterday about the nestling being harassed by crows and it had not been seen in a few days. Today I went down there and the female was on the #1 marsh perch and the dad was on the #1 platform. No baby in sight. I have been hearing a Red tailed hawk close by and thinking there is a nest nearby....could that be the culprit. Unfortunately this nest has failed...but not without giving it its all.
2023-08-037:40 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.at: Newbury
62D; winds SW5mph; sunny
one feeding in nest; one perched on nest.
appear to be 2 young adults; last time visited no sign of them so good to see them back.
2023-08-037:55 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.at: Newbury
62D; winds 5SW; sunny
One adult on perch in tall grass near nest feeding. One adult in nest with 2 juveniles. Adult in nest flew out but returned moments later.
2023-08-036:30 pm to 7:30 pmat: Haverhill
Ball games, walkers
Both young osprey are jumping up in the air now and flapping wings. Parents off the nest and on nearby light stands to give them room. One adult off fishing too.
2023-08-03all day to 08/17/23at: Salem
fledglings learning to fly on August 3
watched them all month
we are still seeing 1 fledgling and 1 adult.
When i call out "Buddy" one will often come down and circle around me.
Having the nest in my backyard makes it easy to watch the progress but I don't report it very often.
2023-08-027:00 am to 7:30 amat: Essex
67F sunny and light wind
Female feeding the female nestling...male is sitting on the marsh perch. Getting bigger and stronger!
ESS-01 - Greenbelt Cox Reservation Platform #1
2023-08-027:00 am to 7:30at: Essex
67F sunny and light breeze
GLO-04 - Annisquam River Platform #1
2023-08-0210:17 am to 10:43 amat: Gloucester
68F sunny, light breeze
68F sunny and light breeze
There are no Osprey around, none on the nest, no fledgling. Was talking th the land owners and they said the crows were relentlessly harassing the Osprey and have not seen it in about 4 days or so. I fear that something got it or it fell out of the nest. So sad, another failed nest.
ESS-13 Blue Sky Farm Platform
67 F Sunny and light wind.
2023-08-0210:00 to 10:20at: Salisbury
70 F clear breeze
1 fledgling visible on nest. Adult flying
fledgling in nest eating
2023-08-0210;20 to 10:40at: Salisbury
from Markey's parking lot
SAL-12 Dead Creek Platform #1
from Liberty St.
SAL-13 Dead Creek Platform #2
2023-08-0210:20 to 10:40at: Salisbury
2023-08-0211:00 to 11:20at: Newbury
2023-08-0211:00 to 11:20at: Newburyport
osprey shaped lump in nest--a long ways away
1 on perch, 1 in nest. tail visible.
2023-08-0211:00 am to 11:15pmat: Marblehead
2023-08-024:50PM to 5:20PMat: Gloucester
Clear, warm, windy with some gusts
This little fledgling was just sitting for about 10 mins. Then suddenly got up on the edge o the nest and was testing his(her) wings and trying to fly. He made several attempts. His wings appeared wide and strong, but he just couldn’t launch. I had hoped he would take advantage of a wind gust. I found myself cheering him on. It was sad that he had no siblings to work with. After about 10 mins. He brought his wigs back down and just sat on the edge of the nest.
This was the best day of observation that I have had over the past 2 summers. Because of the limited visibility of the nest, I can’t see eggs, nestlings, or feeding. Watching this little guy trying to take off was a real treat although frustrating and sad. I didn’t even feel my aching arms from holding up my binoculars for 20 mins. (HAH!)
2023-08-0210:50A to 11:10Aat: Gloucester
Clear, calm, 80
Both adult Osprey and fledgling at rest in nest for duration of observation
2023-08-028:00 am to 8:15 amat: Lynn
70F, light wind, sunny
2023-08-028:19 am to 8:35 amat: Lynn
NEW-02 - Upper Parker River Platform
2023-08-0212:00 to 12:15at: Newbury
2 adult Osprey were perched on the nest!. I could not see chicks but was happy to see both Millie & Parker! We were concerned after only one bird was seen the last few times we have come by the next. We thought they might have abandoned it.
2023-08-0208:40 am to 8:45 amat: Lynn
2023-08-0107:00 am to 10:45amat: Newbury
Rick & Jan Pierce
2023-08-0110:30 AM to 10:35 AMat: Essex
72 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
Adult on side of nest. Nestling/fledgling standing nearby. Just prior to observing this nest there was an adult osprey and a fledgling getting fishing lessons in the river next to Blue Sky Farm.
2023-08-0110:45 AM to 10:55 AMat: Essex
2 nestlings/fledglings were on the nest with no adult birds around. They got very vocal as we approached the nest but did not fly away.
2023-08-0111:00 AM to 11:05 AMat: Essex
72 degrees, sunny, NW breeze
One adult osprey on nest perch. Lifted off when we approached and got very vocal and returned to nest when we left.
2023-08-0111:10 AM to 11:15 AMat: Essex
No birds visible in the area.
2023-08-0111:25 AM to 11:30 AMat: Essex
74 degrees, sunny, NW breeze
No birds visible on the nest.
2023-08-0112:00 PM to 12:05 PMat: Essex
2023-08-0111 AM to 1PMat: Ipswich
72, NW6, 15%
flying over nest
2023-08-0111 to 1PMat: Ipswich
2 osprey flying overhead with one apparent adult at Broad Creek platform and one apparent adult on marsh perch at Laws platform #1
2023-08-0111 AM to 1PMat: Rowley
72, NW 6, 15%
1 on marsh perch, 2 perched on nest. 1 fledgling flew from nest not very skillfully, other on nest remained: probably a fledgling but prolonged observation wasn't conclusive.
1 nestling was perched quietly, one stretched it's wings a couple of times; presumed adult was on marsh perch.
1 on marsh perch flew early on approach, 3 on nest flew as boat got closer.
2023-08-01 05:10 PM to 05:30 PMat: Boxford
Sunny, ~70 degrees with a slight breeze
We saw two adult perched. One was on the nest and another on a nearby tree. We did not see any nestlings, but the nest appears to be deep.
On from the viewing platform
We also ran into fellow monitor Nancy and talked about birding!
3 perched on nest flew simultaneously as boat was entering creek, too distant to be sure of ages
1 large standing up
72, nw6, 15%
adult on marsh perch, 1 fledgling on nest flew, other stayed
72, nw 6 15%
2023-07-318:10 AM to 8:20 AMat: Essex
68 F, Sunny, calm
The fledgling was not at the nest, or in any of the nearby trees I could see through the scope. An adult osprey was on the perch, and looking in every direction during the 10 minutes I watched the nest.
through scope from Trustees property
2023-07-318:10 AM to 8:15 AMat: Essex
68 F, sunny, calm
I was able to see 2 osprey at the Brophy nest through the scope from the Trustees' property at Crane Beach. I assume it is the adult and fledgling, but it is possible it is 2 adults.
2023-07-317:15pm to 7:45pmat: Choose Town
Calm, warm (75-ish)
Observed what I thought was an empty nest at first, and 1 adult perched on a boat nearby. However, the adult started calling and then flew low and deliberately as if to call the young one out of the nest. He poked his head up and at first just looked around. After some time, the adult flew higher and away. The fledgling did some hop-flaps and then launched off the nest, doing a small loop before going back to the nest. I don't know if this was its first flight, but certainly just getting the hang of the flying thing...
On foot from Independence Park
2023-07-3008:00 am to 08:37amat: Newbury
07/26, 2 fledglings were banded. the 3rd fledgling, we suppose, has learned to fly and is gone. After 4 days of looking, i have seen no sign of #3
2023-07-3006:45am to 10:50amat: Choose Town
I've checked in a few times during the last 3-4 hours and have only noticed one fledgling in the nest (the youngest?). I hope the other two were mature enough to start fishing on their own and that the youngest will still be getting some fish from at least one adult/parent.
2023-07-30845am to 1015amat: Beverly
Sunny, light wind, cooler temperatures after very severe thunderstorms last night
One small osprey perched on nest. He/she flew off as I approached on paddle board. Flew over to channel marker 3 and joined another small osprey. Paddled around in harbor and watched 4 osprey - 2 larger and 2 smaller flying overhead in circular pattern.
Paddleboarding in harbor - paddled down to national grid tower nest too.
When the 4 osprey were circling overhead the underside of their wings were beautiful. I could not tell if it was a lesson for the family to learn to hunt/fish.
2023-07-30915am to 930amat: Beverly
Sunny, cool temps after severe thunderstorms the night before. Times are approximate as I was out paddle boarding in the harbor
One young osprey perched on edge of nest continuously flapping wings. He/she did not fly. Birds were squeaking as we approached base of tower on paddle boards.
On paddle board from harbor
2023-07-301:00pm to 1:20pmat: Beverly
Warm, breezy, ~80F
Observed two adults flying and calling near the nest - I think this was more flight demonstrations for the little one... I suspect it has fledged but I have not yet seen an empty nest. The adults were flying circles near the nest, over land, so obviously not fishing. At one point the two adults flew off and the fledgling climbed back into the nest and was resting.
2023-07-303:24pm to 3:30pmat: Saugus
77, sunny, NW at 9mph
1 fledgling, unless it was a nestling that is alsmot ready to leave the nest on nest. Seemed to be feeding, possibly pecking at remains of previous fish? Had borrowed scope!!
There were 3 nestlings so I think the other two have already fledged. Maybe this one has fledged and came back to nest. Saw no adults.
SAU-06 - DCR Rumney Marsh Platform #1
2023-07-303:54pm to 4:03pmat: Saugus
77, sunny, NW 9mph
adult osprey on low nearby stump. 2 nestlings/fledglings on nest. 1 wing-flapping, other bent into nest pecking at something. Had borrowed scope!!
Had only seen one nestling befor, suspect that other one was not visible until now, this pair builds BIG nests that I can't see much even with a scope!
SAU-03 - Route 107 Utility Pole
2023-07-304:10pm to 4:15pmat: Saugus
nest empty then a fledgling landed. Had borrowed scope so could tell difference between adults and fleglings!!
There were two chicks seen a few times, and it seems that both fledged.
2023-07-307:30pm to 7:32pmat: Salem
Mid 70's, Winds NW at 8mph, clear skies
defensive wing spreading and calling as our boat circled
We only saw the head of the fledgling but it was almost definitely a youth as it was browner and mottled.
2023-07-30006:40 am to 07:00 amat: Newburyport
59 degF, gusty moderate wind from N, 5% cloud cover
one adult at the nest
one adult and one juv at the nest, another adult on a post east of the platform; there *may* have been a second juv at the nest - distance and heat shimmer and wind made it difficult to tell for sure
2023-07-30006:40 am to 07:00 amat: Newbury
one adult on nest perch (later took off), one on a nearby snag, one on a post in the creek east of platform; juv down in the nest
2023-07-3007:10 am to 07:25 amat: Newbury
61 degF, light swirly wind from NNW, 10% cloud cover
one large juv perched at the nest - flew away and then returned; a second juv flew in; one adult perched at the nest, then flew to the old frame east of the platform; a second adult flew in with a huge fish and took it down into the grass to feed itself
one adult perched at old Graf platform (NEW-01), one adult and two juvs perched at new Graf platform
2023-07-3007:45 am to 08:00 amat: Ipswich
61 degF, no wind, 15% cloud cover
one adult at nest, just poking around; one juv at nest - it looks smaller and younger than I'd expect
2023-07-3008:10 am to 08:25 amat: Ipswich
64 degF, swirly moderate wind from NNW, 15% cloud cover
one adult on nest perch, one big juv at nest
2023-07-301:00pm to 2:00pmat: Salem
Beautiful sunny day
2023-07-302:30 pm to 3:30 pmat: Salem
breezy, sunny, 78, low tide at 3:30
binoculars from across collins cove
2023-07-297:50 AM to 8:30 AMat: Salem
cloudy, calm, 75, high tide at 8:45 am
3 osprey, 2 on nest 1 on lower strut. I can't tell which is the juvenile
8:03 two young clearly visible with adult on nest, fourth still hanging on strut. The ones on nest are flapping in place
8:25 three in nest. Fourth gone.
8:30 I left. Still 3 on nest anda fourth flying nearby
2023-07-296:45am to 10:45at: Gloucester
No wind. Partly cloudy
Osprey spending alot of time on the nest
Deck on my house
Chick looks really small from my observation point
2023-07-298:30 to 8:50at: Lynn
80 - cloudy
Vehicle from Raddin St. & then from Margin St. to get another angle
Mom & 2 chicks were on the nest. I couldn't see the 3rd but it might have been hiding.
2023-07-2907:30AM to 07:35:AMat: Beverly
Cloud cover 76%
2023-07-2907:45AM to 07:55AMat: Salem
Cloud cover 75%
One adult and one fledgling observed in nest.
2023-07-2908:05AM to 08:30AMat: Beverly
Wind SW @ 2mph
Cloud cover 76%
Visibility 8 miles
Unlike the other nests I have observed recently, this nest appears to have only one adult with the fledgling.
2023-07-29145p to 205pat: Beverly
Humid, Sunny 92 degrees light winds
Larger Osprey flew off nest. Younger one flapped wings but did not move from nest.
On foot. Observation cameras at Independence Park
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