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2023 Nest Events

March 17th – The Male Osprey arrived at the Marsh Meadows nest site.

March 21st – Two osprey observed on the nest. Mating also observed.

April 17th – First egg observed.

April 20th – Second egg observed.

April 24th – Third egg was observed!

May 29th – Two of the three eggs hatched this morning!

June 1st – We have three healthy chicks!

June 7th – It appears that our three osprey chicks have died. In talking with Dr. Rob Bierregaard, our osprey expert, the most likely cause is starvation if the male is gone or disabled or avian influenza which can be especially hard on raptors.

A second osprey did show up on the nest, or the original male returned….no way of telling.

Both osprey did head south in the fall and should return to the nest in March 2024.

Let’s hope for a better 2024!!

Stay tuned…we will be there!

This is a wild osprey nest and anything can happen. While we hope that healthy osprey chicks will end up fledging from the nest each season, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disaster can affect this osprey family and may be difficult to watch. As hard as it may be to see anything happen to our osprey, we will let nature take its course and not intervene.

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