Ann's Osprey Record

Owner Ann Bumgarner, who has been avidly watching the first pair of Ospreys at Ocean’s Reach, has also been keeping a record of what is happening on the nest. Ann started her observations and records on the 12th of January, 2009 and is going to share with us. Part of her daily log follows. As you will read, the residents of the nest are very busy and attentive.

Osprey Nest Observations


9:15 am Nest empty

9:45 One perched outside nest

11:20 Nest empty


7:30 am One in nest

8:00 Two in nest, one flying around

9:06 Two in nest

11:00 One in nest, one flying toward gulf

12:10 One perched outside nest

1:24pm Nest empty, one in tree


7:30 am Two in nest


8:56 am One in nest


9:00 am Two flying around


7:30 am One on top of the other – mating??

9:45 One on top of the other

11:30 Female on nest

12:00 Nest empty


7:15 am One perched outside nest

8:00 am Nest empty

3:00 pm Two perched outside nest

5:30 One perched outside nest


7:00 am Both on nest

7:30 Nest empty

9:00 One on nest

3:50 pm One on nest


8:00 am Nest empty

9:30 One on nest


7:40 am One on nest

11:00 Nest empty

2:30 pm One on nest

4:15 One on nest


8:45 am One on nest

9:40 Two on nest


7:30 am Nest empty

12:00 One on nest


7:00 am One on nest

8:30 Two on nest

3:30 pm One on nest


6:45 am Both flew off nest

From Drop Box

Another Cool fact:

“The Osprey readily builds its nest on manmade
structures, such as telephone poles, channel markers, duck blinds, and nest platforms designed especially for it. Such platforms have become an important tool in reestablishing Ospreys in areas where they had disappeared. In some areas nests are placed almost exclusively on artificial structures. Ospreys usually mate for life and can reach the age of as much as 25 years.”