Date: 6/11/20 4:16 pm From: Kevin Tolan <Kevin.Tolan...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey at Heron Rookery, Rte 7 N of Arlington
After looking into it, here's a rough timeline that seems reasonable for Osprey breeding:
Time to lay eggs: 1 egg/2-3 days; 3 eggs are most common = 6-9 days
Time of incubation: ~37 days
Time from hatching until first flight: 50-55 days (in southern New England)
Time reliant on parental feeding after first flight: at least 10-20 days
Assuming they began laying tomorrow that'd be late-September into October which I believe would be too late, although I'm by no means an expert. It'll be interesting to see if they attempt to nest or not.
All info from Birds of the World.
From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of R Stewart <2cnewbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey at Heron Rookery, Rte 7 N of Arlington
SO EXCITING!!! Thanks guys.
Probably not so good that eagle is around, however.
On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 7:25 PM Kevin Tolan <Kevin.Tolan...> wrote:
> Hi Ruth,
> One was on the nest, the second was in proximity to it. I'm afraid that I
> can't provide more details than that as it was a sighting from rt. 7.
> From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Gretchen Nareff <
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:02:29 PM
> To: <VTBIRD...>
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey at Heron Rookery, Rte 7 N of Arlington
> There is an adult Osprey sitting on the nest. Another adult chased away an
> immature eagle. I uploaded photos to iNaturalist and I will add them to
> ebird when I get home.
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 5:02 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote:
> > We have been suspecting that the northern most nest at the GT Bl heron,
> > 7 (Kesic Swamp WMA) rookery might have been enhanced by an Osprey. We
> > thought we saw a lone Osprey at the s end 2 wks ago but it flew without
> > confirming B Eagle or Osprey. I have since heard 1 other report of
> > as well as Eagles. Today, Kevin Tolan submitted an ebird report of 2
> > ospreys. Is the timing enough for nesting this year?
> > Travelers, please keep an eye out for more Osprey sightings. This would
> > a first nesting record for Bennington Co!!
> > Kevin, if you ply the VTBIRD pages, could you please provide more
> > information. Were birds on or just near the nest, etc.? Thanks.
> > --
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E. Dorset VT
> Gretchen E. Nareff
> Bennington, VT