Submitted by Ray Stainfield, Volunteer at Land Between The Lakes
In 2014, there were 14 active nests in Kentucky which produced 20 fledglings and 5 active nests in Tennessee which produced 6 fledglings. The total for Land Between the Lakes is 26 fledglings from 19 active nests. There were 8 nests in Kentucky and 4 in Tennessee that were inactive but in good condition.
In all, there was an increase of 12 new nests on the Land Between the Lakes, 7 in Kentucky and 5 in Tennessee. The fledgling season was 3 months long with the first fledgling leaving the nest April 7, 2014.
Summary of 2014 Results:
- Fledglings: 20
- Active Nests: 14
- Inactive Nests: 8
- Fledglings: 6
- Active nests: 5
- Inactive nests: 4
Total Fledged: 26
*Active nests were those that had adults sitting or chicks present during the helicopter flight of March 13, 2014 or during ground surveys.
*Inactive nests are those that are in good condition, but no birds were present during surveys.