Nest #1

Nickname: Duck blind - Colonial National Park
Nest substrate: Duck Blind
Nest Location Description: On duck blind near parking lot of Colonial Parkway
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.218297
Longitude: -76.696556
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/05/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/16/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/10/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Duck Blind structure destroyed during 2014-2015 winter
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 03/23/2013 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/14/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/19/2013 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/16/2015 by osprey007
The adults have not been observed on the posts since 3/12/2015. Hopefully they are building a new nest close by.

03/12/2015 by osprey007
A pair of osprey were observed perched on the remaining posts of the fallen duck blind. So sad.

03/11/2015 by osprey007
The duck blind where this nest was located in 2014 fell into the river the week of 3/9/2015.

07/19/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult nearby. Both chicks flew off nest. One practiced aerial maneuvers by chasing terns that were passing through their area. Seemed the same one was possible trying to fish, but failed. The second chick seemed to have a slight problem landing back at the nest as it seemed to misjudged the wind and got blown away from its initial landing point.

07/12/2014 by bruceg
By kayak -- two chicks observed with adult on nearby post -- photo posted. All flew off blind upon approach. All returned after I left. No feeding.

07/07/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult feeding to side. One adult on nest.

06/30/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks. One adult. on nest.

06/29/2014 by bruceg
Two large chicks. Breezy wind, one chick flapping wings and getting 8 inches off the nest. One adult brought in fish, but ate it on its own off the nest, but on the blind. Other adult was in nest or on nearby post.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Both adults at nest. Chicks are being fed. All is well at this nest.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Babies heads visible. Female standing in nest. Male sitting on nearby post.

05/08/2014 by osprey007
Female still incubating. Male sitting on duck blind next to nest.

04/05/2014 by osprey007
Female started incubation.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
One adult at nest eating fish

03/02/2014 by osprey007
One adult observed on nest site

06/30/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults at nest. Can see 1 chick laying flat in nest.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >= 1 chick.

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >=1 young. Saw one chick but probably more.

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults feeding young

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
2 adult feeding young.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults present at nest

11/01/2012 by LibbyM
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