Nest #1115

Nickname: Dr Johnnys
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest built about two years ago according to neighbors.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.772504
Longitude: -76.011544
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by stevej
Adult arrival 04/13/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/08/2012
Egg laying 05/10/2012 Chicks last observed 09/14/2012
Incubation initiation 05/12/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/20/2012 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by stevej
Adult arrival 03/05/2014 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/01/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure believe female crushed eggs during altercation with a third Osprey
2015 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/19/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by stevej
Adult arrival 03/07/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/03/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/12/2015
Incubation initiation 04/09/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/12/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by stevej
Adult arrival 03/11/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by stevej
Adult arrival 03/07/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/29/2016 by stevej
Male arrived March 5th and Female arrived March 11th. The nest was in good condition and has been refurbished. The pair are active around the nest everyday but no sign of egg laying or incubation yet

07/23/2014 by stevej
These eggs never hatched! Both Male and Female stay close by and on nest rim but there has be no nestling activity this year?

04/01/2014 by stevej
Female appears to be sitting on eggs. She remains on the nest for long periods of time and the male brought a fish to the nest this morning about 11:45am. The sky are clear today temps at 62 degrees.

03/23/2014 by stevej
The female arrived March 5th. They are both repairing the nest that they used last year. It was in pretty good condition when the male arrived. He has been re-aranging twigs ang bringing marsh grass to the nest this past week.

03/02/2014 by stevej
Mr Osprey arrived yesterday, March 1st. Today it was 71 degrees and sunny, Tomorrow we are expecting 3-4 inches of snow after about three hours of freezing rain and sleet. Welcome back to Va.Beach Mr Osprey!

04/10/2013 by stevej

08/01/2012 by stevej
The first info was totally wrong. The There were two (2) eggs layed, first one May 10th and second one on May 12th. Hatching occurred June 20th and June 21st respectfully.This pair have been extremely attentive to the nest and chicks.I first observed the Male arrive to the nest first (April 13th) and begin working on it by bringing sticks and grasses about three days before the Female arrived (April 16th).She was easily identifiable, much bigger and displayed the chest neckless prominently.The chicke look as if they will be fledgling in another week or two.

04/30/2012 by stevej
Have just started watching this nest. The female is setting and can't determine any chicks yet. The male hasn't started to bring lots of food to nest yet. I have seen male and female switch off and on sitting in the nest. once hatching is noticed will fill in other info.