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Nest #1452

Nickname: Baker Cell Tower Nest
Nest substrate: cell tower
Nest Location Description: A nest with young on the cell tower behind CBB
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.2472072156477
Longitude: -76.7698669052124
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current20132012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by whidbey
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First check fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2012 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First check fledging 07/14/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/26/2012
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/14/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First check fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 06/10/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/01/2013 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 04/02/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First check fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/18/2014 by jude
Lately there has been no sign of either osprey. As far as I can tell from this distance, there is no beginnings of a nest on any level. However, last year they were late in building and successfully fledged two so I still have hopes they'll nest soon.

04/07/2014 by jude
The pair have finally returned. They are working hard to rebuild the nest that was removed by workers. They are actively bringing in branches and sticks.

03/23/2014 by jude
Still nothing visible on the cell tower. There do not appear to be any osprey flying nearby or sitting in trees. Hopefully, they're just late arriving.

03/14/2014 by jude
Nothing yet, not even any osprey in the area. Last year they seemed to be late in building a nest so I'll watch closely and see if they can be earlier birds this year.

07/18/2013 by jude
Not fledged yet but lots of helicoptering and teetering on the edge of the nest. Very active babies.

06/21/2013 by jude
The adults continue to protect the nest and bring fish to it. However, it is still not possible to see the chicks.

05/24/2013 by jude
Still no adults visible despite frequent observations of the nest. It seems shallow and in disarray. They may be still around but it seems ulikely. This nesting site may have been abandoned.

03/15/2013 by jude
The adults are diligently trying to create a new nest after the last one was wiped clean by work crews. The cell tower personnel do not want a new nest there and are actively cleaning up behind the pair trying to regenerate a nest. Classic human/nature battle ensues.

07/04/2012 by jude
Just saw this nest today and realized it was not reported. Most of the information is unknown to me but I did see one chick standing on the side of the nest. It is unknown if there are more.