Nest #1584

Nickname: Jamestown Eco Park
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Jamestown Eco Park. 20 feet up in dead tree, near Jamestown Virginia Eco Discovery Park
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.225485
Longitude: -76.780781
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/04/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/09/2013
Egg laying 04/06/2013 Chicks last observed 09/01/2013
Incubation initiation 04/06/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/16/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/11/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/06/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/07/2014 Nest failure 06/13/2014
Clutch hatching 05/14/2014 Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 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
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/15/2015 by osprey007
No activity on this perfect piece of osprey real estate. Too bad--too sad.

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Nest has been checked daily since Osprey was first observed on 3/3/2015. No activity since that date.

03/03/2015 by osprey007
Osprey was observed on tree next to nest.

06/27/2014 by bruceg
No adult on nest, No chicks

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
No adults present.

06/22/2014 by bruceg
No adults on nest. An adult is perched in dead tree almost 100 yards from nest, but do not know if it is associated with nest. No chicks. Since no birds seen on nest in over a week - possible abandonment.

06/19/2014 by bruceg
No chicks. No adults.

06/14/2014 by bruceg
No chicks visible, both adults off nest.

05/16/2014 by bruceg
One chick observed with adult feeding it fish. After feeding, the adult nested - possibly with newborn (and more eggs) underneath.

05/15/2014 by bruceg
Possible chick sighted, female sitting on edge of nest (approx. 37 day after start of incubation). Female feeding on nest, also looking down into nest, possible chick movement sighted in scope.

05/08/2014 by bruceg
Male landed on nest with fish, called to female and she came to the nest. She took the fish off to a tree to eat.

05/03/2014 by bruceg
Female on nest. Male eating in nearby tree.

04/19/2014 by bruceg
Female sitting down in nest, male catches fish, hovered near nest holding fish, then chased by black vultures. Comes back without fish.

04/11/2014 by bruceg
One adult hunched low - presume on eggs.

03/22/2014 by bruceg
Male only on nest and then flies away. No sight of female.

03/19/2014 by bruceg
Both adults standing/hopping on completed nest.

07/20/2013 by bruceg
All three chicks flew back to nest (7AM) -- made "feed me" call. Adult drops fish into group - all fight over it, but none take it away from nest. Adult in nearby nest

07/18/2013 by bruceg
Two chicks observed in nearby trees, one with a fish.

07/16/2013 by bruceg
One chick feeding in tree with fish. No adult or other chicks to be seen(7PM)

07/13/2013 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest.Adult brought food for feeding. They fed themselves. Third chick in nearby tree. Second adult in tree further away.

07/10/2013 by bruceg
Saw all three chicks. At least two were flying off nest and returning. Maybe all three, but we lost track when one chick became hunkered down in the nest. Eventually, all three hunkered low in nest with call from the adults in nearby trees. No feeding.

07/09/2013 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest, both flapping and getting good height above the nest in a driving rainstorm! Mom in nearby tree. Not sure if other chick has fledged, not observed nearby.

07/07/2013 by bruceg
Three healthy chicks. Mother brings a fish, one feeds itself, mother feeds some to a second. No male in sight. Minimal wing flapping

07/04/2013 by bruceg
Three chicks feeding, both in am and afternoon. A little flapping and practice hopping. Chicks still being fed by mom, although one started tearing at fish by itself.

07/01/2013 by bruceg
Three chicks and mom on nest, feeding. Two chicks done eating, mom feeding third chick.

06/27/2013 by bruceg
No feeding. Three chicks observed. Female left nest and returned without food. One chick actively flapping wings and jumping on legs.

06/25/2013 by bruceg
Three chicks confirmed. Mother shading two of them with wings. No feeding observed.

06/23/2013 by bruceg
One adult low in nest; no chicks in sight

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult feeding young in nest

06/05/2013 by bruceg
Past feeding; three chicks observed with feathers starting

06/02/2013 by bruceg
Female eating; three chicks observed; two appear more robust than the third who's not sitting up as visibly or as often; the robust two appear to be even feeding themselves off the fish

05/29/2013 by bruceg
No feeding. Only two chicks seen. Female is spreading wings for shade in hot sun.

05/26/2013 by bruceg
Three chicks observed feeding! Mom doing the feeding, dad bringing the fish.

05/25/2013 by bruceg
Female on nest, housecleaning. Observed one chick. Male sitting nearby, also flying around marina area looking for food.

05/20/2013 by bruceg
One parent on nest; other parent flies in with multi-branch stick; both play with stick; one parent leaves, the other sits on nest; chick not observed, no feeding

05/19/2013 by bruceg
One chick seen in nest, female on nest, male nearby fishing and landing on nest.

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs

04/29/2013 by bruceg
Female observed 4/17;4/21;4/25;4/27;4/28 always with female on nest; male not seen

04/15/2013 by bruceg
4/13. Female hunkered down. No male in sight.

04/10/2013 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female on nest, but flew off during viewing; male nearby.

04/09/2013 by bruceg
Female on nest,male perched in nearby tree brings grass-like material to female.

04/06/2013 by bruceg
Female on nest, male perched at top of dead tree close by.

04/01/2013 by bruceg
Both adults in area, but were being chased by a single crow. Nest empty

03/25/2013 by bruceg
Both adults in nearby tree, one feeding on fish.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult nearby. Nest empty.

03/20/2013 by bruceg
Two osprey on nest; one was moving sticks within the nest; the same one would fly off for one minute returning with a stick; the other just remained at the nest and once flew off into a nearby tree.

03/12/2013 by bruceg
12 March: Nest building still going on, with both ospreys snatching branches from trees while flying.

03/10/2013 by bruceg
10 March: No ospreys sitting on nest, but one with half a fish in a nearby tree. Earlier, we saw a possible juvenile bald eagle chasing one of the ospreys. Bald eagles are also nesting in the area of our nest.