Nest #1610

Nickname: 146 Osprey Way
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: 2013: This pair has been the first pair of osprey back on the James between Presquile Island and Osborne Landing. This morning (March 2, while passing the channel marker at 6:40am, I saw an osprey on the marker. 2014: First osprey back on the James in the Jefferson's Reach area again … third year in a row! March 2, 2014 about 7:30am.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.379963
Longitude: -77.320374
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by CaptMikeO
Adult arrival 03/02/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/30/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by CaptMikeO
Adult arrival 03/02/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by CaptMikeO
Adult arrival 03/03/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 03/24/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/24/2015 by CaptMikeO
As usual, this pair, Annie and Walter were the first to arrive back on the James River in the Varina area. This makes four years in a row I believe. They had to start from scratch with their nest and have been quite busy building. Their nest is looking well formed and full right now.

04/13/2014 by LibbyM
adults incubating 4 eggs

03/02/2014 by CaptMikeO
Saw the female osprey in this nest today. Saw her about 7:30am. Assumed she just got here today or yesterday. No sticks present at first sighting, but by 10am she had about three sticks on the nest site. Saw her carrying one, which was stick number three.

03/02/2014 by CaptMikeO
Just a quick note, but for the third year in a row, this nest has had the first osprey back on site. Three years in a row observed to be first one in the first three days of March.

05/18/2013 by CaptMikeO
This pair is definitely feeding a chick or chicks. Just about all osprey in the area are still incubating eggs, but I have not been on the water in four days, so I am sure much has changed. Hope to make it out tomorrow if the weather holds.

05/14/2013 by CaptMikeO
Looks like once again, they are the first pair of osprey in the general area on the James to have had an egg hatch. The parents are certainly, at this point, feeding chicks and have been for days now.

04/30/2013 by obxbarb
Looks like parent is feeding today. Possible 1st hatch.

03/05/2013 by CaptMikeO
March 4, 2013. This pair continues to construct their nest on the upriver side of channel marker 146. Gradually, a number of osprey are returning to the area, but none yet have began construction of their nest.

03/02/2013 by CaptMikeO
The photo posted is of the male and female on the nest site, channel marker 146. There are roughly 50 branches already in place on the western side of the marker. This photo was taken March 2, 2013 about 7:50am.