Nest #1676

Nickname: Thoroughfare marker R006
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.21224
Longitude: -76.74706
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 03/23/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2013 Nest failure 06/13/2013
Clutch hatching 05/26/2013 Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/09/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/07/2015 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 ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/28/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/26/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/07/2015
Incubation initiation 04/17/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/20/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/12/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/22/2016 Nest failure 07/02/2016
Clutch hatching 06/12/2016 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/26/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/22/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/26/2017
Incubation initiation 04/15/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/14/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post, other on nearby piling. A couple of stick on the post - start of a nest?

04/07/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/06/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat on the post. Another on post #R008 (#1675)

03/30/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey sat on the post. No nest or even a stick.

06/17/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on post

05/26/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post.

05/13/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post. Looks like no nest this season.

05/05/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post. Later one on the post, one on the nearby piling.

04/29/2018 by ChrisC

04/29/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post.

04/28/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the post. Sticks hanging below the top of the post, but still not a nest.

04/22/2018 by ChrisC
Post empty at first. One Osprey lands on it briefly.

04/21/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post. Some more sticks, but still not a nest

04/15/2018 by ChrisC
No Osprey. No nest

04/14/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post, other on nearby piling. No nest

04/08/2018 by ChrisC
No Osprey. No nest

04/01/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post, other on nearby piling. A few sticks

03/31/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on post, other on nearby piling. No nest

03/25/2018 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

03/24/2018 by ChrisC
Female on post, male on nearby piling. Nest not started.

09/03/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty. One adult perched in nearby tree.

09/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty. Nothing seen nearby.

08/31/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Nothing seen nearby.

08/26/2017 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the nest post.

08/19/2017 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the nest, opening its wings to cool off.

08/13/2017 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/09/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey, most likely a juvenile, sat on the nest.

07/30/2017 by ChrisC
Two juveniles on the nest. Sea-doos go by and one of them flies off, followed by the other. They circle around and return when the sea-doos are gone.

07/23/2017 by ChrisC
Two juveniles and one adult on the nest. Larger juvenile eating a fish. Other one cautiously gets a few bites before being pushed away.

07/15/2017 by ChrisC
Female and 2 juveniles on nest. Male on nearby piling. At one point the adults fly off (maybe an eagle nearby) then return a few minutes later.

07/09/2017 by ChrisC
Male eating fish on nearby piling. Female and 2 juveniles preening themselves on the nest.

07/08/2017 by ChrisC
One adult and two juveniles sat on nest. When the adult flies off one of the juveniles starts to vigorously flap its wings. It rises up and hovers for a few seconds, before settling back on the nest. Adult returns with sticks.

07/04/2017 by ChrisC
Adult female on nest feeding two juveniles. Boat comes close and the female flies off with the fish. One juvenile stretches and flaps his wings energetically - soon be flying. Female returns and resumes the feeding.

07/02/2017 by ChrisC
Two juveniles in the nest. Later joined by an adult.

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
Male on nearby piling, Female on nest with 2 large chicks.

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat to side of the nest. Two chicks clearly visible.

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Female sat to side of nest at first. Male flies in with a stick. One chick clearly visible probably disappointed. Male re-arranges nest, then flies off.

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
Female sat on edge of nest, reaching down. One chick definitely visible, may be more.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
Adult sat on nest, actively reaching down. Later, one adult perched at side of nest, other on nearby piling.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Male on nearby piling eating fish.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Female stood up on nest, moving around carefully, and reaching down. Likely chicks present. She then settles and sits down.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other on nearby piling.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Later the other perches on the piling.

04/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest. Other on nearby piling for a while.

04/23/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other on nearby piling

04/22/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other on nearby piling

04/16/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other on nearby piling.

04/15/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on nest at first. Then male flies off. Female settles down low - incubating? Male returns and sits on nearby piling.

04/09/2017 by ChrisC
Female on nest at first. Then joined by male. Spend several minutes on nest together, arranging it.

04/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, with one Osprey on nearby piling. Later, one Osprey sat on nest

03/26/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, another on nearby piling. Nest taking shape.

03/17/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey on nest for extended period (30+mins)

08/06/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey on nest other on nearby piling.

07/30/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey on nest other on nearby piling.

07/23/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
7:00am:One bird perched next to nest. Looks like an adult. Nothing seen in nest. Same situation 5 hours later.

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey on nearby piling. Nest empty.

07/09/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. Nest reduced in size.

07/04/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest and male on nearby piling. No chick seen. Later, male on piling nothing seen on nest.

07/02/2016 by ChrisC
One adult on nest at first. Later nest empty for at least 10-15 minutes, cormorant on nearby piling.

06/26/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest at first. Flies off and returns (without food). One young chick visible.

06/25/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest head reaching down into it. No chicks visible.

06/19/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest preening herself. No chicks visible.

06/18/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults stood on nest. One (female) looks like she is feeding herself. No chicks seen.

06/12/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat fairly high in the nest, possibly shading? Other on piling.

06/05/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest. Other on piling

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/29/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest. Other on piling

05/22/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/15/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest, male nearby.

05/08/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest. Re-arranging, sat quite high, doesn't look like incubation.

05/01/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds sat high in the nest. Later, one on nest, one on nearby piling.

04/24/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat high in the nest. Other on piling

04/17/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
One on nest one on nearby piling. Nest substantially larger (full size)

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
One on nest one on nearby piling at first. Soon afterwards each one flies off and brings sticks to the nest. They settle, re-arrange, and fly off for more.

03/16/2016 by ChrisC
One bird on nest. Nest developing

03/13/2016 by ChrisC
One on nearby piling.

03/12/2016 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen. One on nest one on nearby piling.

09/07/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile on nest, first thing in the morning.

09/06/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest eating a fish.

08/30/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty for a while, then juvenile returns. It flies off when a boat gets too close, heading for a tree on the shoreline. It returns to the nest about 5 minutes later.

08/23/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/22/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile in the nest.

08/16/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile in the nest.

08/13/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile in the nest.

08/02/2015 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile in nest. One juvenile on nearby piling. Later one adult and 2 juveniles in the nest. (6:30am)

08/01/2015 by ChrisC
Two birds on nest at first. Then about 40 minutes later one bird (juvenile) remaining on nest.

07/26/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first. Then about an hour later 2 birds on the nest. At least one juvenile. Eagle flies by, one bird takes off, and juvenile remains on nest. After about 10 minutes, adult bird returns. No other juvenile seen for over 30 minutes. Juvenile flies off, briefly landing on nearby tree, then returns to the nest.

07/19/2015 by ChrisC
One adult (F) and 2 juveniles stood high in the nest. All 3 moving around nest, none fly off in over 20 minutes.

07/16/2015 by ChrisC
One adult (F) and 2 juveniles stood high in the nest. Adult flies off. Juveniles look ready to fly. One of them is feeding and stretching his wings. Other is walking around the nest. F returns after ~15 minutes, aerial battle with neighboring adult.

07/12/2015 by ChrisC
No adults in nest. Two juveniles, one is hopping around almost ready to fly.

07/11/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult (F) and 2 juveniles low in nest.

07/05/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult (F) and 2 juveniles present. Two juveniles low in nest at first. Female flies off, one of the juveniles sits up, stretches and walks about.

06/28/2015 by ChrisC
One adult bird at side of nest. Two chicks just visible.

06/21/2015 by ChrisC
One adult bird at side of nest. Two chicks visible. Adult flies off from time to time.

06/14/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched at the side of the nest reaching in and shading. One chick visible. Male returns with fish and perches on nearby piling. Much squealing from the female. He doesn't share. After 5-10 minutes she flies off catches a fish and returns.

06/07/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched at the side of the nest reaching in.

05/25/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest. Some fussing, with head bobbing low into nest. Possible chick and still incubating?

05/19/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest.

05/17/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest, other on piling.

05/02/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest.

04/26/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest. Other on piling.

04/19/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest very low, just the head visible. Other on piling.

04/17/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest very low, just the head visible. Other on piling. Incubating?

04/11/2015 by ChrisC
One bird quite low on nest, other on piling.

04/05/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest, other on piling. Then one on piling joins the other in the nest.

03/28/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest, other on piling.

03/27/2015 by ChrisC
Nest building has occurred. One bird on nest, other on piling. A 3rd bird flies close - seen off.

03/07/2015 by ChrisC
Osprey perched on piling nearby. Gull on the channel marker. A few minutes later the Osprey takes off, displaces the gull, and perches on the marker.

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/03/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Crows raiding it for stick?

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on remains of nest (~7:45am)

07/06/2014 by ChrisC
One adult on the nest, other on nearby piling. (~7:15am)

06/29/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on remains of nest.

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
No nest present

06/21/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on remains of nest, other perched on piling nearby.

06/08/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One bird on nearby piling

06/01/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Nest has lost a lot of material, and is significantly smaller than 2 weeks ago (see photos)

05/25/2014 by osprey007
One adult perched near nest. Nest appears to be titled from last observation, perhaps damaged by severe thunderstorms on 5/22. No activity on nest.

05/24/2014 by ChrisC
One bird in and around nest, bringing nesting material.

05/23/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty (am). Afternoon: Nest empty at first, one bird returns, no interactions with anything seen.

05/20/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched on the side of the nest.

05/18/2014 by ChrisC
am: Nest empty. Two birds flying around. pm: Nest still empty. One bird on piling nearby.

05/11/2014 by ChrisC
One bird in nest. Not low. Nest has lost material?

05/09/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One bird perched on nearby piling. After about 10 mins, other bird returns with nesting material.

04/26/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other perched on nearby piling.

04/24/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other arrives with fish, then flies off. Incubation started?

04/20/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched on piling nearby. Bird on nest flies off, collects stick floating in river returns to nest. This is repeated 2-3 times. Then Male (on piling) joins her. Copulation & flies off.

04/15/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest, sat fairly high.

04/12/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched on nest. Male brings fish to nest. Copulation. A third bird flies around and hovers about 20' from the pair.

04/05/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest, other perched on piling nearby.

04/04/2014 by ChrisC
These two have obviously been busy today. New nest clearly present. One bird on nest or fetching nesting material, other perched on piling nearby.

04/03/2014 by ChrisC
4/3/2014 - Makings of a nest present. One bird on "nest", other on piling nearby.

03/30/2014 by ChrisC
One perched on log nearby, then on the marker

03/24/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched on marker. A few sticks seen (not really a nest)

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No nest or osprey present.

09/01/2013 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Solitary Osprey flying along river.

08/24/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/19/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/11/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. One bird on log

08/03/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. One bird on log

07/14/2013 by ChrisC
One bird in nest, other perched on log nearby.

06/30/2013 by LibbyM
Adult standing on nest.

06/23/2013 by ChrisC
One bird in nest, other perched on log nearby. Nest has been re-built.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
nest destroyed by storm

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
adult with young

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
incubating or brooding

05/20/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults at nest. One incubating.

05/19/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest, other perched on log nearby, eating fish

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
One adult incubating. I adult perched on piling.

05/02/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest. Nearby log mostly submerged.

04/27/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest, other (male) perched on log nearby.

04/18/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest, other perched on log nearby.

04/07/2013 by ChrisC
29 Mar to 7 Apr - One bird high in nest, other perched on log nearby.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult at nest.