Nest #1734

Nickname: College Creek Nest
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.2173766561255
Longitude: -76.706630859375
Followers: 2

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/04/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First check fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/15/2013 Nest failure 05/31/2013
Clutch hatching 05/21/2013 Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2014 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/19/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First check fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/17/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Adult observed perched nearby, but no osprey observed in nest.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Still sitting on next. Male flying around nest.

05/08/2014 by osprey007
Female incubating.

05/02/2014 by jude
Because of the angle of the nest, I can't tell if the female is in the nest and incubating or not. However, a male is nearby frequently. I have high hopes.

04/18/2014 by jude
The nest appears to be completed. At one point today, both adults were sitting on or near the nest. However, the female was not low in the nest but rather on the rim. It does not appear as if eggs have been laid.

04/07/2014 by jude
The pair of osprey seem to be renovating and rebuilding their already established nest. They continue to add incubating behavior yet.

03/23/2014 by jude
Still no activity. An osprey was sitting in a nearby tree but no second osprey and no rebuilding or rearranging in, on, or about the nest.

03/14/2014 by jude
No activity yet. The nest has survived the winter and will need little work this spring. However, last year it was abandoned mid-June, so we'll see if they return.

06/21/2013 by jude
Still no adults sighted in the vicinity and no activity around the nest. We will continue to observe in hopes that the young chicks are just out of sight.

05/31/2013 by jude
We sat and monitored for nearly 45 minutes today and saw no activity and heard nary a sound. Our fear is that the nest has been raided and that it is now abandoned. We will continue to watch and monitor closely.

05/24/2013 by jude
Still can't see within nest and am unsure just when eggs hatched. However, mother's behavior has definitely changed and both adults are going back and forth between nest and James River.

03/15/2013 by jude
Adult pair have returned and are rebuilding the nest. Its close proximity to the parkway has caused them to both be very shy of parked cars or of casual observation.