Nest #196

Nickname: Our home nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest is about 40' from our shore in a small cove.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.9241011120064
Longitude: -76.3884460544586
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Joyce
Adult arrival 03/17/2012 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/18/2012 by Joyce
3/17/12 At last we have a couple that has established themselves on this nest!! We have had numerous eagles in the area and I think there may be an eagle nest about 50 yards away. For some reason we have had more eagles this year then ever. Five days ago their was a young eagle on the osprey nest and an adult up in the air encouraging it to fly!

03/01/2012 by Joyce
We put this osprey nest up in 2000. We had our first nesting pair in 2001. We have had a pair every year since then. In 11 years we have had 8 successful nesting. I would estimate we have had 12-14 fledglings that have fledged. We are very anxious to see how this year goes as the last two years the pair have hatchings (4) but none of them have made it to fledglings. The pair for the last two years have been very inattentive to this nest. Both of them leaving the hatchings for several hours at a time. Last year I am sure after the hatchings were lost we found a female osprey dead on our land. Was it the female of this nest???? We only saw one osprey returning to the nest after that. We are curious as to who will use our nest this year. As of 3/1/12 no ospreys have been sighted. I should add we have a large population of bald eagles here and a new youngster, who had not gotten his adult feathers yet.