Nest #257

Nickname: Jamestown Yacht Basin
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Jamestown Yacht Basin
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.223788
Longitude: -76.776251
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by TK
Adult arrival 03/02/2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/18/2013 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/05/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/10/2013 Chicks last observed 06/27/2013
Incubation initiation 04/13/2013 Nest failure 06/28/2013
Clutch hatching 05/18/2013 Reason for nest failure possible loss of chicks in storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by Lise
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/01/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 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 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/28/2014 Nest failure 06/18/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
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 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

07/06/2014 by bruceg
No adult on nest. One adult in tree 50 yards away

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
nest failed unknown reason

06/22/2014 by Lise
Active, healthy nest in a dead tree above Blue Hill Bay in Maine.

06/19/2014 by bruceg
One adult standing at nest. No chicks seen. No feeding.

06/14/2014 by bruceg
Both adults at nest, one feeding a chick, possible second chick in nest.

05/16/2014 by bruceg
Adult on nest incubating

05/15/2014 by bruceg
Female sitting in nest, male catches fish, approaches nest with fish and dive bombs vultures sitting nearby to chase them off. Male eventually perches with fish in tree.

05/03/2014 by bruceg
Female on nest. Male perched nearby

05/01/2014 by bruceg
Adult, possibly female, sitting well down in nest. Possible incubation started!

04/28/2014 by bruceg
Both adults perched in tree at nest, but not sitting down in nest.

04/19/2014 by bruceg
Female sitting on nest, but does not appear to be down on eggs. Male brings fish, female flies off with it to eat.

04/10/2014 by bruceg
Nest looks completed. Two adults in vicinity.

03/22/2014 by bruceg
One adult on partially completed nest - no movement - but don't think it is sitting on eggs since nest does not appear complete. Other adult not sighted.

03/19/2014 by bruceg
Nest is in process of rebuilding. Two adults on nest.

03/11/2014 by bruceg
Adults seen perching in tree, nest rebuilding hasn't started

07/09/2013 by bruceg
Both adults perching in tree near nest.

07/02/2013 by bruceg
Adult in tree with fish. No chick observed - empty nest.

07/01/2013 by bruceg
Both adults near nest, one perched at nest, other in nearby tree. No sign of any chick in nest or in nearby trees.

06/30/2013 by bruceg
One adult near not on nest. No sign of chick.

06/27/2013 by bruceg
No feeding. Only one chick observed (others lost in 6/13 storm -- similar to eagle chicks on Jamestown Island)? Female on nest

06/25/2013 by bruceg
Only one chick observed. No feeding. Female on nest; male in nearby tree.

06/23/2013 by bruceg
One adult perching above nest; no sight of chicks

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults with young at nest

06/05/2013 by bruceg
two chicks observed; past feeding for day; adult perched on rim of nest

06/02/2013 by bruceg
Observe female standing in nest - no feeding or sight of chicks

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
adult perched on rim of nest, assume guarding chicks in nest

05/29/2013 by bruceg
Bird standing in nest - no visual of chicks.

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

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
Both adults present at nest. Appear to be tending chicks.

05/25/2013 by bruceg
No chick observed, female on nest, male in nearby tree.

05/20/2013 by LibbyM
adult feeding at least one chick

05/20/2013 by bruceg
One adult on nest, flew off nest and sat in nearby tree for about a minute, returned to nest, no feeding observed, no chick observed

05/19/2013 by bruceg
Parent squatting on nest; rocking back and forth never sitting still for longer than a minute; no feeding; no chick sighted

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
adult still incubating today

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
adult incubating eggs

04/29/2013 by bruceg
Seen female on nest 4/17; 4/21; 4/23;4/25;4/28; Male seen in nearby tree

04/15/2013 by bruceg
4/13. Female hunkered down. Male in nearby tree

04/10/2013 by bruceg
Female on nest, but did fly off at one point; male on nearby tree eating a fish by himself.

04/09/2013 by bruceg
Only female on nest, head down, feathers up -- look to be fixing up nest.

04/06/2013 by bruceg
Both adults on nest, also one left nest to fish

04/01/2013 by bruceg
Both adults on nest, also flying in area and perching in nearby trees

03/25/2013 by bruceg
Both adults on nest, possible mating!

03/21/2013 by bruceg
Pair in nest; one flew off and captured fish; ate it near nest by itself - no sharing