Nest #302

Nickname: park creek
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform built 3/12/11; Nest started 3/20/11; three eggs; 3 fledglings; Nest empty 9/5/11
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 39.0832980182129
Longitude: -76.472989282608
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival 03/15/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/30/2012 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/02/2012 Nest failure 05/08/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure freezing weather after eggs laid
2013 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival 03/06/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/30/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/26/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/08/2013 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival 03/08/2015 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival 03/16/2018 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by magothy river
Adult arrival 03/09/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/11/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2017 Nest failure 05/23/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/09/2015 by magothy river
George arrived 3.8.15 about 1 pm. River and creek frozen. He left in afternoon, probably to look for fishing area not covered in ice. Did not return as of noon 3/9/15. What do Osprey do for food with river frozen?

04/29/2012 by magothy river
George and Martha have worked together to provide around the clock incubation and protection. George delivered a very large catfish one day and Martha feasted on it in nearby tree. George has chased away geese swimming below the nest and played top gun to chase away a bald eagle circling the nest one morning. Neighbors report that when George arrived this Spring he battled a heron for 3 hours. The heron laid a claim to the nest but eventually gave in. Like his namesake, George is not afraid of a fight.

03/16/2012 by magothy river
George arrived 3/13, perched in tall tree over creek most of time until Martha arrived in afternoon of 3/15. They had to chase a blue heron off the nest in a noisy scuffle. They have remained together on nest most of time, apparently resting. They have not started improving the nest.