Nest #309

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Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This is a platform nest just off shore from houses in the village of Sharps, Virginia, which is in the Northern Neck. Sharps once served as a steamboat landing.
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Monitoring Groups: Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR Complex, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Friends of the Rappahannock
Latitude: 37.825624
Longitude: -76.706157
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Bren
Adult arrival 03/08/2012 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/28/2012 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/28/2012 Nest failure 05/15/2012
Clutch hatching 05/05/2012 Reason for nest failure A week after the third chick was hatched, there were only 2 chicks. No chicks could be observed the day after. It is unknown what happened to these babies since this pair has only been unsuccessful once in the 11 yrs of my observation. It was very sad.
2014 Nest Activity Report by EVR Biologist
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by EVR Biologist
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Bren
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/14/2015 by Bren
In 2015, this pair of osprey produced 2 young and both survived! Hooray!

06/10/2015 by EVR Biologist
1 adult perching, at least 2 chicks 5 weeks old

07/02/2014 by EVR Biologist
1 adult, 3 chicks ~ 7-8 weeks old.

03/29/2012 by Bren
The ospreys are taking turns "hunkered down" in what must be called the incubation period. I am assuming that the first egg was laid on the same day but have not been able to observe any eggs from my vantage point which is lower to the ground and onshore.

03/15/2012 by Bren
The male arrived in Sharps on Sunday, March 4. The female arrived 4 days later on the 8th. No nest activity began until they were both here. They have both been busy building their nest and fishing.