Nest #324

Nickname: Narrows Road
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: A smallish nest in a dead tree in a swampy area by the side of the entrance road to the Narrows at First Landing State Park. It was occupied last year.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.9088289955474
Longitude: -76.07279296875
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by mrb
Adult arrival 02/25/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/14/2012 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2012 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by mrb
Adult arrival 02/24/2013 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 mrb
Adult arrival 02/24/2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by mrb
Adult arrival 03/01/2014 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

04/18/2014 by mrb
The pair is well on their way to building a new nest in the broken9off tree.

04/16/2014 by mrb
It appeared that the female could have been on eggs, but the nest was so big and deep that you couldn't tell. Then the storm last night blew the whole two story nest down. Both adults are around.

03/01/2014 by mrb
Only one bird was on the nest on March 1.

10/05/2013 by mrb
I am sure this was a successful nest and that 2 ospreys fledged, but the nest is so big and tall that I could never see anything down in the nest and sometimes, not even the female's head sticking out of the nest. I now wonder if this is a good nest to follow

05/28/2013 by mrb
Obvious feeding activity going on, but can't see any young yet.

04/24/2013 by mrb
Female appears to be on eggs.

04/01/2013 by mrb
The nest is more elaborate and often both are there together, They seem to be a much happier couple this year!

03/06/2013 by mrb
The next day she was settled down in the nest and the male was standing guard.

03/03/2013 by mrb
Last week, it appeared the male had not yet returned, but the female, i think, spent some time rising up and down on the nest and appeared to be attacking something down deep, though I never could tell what it was. Then on March 2, the male flew in and did a couple of touch and go landings on the female's back. I guess they are set to go!

02/25/2013 by mrb
It was first noticed at the nest yesterday and today, Monday, Feb. 25, it was working on the nest, but no mate in sight..

10/16/2012 by mrb
The nest was so high and deep that I was never able to really confirm that there were young in the nest and am sure no youngsters fledged, though the parents hung around most of the summer.

05/18/2012 by mrb
It's for sure that there are young in the nest. The mom was observed this morning by another watcher, tearing off bits of fish and putting her head into the nest.

05/15/2012 by mrb
I can't see young in the nest but as of May 14, there seems to be more activity in the nest and at one Point, it

04/14/2012 by mrb
I think she's on eggs, but can't be sure. I think I saw her head poking above the nest and another osprey observer reported that he thought so too.

04/08/2012 by mrb
No one has been home the last three times I've visited.

03/30/2012 by mrb
According to another osprey watcher who witnessed the fracas, my female successfully fended off an intruding female.

03/19/2012 by mrb
After doing very little work on their original nest, the ospreys have built a second story!