Nest #345

Nickname: Coleman Bridge Nest
Nest substrate: Overhead highway sign
Nest Location Description: This nest is located on the Coleman Bridge on 17 N leading into Gloucester. The nest itself is on the top right hand side of an overhead highway sign that is located just past the center of the bridge. Adults were noted at the nest all summer but no chic
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.244498
Longitude: -76.505334
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Buffy
Adult arrival 03/19/2012 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

06/06/2017 by Harmony
Bird on nest and one perched a few feet away.

08/21/2015 by Harmony
Again, no proof, but much activity and osprey action. Think we had success!

07/05/2015 by Harmony
No proof, but I think this was a successful nest this year. Adults observed many times on or near nest.

05/08/2015 by Harmony
Appears to be occupied but very hard to see activity inside nest.

07/29/2014 by Harmony
I never saw babies, but this was an active nest all summer so I'm hoping there was a successful launch!

05/23/2014 by Harmony
Saw male and female on bridge structure next to the nest. Pretty tricky to monitor this one and drive at the same time!

05/02/2014 by Harmony
Osprey is on the nest!

03/28/2014 by Buffy
Observed the male's return to the nesting site. Noticed that nesting material was on the ground underneath the location where the nest is usually constructed.

04/26/2013 by Harmony
2 Ospreys were on the nest and it looked like another nest was being started on the bridge but closer to the tollbooth.

04/23/2013 by Harmony
Osprey was seen on the nest area at the bridge. Progress is slow but sure?

04/16/2013 by Harmony
Sticks appearing on the bridge!

03/20/2013 by Harmony
No sticks on the bridge and nothing seems to be happening. My guess is that these birds found the new platform by the pump pier at VIMS and didn't have to work so hard to keep their nest in place!

03/19/2012 by Buffy
Finally! They are both here. Saw two different birds in the general area yesterday but was unable to determine gender. This morning the female was standing in the nest and the male was perched across from her eating his breakfast.

03/15/2012 by Buffy
Adult seen on bridge several times today. Believe that this is the female of the pair. Seen in nest this evening around 6PM.

03/14/2012 by Buffy
Single adult seen on bridge this afternoon around 4PM.

03/07/2012 by Buffy
The breeding pair that occupied this nest in 2011 produced at least 1 fledgling.