Nest #3677

Nickname: Richmond-Petersburg Railroad #2
Nest substrate: Old brick bridge trestle
Nest Location Description: First observed pair on nest 03-12-13. May have been present since previous week. This pair has successfully nested here through 2018. The seem to be the first to arrive in the area. There is a nest cam here.
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.532988
Longitude: -77.44278
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by arunRVAbirder
Adult arrival 03/12/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/30/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by obxbarb
Adult arrival 03/01/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/16/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/21/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by ss
Adult arrival 02/28/2019 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/29/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/29/2019 Nest failure 05/23/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/23/2019 by ss
5/16 Egg #1 collapsed (49 days) 5/18 Egg #2 Hole in the egg, the resident female consumed the contents of the egg. (48 days) 5/23 Egg #3 (51 days) Grackle punched a hole in the egg. The resident female consumed the contents of the egg. Then incubated the nest egg. 5/24 Grackle moved the egg shell. 5/24 The pair were on & off the nest.

04/04/2019 by ss
Male brought sweatshirt to nest. It eventually got by the nest bole. 4/3 one egg was hidden under the shirt for several hours & over night. The morning of 4/4 as male was leaving, the shirt was caught on his talons, and moved as he was leaving. One egg was caught in the hoodie & got moved to the edge of the nest. The egg stayed by the edge most of the day. The pair eventually got the egg back to the bole later that evening. (The sweatshirt is caught between a rod & the pylon, hopefully secured for the season).

04/03/2019 by ss
4/3/2019 3rd egg laid approx. 9:30 pm

04/01/2019 by ss
4/1/19 2nd egg laid

03/04/2019 by ss
Male returned 2/28/19, Female returned 3/4/19

03/21/2013 by arunRVAbirder
Single bird hunkered down in the nest -- possibly incubating?