Nest #3730

Nickname: VIMS Osprey Cam Pump House Pier
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: VIMS Osprey Cam Pump House Pier
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.247508
Longitude: -76.499167
Followers: 3

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Harmony
Adult arrival 03/15/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/01/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/10/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Harmony
Adult arrival 02/26/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/02/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/10/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/20/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Harmony
Adult arrival 03/05/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/20/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/07/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Harmony
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/06/2017 by Harmony
3 chicks in the nest-yay! They had a major rain to deal with yesterday and Mom was hunkered down for it.

05/17/2017 by Harmony
This HAS to be the same osprey as last year--she loves her plastic bags!

03/04/2017 by Harmony
Male arrived on March 1and is "building" today, March 4.

07/07/2016 by Harmony
One of the chicks is missing today--I think that's a good sign. ..

08/21/2015 by Harmony
Female stayed much longer than the male. She hasn't been around that I could see since Aug. 20. Good season except for plastic. May they live and prosper!

07/05/2015 by Harmony
Today is the first day I have observed both chicks gone. Male flew at least a week ago but today both are gone.

07/05/2015 by Harmony
Lots of drama this year. Dr. Watts removed blue bag which had entangled 1 chick, found the dead hatchling and tagged the chicks. Mama replaced bag with a flip flop!

06/07/2015 by Harmony
Mama has been gone a Long time today. I think she got interested in the Hermione activities and went touring. I'm worried about 1 chick. Have only seen 2 for the last few days. . .

06/01/2015 by Harmony
chicks are getting big and someone thinks decorating with a blue plastic bag is the new "designer nest" I wish people would be more careful with plastic! 1 male 1 female (I think) not sure about 3rd chick.

05/08/2015 by Harmony
W & M Griffin mascot visits nest but doesn't appear to disturb the residents.

05/08/2015 by Harmony
3 chicks appear May 7, 2015 (Sue Stein report). I saw one today. Female had been appearing to be restless--now I know why!

03/13/2015 by Harmony
Major stick delivery, nest is getting high.

03/13/2015 by Harmony
Ospreys returned March 5, 2015--YaY!

07/29/2014 by Harmony
Another successful year. YaY!

05/27/2014 by Harmony
Very squawky Mother Osprey was finally brought dinner. Dad decides to perch on piling and share the event. 2 babies eating well.

05/23/2014 by Harmony
Made it through tornado warning and rains. 2 chicks observed with a sparrow keeping them company on the sidelines.

05/02/2014 by Harmony
Mother Osprey survived the miserable weather recently and seems entertained today by cormorants drying their wings on the new posts beside her.

04/29/2014 by Harmony
On April 6, we observed the male osprey trying to feed his mate, but food was rejected. Picky! Today, rain is causing hunkering down activity.

07/19/2013 by Harmony
These chicks were textbook perfect and they have been very rewarding to monitor. Yay, osprey success story!

07/03/2013 by Harmony
These 3 chicks have been through a tornado warning and 4 other major storm sessions. They are tough! Two of the chicks flew today and I haven't observed them for a week so that was an exciting event.

05/22/2013 by Harmony
Dad fed the chicks today. Mama is busy building a "playpen" for the ever-growing chicks. She keeps adding sticks and rearranging the seaweed.

05/19/2013 by Harmony
Lots of rain yesterday, but feedings went on. Chicks are stretching their wings and looking bigger each day.

05/17/2013 by Harmony
Fierce storm at around 6 p.m. last night, white caps on the river and lots of rain. Was relieved to see 3 fuzzy heads this morning chowing down.

05/14/2013 by Harmony
Breakfast at 7:54. Still can't tell if there are 2 or 3 chicks. Unseasonably cool today around 50 degrees. Mama rocks the nest when she rearranges herself on the chicks!

05/14/2013 by Harmony
1:10 pm Great timing! Papa delivered a fish, Mom served lunch, 2 of the offspring fought over the portions (or were just practicing their "pick me" technique). ??

05/14/2013 by Harmony
Saw 3 fuzzy heads and a Mama calling out for room service (at least my interpretation of "Hurry up with a fish, these babies are wiggling around driving me crazy".

05/13/2013 by Harmony
Mother's Day must have been the incentive, for there are 2 possibly 3 chicks eating well today. Yay! Yesterday I observed lots of "rolling" behavior from Mama so maybe there were bumpy chicks moving around already?

05/10/2013 by Harmony
Whole lot of preening going on! Haven't seen the female so high on the nest as she was today. Opportunistic Neighbor small bird sitting on the nest sidelines. Female is doing lots of sky-alert watching. Breezy & 86 degrees.

04/26/2013 by Harmony
Papa Osprey perched on piling near the nest and appeared to be searching the water for fish?

04/20/2013 by Harmony
Thursday must have had great gliding winds because that is what Papa Osprey did for more than 30 minutes. I saw him head for the Yorktown side of the river and thought maybe he was fetching more nest material (he had earlier deposited a stick) but he returned empty taloned.

04/17/2013 by Harmony
Hot bird on the nest today--82 degrees w/42% humidity. Bird has "panting" open-beak display.

04/16/2013 by Harmony
Lots of fussing with the nest materials this morning--one bird would pick up the stick and the other would move it back! An opportunistic sparrow visited several times. Would it be interested in leftovers or a nest site of its own?

03/28/2013 by Harmony
3/27/13 Over a period of 20 minutes, the 2 birds both flew away, but one stayed with the nest most of the time. Cam launching time is soon!

03/20/2013 by Harmony
3/18/13 Nest building is progressing. One of the birds stayed at the nest most of the time and was joined by another bird several times. At one point, a third bird tried to land at the same time as the "roving" bird and they spread wings and they both flew off spatting with each other. One bird was on the nest at the end of the observation.