Nest #378

Nickname: Piankatank/Bland's Wharf
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: In the Piankatank River off Harcum Rd., bottom of the hill at Bland's Wharf (around the corner from the public boat landing at Deep Pt.) The nest sits on an osprey platform duck blind and they nest on it (or the duck platform next to it) every year and I think fairly successfully. We are also now seeing a pair of bald eagles fly over the house regularly. We know it's at least two because we saw them fly together one time. Not sure where the nest is though.
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Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.5256229659592
Longitude: -76.4710473632812
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by gloucestergal
Adult arrival 03/05/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/01/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/08/2012 by gloucestergal
From a waterfront resident and nest observer...."After more than five weeks of sitting on what we were sure had to be well cared for eggs, all sitting activities stopped last week. We kept watching and hoping that feeding activities were taking place, but no such luck. Obviously, the nest has failed and we really want to know why. Two days ago, I saw one of the pair with what appeared to be a small piece of egg shell in it's mouth moving the shell to the outer rim of the nest. Did the eggs not hatch? Did the chicks not survive? Where the eggs not fertile? Was a predator responsible? The pair has not abandoned the nest but spend most of the day there. In fact, for the past two days, the pair has been defending the nest against other osprey. Sorry to report the sad news. If you have any insight as to what may have happened, please do let us know."

03/08/2012 by gloucestergal
Checked on this nest today (3/8) and there is an adult sitting on this nest and occasionally circling the area.