Nest #3817

Nickname: Snag at College Creek
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Snag just west of parking lot at mouth of College Creek. Easily visible from the road.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2211691527831
Longitude: -76.6960601269532
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 jude
Adult arrival 04/10/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/01/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 04/01/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/30/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/30/2015
Clutch hatching 05/28/2015 Reason for nest failure adult abandonment

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/27/2016 by jude
No osprey in the area today.

04/02/2016 by jude
Still only appears to be one adult in the area. Haven't seen two adults together but the nest is rebuilt and looks ready.

03/20/2016 by jude
Such an interesting nesting adventure....one adult has returned and is in a nearby tree. The nest, which blew down over the winter, appears to have been rebuilt, but on a lower branch crook. You can barely see it in this photo, down on the left. Last year the nest was at the top of the tree. So far, I can't say that the pair has returned. I'll go back and observe more soon.

06/16/2015 by jude
Have observed the nest several different times over the last few days without sign of chicks or parents. I'm very concerned.

05/17/2015 by jude
Still incubating....this year may be a success!

04/22/2015 by jude
Both adults are in evidence and the nest is completed. However, the female does not yet appear to be incubating.

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Both adults observed at this beautifully rebuilt nest. Nest is much more sturdy than last year. Hopefully this one will withstand the strong storms.

04/07/2015 by osprey007
Osprey working busily to build nest from scratch.

03/24/2015 by jude
No activity there yet although there have been osprey sitting in trees in the area. The nest was blown down over the winter and would need to be completely rebuilt.

03/16/2015 by osprey007
This nest fell down last year resulting in nest failure. Osprey have not been observed at the site so far in 2015

05/25/2014 by osprey007
I'm sorry to say this nest seems to have been abandoned. The nest seems titled, perhaps damaged by the severe thunderstorm on 5/22. There is a Red-winged Black Bird perched on the limb next to the nest where the Osprey use to be.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Still sitting. Male eating fish on nearby branch.

05/08/2014 by osprey007
Female incubating.

05/02/2014 by jude
At one point today, I thought the female was incubating. She sat low in the nest for a long time. However, then she got up, switched places with the male, and left the nest. He sat on the side of the nest, not down low. I waited a while but she didn't return.

04/18/2014 by jude
Two osprey were both on this nest several times during the 30 minutes that I observed it. The nest appears to be nearly complete. No incubation behavior observed as yet.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
Two osprey in the area carrying sticks. Not clear if they are associated with this nest.

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
No activity.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Can't see into nest from angles on the ground. No osprey perched nearby. Had seen one osprey perched on the nest tree the past two visits.