Nest #3832

Nickname: Emory's Nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform Built on the shoreline in September, 1991. Sticks added to platform in 1997. April, 1998 a pair of osprey check out perch and begin building nest—no chicks. In March of 1999 the osprey pair return and on May 26, two chicks hatch. The chicks fledge on July 20, 1999. Alas, after sixteen years, the original pair do not return in 2015. Their presumed offspring are attempting to make a home of Emory's Nest. Nest failed as a result of Hurricane Michael, October 2018.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.9233199673611
Longitude: -76.2929238104118
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by evansjeffrey
Adult arrival 03/12/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/21/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/08/2013 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by evansjeffrey
Adult arrival 04/01/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/13/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
Nest Activity Report by evansjeffrey
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 10/10/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by OWadmin

02/12/2019 by evansjeffrey
We intend to mount a new nest in Spring, 2019.

07/30/2016 by evansjeffrey
Ann DeMuth captured the new osprey offspring taking off and landing from Emory's Nest.

07/21/2016 by evansjeffrey
Ann DeMuth captured images of the new fledglings testing out their new wings.

07/18/2016 by evansjeffrey
The two osprey chicks have successfully fledged. The first one on July 16, and the second on July 18, as reported by Sharon Hunter.

06/15/2016 by evansjeffrey
As of the second week in June, the new pair happily has gotten its act together, produced two chicks, and are attending to them; as evidenced by Ann DeMuth's image.

05/30/2016 by evansjeffrey
On Memorial Day the new pair was busy bringing fish to the nest and seemed to be behaving as ones that had produced offspring. But because wild grass has grown on the nest, it is difficult to observe the presumed chicks.

03/30/2016 by evansjeffrey
A single Osprey was seen on Emory's Nest by Hank Coghill on March 23, and a pair were confirmed on the nest by Winifred Evans on March 26. It is unclear if this is the same new pair that attempted and failed to produce offspring last year.

06/13/2015 by evansjeffrey
After much trial and tribulation, and a brief appearance of a nestling on June 11, the pair abandoned the nest. It is unclear if they left the nest before or after the nestling died, but it clearly could not have survived by itself for two days in the blazing Virginia sun. This mirrors the original pair's inexperience with breeding on Emory's Nest in 1998. We await their return next year.

04/22/2015 by evansjeffrey
Winifred Evans observes the new pair mating. The female is settled down in the nest, and Ann DeMuth is able to photograph the male bringing sticks to the nest, and the female on the nest. This activity is a month later than with the original pair.

04/01/2015 by evansjeffrey
Winifred Evans observers the young pair on Emory's Nest. In past years, the original pair would have mated by now, with the male busy rebuilding the nest with sticks. No so with this new inexperienced pair.

03/23/2015 by evansjeffrey
Ellen Shoemake observes two osprey on Emory's Nest, but they appear to be smaller, darker birds, than the original pair.

03/11/2015 by evansjeffrey
Jeffrey Evans sees two osprey flying around Emory's Nest, but they seem uninterested.

09/01/2014 by evansjeffrey
By September 1, Mom and Dad have left the nest and are preparing for their Fall migration to South America. Many Osprey can be seen on a fishing weir near Emory's nest. Presumably the fledging's are among them, and they will winter over on the Chesapeake Bay.

07/19/2014 by evansjeffrey
On July 16, the larger of the two chicks fledged. On July 19, the smaller of the two chicks fledged, see new pictures posted by Jeffrey B. Evans. They are busy trying out their new wings, but return to the nest to be fed by mom.

06/13/2014 by evansjeffrey
Emory's Nest has two confirmed chicks as of June 13. Ellen Shoemake was able to get a picture of Mom and the two babies, one partially obscured.

03/27/2014 by evansjeffrey
On March 27, the pair have settled into the nest, and are busy fending off their presumed offspring - see picture.

03/11/2014 by evansjeffrey
On March 11, one of the pair is sighted on the nest by Hank Coghill. On March 16, Ellen Shoemake is able to take a picture of it.

06/24/2013 by evansjeffrey
On June 21, the first day of summer, the chicks fledge. This is the earliest the chicks in this nest have fledged. They are happily checking out the area. Mom and Dad are nowhere to be seen.

06/17/2013 by evansjeffrey
By June 17 the chicks, now teen-agers, are very active in the nest—flapping, jumping, and sitting on the edge of the nest. They should fledge by the 4th of July.

06/05/2013 by evansjeffrey

06/01/2013 by evansjeffrey
For the 14th year the pair have produced nestlings. On June 1, It's sunny and 91º at Emory's nest. Mother can be seen shading her brood with out stretched wings.