Nest #3850

Nickname: Freeman Ave
Nest substrate: Cell Tower
Nest Location Description: Nest located on cell tower at the intersection of I-464 & Freeman Ave (exit 3)
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Elizabeth River Project
Latitude: 36.786878
Longitude: -76.28576
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by ShutterbugBob
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 03/22/2019 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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

08/27/2019 by Dave Gibson
Nest appears empty. Chick has fledged.

08/11/2019 by Dave Gibson
As I drove by on my way to Money Point, I could clearly see a large nestling flopping around in the nest and exercising its wings.

07/07/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed briefly this a.m. Saw 1 adult Osprey in the nest and 1 chick. The adult later left.

06/22/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:58 AM - female sitting deep inside nest

06/02/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
4:57 PM Adult Osprey in nest. Unable to see chicks yet; but see green plastic netting spread out above nest. - Deliberate by Osprey, to protect chicks from predation?

04/13/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
11:05 AM Adult Osprey photoed at nest.

03/31/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed activity here for the first time this year on 3/30.

03/29/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
9:51 AM Adult osprey carried nesting material to nest atop cell tower.

03/23/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:28 PM Two Ospreys flying together over I-464, near this nest on the top of the cell tower.

03/22/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:11 AM Osprey perched atop cell tower at nest

08/11/2018 by Dave Gibson
One juvenile on corner of tower. Much vocalizing. No sign of a second, though second may have been there somewhere. I assume both juveniles have fledged.

07/22/2018 by Dave Gibson
Stopped by briefly. This is a hard nest to see as it's right in the middle at the top. I don't think there's any question that there are 2 nestlings in the nest. I could easily hear them as an adult approached and then landed on the tower.

07/19/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
2pm: Adult Osprey at nest. 85°F

06/02/2018 by Dave Gibson
I was on my way home from Money Point this am when I saw an Osprey (male?) delivering a stick to the nest. Didn't realize there was a nest there! I could see the nest, which looked small. Will return later to observe/photograph.

06/02/2018 by Dave Gibson
In afternoon, observed Osprey on the nest. The nest isn't large and is somewhat hard to see. The Osprey's head is just visible. Have posted 2 photos. They are the first 2 in the series.

05/01/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:35pm: Osprey at nest.

04/30/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:40am: Osprey at nest. 51°F

04/11/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
4:24p: Adult at nest. Nest height is modest (short). Uploaded photos. 58°F and cloudy

03/30/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8:38am: Adult at nest. 70°F

03/27/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:31am: Adult at nest. 41°F

03/16/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:42am: Adult atop cell tower at nest. 41°F

03/14/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:09pm: Adult spotted flying at cell tower nest site. Same altitude.

07/14/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:35am - adult at nest. 81°F

07/13/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:18am - adult at nest

07/10/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:25am - adult at nest. 79°F

07/10/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
4:45pm - wings flapping in nest. 90°F

06/30/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:59am - adult at nest. 76°F

06/30/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:19pm - adult at nest. 92°F

04/14/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:26am - adult on nest

04/03/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
11:42am - Pair together at nest atop cell tower

03/29/2013 by ShutterbugBob
My first observation on an osprey at this location. Saw one adult and a partially completed nest today, March 29, 2013