Nest #3974

Nickname: Cove Two
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform is 10 feet above water
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.47646667
Longitude: -75.95335
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Watcher
Adult arrival 02/28/2013 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/24/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2013 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Watcher
Adult arrival 03/13/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/10/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Extreme period on cold and rain
2016 Nest Activity Report by Watcher
Adult arrival 03/08/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/13/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/27/2015 by Watcher
May 23rd - 3 eggs June 10th - adults absent from nest for long periods of time July 1st - decomposed remains

07/03/2015 by Watcher
Two chicks hatched and remains of one egg. After period of extended cold and rain the first week in June, adults did not stay on nest and eventually stopped on nest only occasionally. Chick remains verified visually on July 3rd.

09/07/2014 by Watcher
1 chick in nest, started flying July 23rd To this day occasionally returns to nest

05/11/2014 by Watcher
March 10 one bird on nest, joined by second bird a day later April 14 starts incubating May 7 three eggs in nest

07/25/2013 by Watcher
Chick has not returned to the nest. Made its first flight from the nest to a nearby boat lift. One Parent was still putting sticks back in the nest. I wonder why?

07/14/2013 by Watcher
Nestling is exercising wings and making little hops

06/16/2013 by Watcher
chicks are being cared for, but have only seen one so far. There should be more, perhaps they will show themselves soon.

05/21/2013 by Watcher
Eggs are still being incubated. Male keeps company often.

04/25/2013 by Watcher
This nest showed two regular brown speckled Osprey eggs and one greenish/light colored egg. This different colored egg is the same size as the Osprey egg and is identical to the egg seen outside Nest # 3973 Cove One. Any idea what it is???

04/22/2013 by Watcher
This is the first nest occupied this season. The nest had blown over in a storm and the pair was waiting impatiently for us to erect it again. They immediately started building and soon after incubation began. Male hangs out in nearby trees