Nest #4

Nickname: Duck Blind -R8
Nest substrate: Duck Blind
Nest Location Description: Duck blind near red channel marker 8. Just off "Real Estate" pullover.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.214468
Longitude: -76.748696
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/16/2013 Nest failure 04/27/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Canadian goose using nest, not sure if the osprey failed because of geese or other reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
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 unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/08/2015 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 05/07/2017 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/21/2017 Nest failure 06/18/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/28/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest

03/26/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen on the blind

03/25/2020 by ChrisC
One then two Ospreys seen on the blind. Nest much larger now. Male flies off to chase an eagle, then returns and buzzes nearby cormorants.

03/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the blind

03/20/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the blind

03/17/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the blind

03/15/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the blind, building a nest.

07/02/2017 by ChrisC
Male perched next to nest

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
Female sat to the side of the nest. Male perched on side of the blind, eating fish

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat to the side of the nest. Not incubating. Later, second Osprey perched on side of blind

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind, later flies off.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat on nest, other (female?) perched on side of blind.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey perched on blind. Nest building taking place. Nest more established.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey perched on blind. Substantial number of sticks, but not really a nest.

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults and a few sticks. Our re-locating pair from #6419 (G9)??

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. No nest activity

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

03/13/2016 by ChrisC
Female at nest site, male nearby fishing, then lands on duck blind briefly before flying off.

03/12/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen at nest site

04/05/2015 by ChrisC
No activity seen here for last 10 days

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Still working on nest. Getting large.

03/12/2015 by osprey007
Adults are having to completely construct nest. Doing a great job.

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/02/2014 by ChrisC
One bird briefly on nest

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
Female on nest, male perched lower down on duck blind

07/04/2014 by ChrisC
Pair on nest at first, then a single bird. Nest seems to have had moss/green material added to it.

06/29/2014 by ChrisC
Nest or substantial pile of sticks present. Female on "nest' for long periods. Male visiting with fish (photo).

06/25/2014 by LibbyM

06/21/2014 by ChrisC
Looks like some nest building activity, and a pair perched on / around the duck blind over the last week. Possibly "Fred & Ethel"

05/25/2014 by osprey007
No nest present and no osprey on or around duck blind.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No osprey activity. No nest present.

05/11/2013 by LibbyM
Goose nest failed

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Canadian goose incubating eggs

04/16/2013 by LibbyM
Two adults. One incubating eggs. One egg seen.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
No adults present. Nest appears intact.

04/02/2012 by LibbyM
I believe the pair have abandoned this nest. For the last couple of days, a goose has been in residence.