Nest #4027

Nickname: Amelia/Charles
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: Amelia and Charles have built their new home on Lynnhaven River branch south of Buchanan Creek Channel Marker Green #49 Western Branch of Lynnhaven River
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Aquarium
Latitude: 36.854033
Longitude: -76.126133
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Cheers
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Reese
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/08/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cheers
Adult arrival 03/17/2018 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 Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/05/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cheers
Adult arrival 03/14/2019 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 Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/27/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/21/2019 by Cheers
After arriving on 14 Mar to find their nest gone Amelia and Charles lived in trees and fished a lot. Finally started to build their bigger and better nest on 20 Mar 19.

03/15/2019 by Cheers
Amelia and Charles (or their children) returned together 14 Mar 19. They came back to find their nest gone. Currently living in trees. Went fishing as soon as they returned.

07/12/2018 by Reese
June 20, 2018 there was a 10-day old nestling in the nest. May 17, there were 3 eggs. On July 11, the nest was gone. Was it destroyed during a strong storm on July 5th?

05/19/2018 by Reese
May 17, 2018 - three eggs

03/19/2018 by Cheers
Well Amelia and Charles are back and right on time. Had to rebuild their home again after the recent windstorm wiped out the old one. After two days of hard work their new nest is complete.

03/20/2017 by Cheers
I am glad to report that Amelia and Charles have returned to their nesting site. Bad news is that the nest was totally damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Good news is that the two have already started rebuilding their summer home.

06/21/2016 by Cheers
Baby 49er is now soaring with his parents. Having a great time in his waterfront property.

05/16/2016 by Cheers
Baby Amelia and Charles has arrived. Keeping his head low most of the time but looks up when it is dinner time.

03/29/2016 by Cheers
Our Ospreys came home 15 March 16 to find their nest totally gone by a winter storm. After 3 days of hard work they completed a new and better, and hopefully stronger, version. Fishing is terrific here so all is well.

07/01/2015 by Reese
This nest is on green day marker 49. One chick 45 days old as of July 1, 2015

07/01/2015 by Crystal
1 juvenile 45 days old, one adult at nest.

06/18/2015 by Crystal
1 chick about 30 days old. 1 adult near nest.