Nest #4039

Nickname: Jett
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform near dock.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Virginia Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.885393
Longitude: -76.079754
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/15/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/15/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/23/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/31/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/31/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/08/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2016 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/04/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/04/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/04/2016 Nest failure 06/09/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 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 06/02/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2018 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/30/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/10/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/18/2018 by Reese
June 14 - Banded 2 chicks with purple bands 27/D and 28/D

05/13/2018 by Reese
Eggs appear to have hatched. Female adult very protective.

04/05/2018 by Reese
Female incubating with male standing guard in tree

04/06/2016 by Reese
Male incubating eggs. Female with fish.

06/08/2015 by Crystal
Per Reese nest failure due to Great Horned Owl predation.

05/06/2015 by Reese
Three eggs as of May 4, 2015

05/04/2015 by Crystal
3 eggs all speckled white. 1 adult seen at nest.

04/02/2015 by Reese
On March 29, this pair was not incubating. Today there are two eggs in the nest. Went in the nest to remove vegetation, drill holes in the solid plywood platform bottom, and add a perch. Female returned to the nest and her eggs as soon as we left.

07/17/2014 by Crystal
1 fledgling seen at nest.

06/26/2014 by Crystal
2 adults seen at nest both appear to be unbanded. One chick seen at nest 3-4 weeks old.

06/06/2014 by Reese
Male feeding the lone chick who is 2 to 3 weeks old. Female took off for her daily afternoon flight. Got to keep in good shape.

05/08/2014 by Reese
Male arriving with grass. Female incubating. May 8, 2014. Eggs should hatch in about a week.

07/15/2013 by Reese
On July 14 I received a call from the property owned where the nest is located saying that a bald eagle had dove at the chick hitting it and knocking it into the water. I rescued the chick and found it had a few cuts, likely from a talon strike. I took the chick to a rehabber, Pearl Beamer, who treated the wounds. Today she took the osprey to the vet and during surgery to repair wounds the osprey died.

07/04/2013 by Reese
Male wearing satellite transmitter sitting on pole near nest. Female and chick 48/A in nest. July 4, 2013

06/21/2013 by LibbyM
Banded one chick 48/A. Both adults present.

05/08/2013 by OWadmin
4/24 - we attached a transmitter to the male of this pair. Transmitter 122485

04/25/2013 by LibbyM
Two adults. Three eggs.