Nest #4078

Nickname: Thoroughfare marker G005
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: Channel marker in the Thoroughfare adjacent to Jamestown Island
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.208628
Longitude: -76.740682
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by rfc2616
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/03/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by AlisonH
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/03/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by GoGoCarl
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/03/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/04/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/05/2013 Nest failure 07/03/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/15/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 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 04/21/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/28/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/26/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/07/2015
Incubation initiation 04/19/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/07/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/27/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/07/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/16/2016
Incubation initiation 05/01/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/12/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/26/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/09/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/19/2017
Incubation initiation 04/29/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/10/2017 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/14/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/30/2019
Incubation initiation 04/21/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/08/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty

09/07/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty

09/01/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, could be a juvenile.

08/30/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, looks like a juvenile.

08/25/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/23/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, looks like a juvenile.

08/17/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, then one Osprey seen on the nest, unclear if adult or juvenile.

08/11/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, one adult, one juvenile

08/10/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest, unclear if adult or juvenile.

08/04/2019 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the nest, one adult, one juvenile

08/02/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest, another perched in a tree nearby. Nested Osprey flies off, then returns.

07/28/2019 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile on nest. Second adult arrives with a fish, both feed on it. Later, only one Osprey on the nest, unclear if it is adult or juvenile.

07/20/2019 by ChrisC
One juvenile visible on nest, eating. An adult flies in and stays on the nest while juvenile continues its meal.

07/14/2019 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys sat on nest. Looks like one adult and one juvenile

07/06/2019 by ChrisC
One adult visible on nest. Male arrives with fish. Juvenile pops up. Male flies off after a few minutes. Female and Juvenile feed.

06/30/2019 by ChrisC
Two adults and one juvenile visible at first. One adult flies off. Juvenile remains clearly visible - preening itself and moving around.

06/27/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to the side of the nest. Speckled wing of juvenile briefly seen.

06/23/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to the side of the nest. One chick clearly visible.

06/21/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to one side in the nest.

06/16/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to one side in the nest. Other arrives with a fish, then flies off. One chick just visible.

06/13/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to one side in the nest.

05/18/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest

05/12/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest, other flying nearby.

05/05/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest

04/27/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing visible, possibly very low

04/21/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest

04/14/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest.

04/07/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, then one flies off

04/06/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest.

03/30/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest

03/28/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, one flies off (male?) and returns with nesting material.

03/23/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest

03/17/2019 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, re-arranging it.

03/14/2019 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys observed on the nest.

03/07/2019 by ChrisC
Start of a nest - Not sure if this is new or possibly remains of last year.

07/29/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first. One Osprey perched in nearby tree on far side of river. Later nest is occupied by one adult

07/22/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/14/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/08/2018 by ChrisC
One osprey on the nest at first. Then flies off.

06/30/2018 by ChrisC
One osprey on the nest

06/24/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/23/2018 by ChrisC
One osprey on the nest

06/17/2018 by ChrisC
Full nest and one Osprey.

04/22/2018 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

04/08/2018 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

04/01/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the post, another joins it briefly.

03/31/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the post briefly.

09/03/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty. Nothing seen nearby.

09/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty. Nothing seen nearby.

08/31/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty. Nothing seen nearby.

08/26/2017 by ChrisC
Nest post empty.

08/19/2017 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the nest post.

08/13/2017 by ChrisC
One juvenile and one adult on the nest/post. Adult is eating a fish.

08/09/2017 by ChrisC
One juvenile and one adult on the nest. Juvenile eating fish, and occasionally flapping wings.

07/30/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey - assumed juvenile, perched on the post / nest.

07/23/2017 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile perched on the post / nest.

07/22/2017 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile on the remains of the nest. Juvenile stretching and flapping his wings, and takes a few small hops.

07/15/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat on side of nest. One chick visible.

07/09/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat on side of nest. A second adult brings a fish, and they start eating. One chick seen, possibly two. Nest seems a lot smaller.

07/08/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat on side of nest. No chicks seen.

07/04/2017 by ChrisC
Adult on nest feeding a juvenile. One other juvenile visible.

07/02/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat on the nest. Head of one chick and wing flap another seen.

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
Adult Osprey on nest feeding a chick. She flies off, at which point is is clear that there are 3 chicks in the nest. She returns with a stick!.

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat on the nest. Wing flap of at least one chick seen.

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Male eating fish at side of nest. Seems to pass some to the female, who then reaches into the nest.

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat on the nest. Occasionally reaching down into it, and moving around.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
Two adults on nest at first, possibly feeding. One flies off, other settles down low.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Head barely visible at times.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest at first. Then another lands, and starts eating a fish. Other flies off. Second bird continues eating. No feeding chicks observed.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey very low on the nest. Then the other lands, and remains at the side of the nest.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey very low on the nest at first, barely visible. Then another lands, and remains at the side of the nest.

04/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. At one point appears to be turning eggs.

04/23/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest at first. Then another lands, and appears to be eating a fish.

04/22/2017 by ChrisC
Both birds on nest at first. One sat one stood to the side. Seated bird then flies off.

04/16/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat high to the side of the nest.

04/15/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat high to the side of the nest.

04/02/2017 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen on the nest

03/26/2017 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen on the nest.

09/25/2016 by ChrisC
A gull is in residence on the nest.No Ospreys seen or heard in the area. Looks like they have headed south.

09/24/2016 by ChrisC
Looks like three Ospreys circling high above nest. Then one adult bird on north side of river.

09/18/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen on the nest, but an adult Osprey is seen on the north side of the river close to the previous sightings of the juvenile.

09/16/2016 by ChrisC
Approaching nest viewing area I see one Osprey hovering nearby, and hear another calling. The bird hovering then flies off. The other Osprey continues to call, fly and perch in the area, finally perching on a dead tree on north side of the river. It can then be identified as a juvenile, and it flies off towards the nest and lands on it.

09/10/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first. Osprey call heard coming from juvenile perched on north side of the river. It flies off towards the nest and lands on it.

09/04/2016 by ChrisC
Juvenile moving around on the nest. No adults seen.

09/02/2016 by ChrisC
One Juvenile on the nest.

08/27/2016 by ChrisC
One Juvenile on the nest eating a fish.

08/21/2016 by ChrisC
One Juvenile on the nest. Two other Ospreys flying in the neighborhood.

08/11/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds in the nest. One adult, one juvenile.

08/07/2016 by ChrisC
Adult bird in the nest with a fish. Juvenile flies in and shares the meal, being fed and feeding itself

08/06/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds in the nest. Adult is and feeding juvenile

07/30/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds in the nest. Adult is stood up and feeding. Juvenile sat down low. Looks like adult is feeding itself at first, then the juvenile gets a few mouthfulls.

07/23/2016 by ChrisC
Adult and juvenile on nest

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
One adult and one chick on nest. Second adult arrives with fish. Feeds chick. First adult flies off. Chick now big enough to be seen clearly.

07/09/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults on the nest, male? Seems to be feeding himself. Female flies off after several minutes. Possible wing flap of chick seen.

07/04/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults on the nest, one behind reaches down into nest 1-2 times, and flies off. After a few minutes other adult flies off. Chick's wing flap seen briefly.

07/02/2016 by ChrisC
Adult on nest at first, then flies off, returning a few minutes later without fish. Chick visible momentarily.

06/26/2016 by ChrisC
One adult on nest, occasionally reaching down into it.

06/25/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest, head reaching into nest, possibly feeding self or chick(s)

06/19/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults perched in the nest, reaching down into it. Possibly feeding chick(s)

06/18/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

06/12/2016 by ChrisC
One bird on nest. A flash of white appears briefly - probable chick.

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest. Then another arrives, perches at side of nest, feeding?.

05/29/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/22/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/15/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat very low in nest - barely visible

05/08/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat fairly low in nest

05/01/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat fairly low on nest.

04/24/2016 by ChrisC
Two ospreys on nest

04/17/2016 by ChrisC
One bird on nest

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds on the nest. Nest developing slowly

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. No signs of any nest development

03/16/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

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

09/07/2015 by ChrisC
Post/nest empty at first, then one juvenile arrives.

08/30/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the post (no nest). Adult arrives after a few minutes with a fish, deposits it and flies off. Juvenile eats.

08/22/2015 by ChrisC
Nest gone, only a few sticks remain, no Osprey around

08/16/2015 by ChrisC
Remains of nest empty. Nest much reduced in size.

08/13/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile and one adult(?) on nest.

08/02/2015 by ChrisC
Adults bird at side of nest, juvenile down low. Juvenile gets up, stretches and flies off for a minute and returns

08/01/2015 by ChrisC
One bird (adult) perched on nest. Not much activity. After ~15 minutes juvenile arrives and settles down low after a few minutes.

07/26/2015 by ChrisC
One adult and 2 juveniles stood at side of nest. Both juveniles stretching wings. After about 2 minutes one juvenile flies off briefly and returns. After ~20 minutes second adult arrives with fish, deposits it and flies off. Adult and one juvenile feed. After ~10 minutes, adult flies off, gets nesting material from the river and returns.

07/19/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult sat high at the side of the nest. 1 juvenile sat low. Adult shading juvenile(s). 1 juvenile stretches wings, stands for a few minutes, then settles down low

07/16/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult sat high at the side of the nest. 2 juveniles present down low.

07/12/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult and 2 juveniles present. Young ones sat up high at first, then down low.

07/05/2015 by ChrisC
1 adult (F?) and 2 juveniles present. 1 juvenile stretching its wings

06/28/2015 by ChrisC
Adult arrives after a couple of minutes, with fish. Tears pieces off and feeds chicks. 2 chicks visible.

06/21/2015 by ChrisC
Female on nest feeding 2 chicks. Male arrives, no fish,but both adults stay on nest for a while (>10 minutes)

06/14/2015 by ChrisC
One bird in nest, head bobbing inside.

06/07/2015 by ChrisC
Two adults on the nest at first. One flies off, other seems to be feeding chicks. it settles down low, with head bobbing into nest. Eagle flying too close is seen off by the bird in the nest, who then returns to the side of the nest, occasionally reaching in.

05/17/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest

04/19/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest, quite low. Moves to side of nest stay there, perched high for several minutes.

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Female sitting on nest.

04/11/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest

04/08/2015 by osprey007
Adults working on nest.

03/28/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest

09/07/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/30/2014 by ChrisC
One adult on nest.

08/24/2014 by ChrisC
One adult on nest.

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile on nest. Feeding.

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
One adult perched on nest.

08/03/2014 by ChrisC
One adult perched on nest. Juvenile not visible, not seen for at least 40 mins.

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
One adult perched high on nest. Juvenile barely visible inside at first, then stands up. Adult flies off soon after. Then juvenile flies off for a few minutes before returning.

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
One adult to the side of the nest, one chick in nest. Another adult arrives with fish, both birds in the nest start to eat. Juvenile stretches and flaps its wings - a few hops, looks almost ready to fly.

07/06/2014 by ChrisC
One adult to the side of the nest, attending to chick(s). Occasional chick's head / wing visible as it slaps from inside the nest.

07/04/2014 by ChrisC
At least 2 birds on nest, can not see if young are present.

06/25/2014 by LibbyM

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Still sitting on nest

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Sitting on nest

07/03/2013 by rfc2616
One adult present. Nest empty.

07/03/2013 by
One adult present. Nest empty.

07/03/2013 by AlisonH
One adult present. Nest empty.

07/03/2013 by GoGoCarl
One adult present. Nest empty.

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
Checked nest with a mirror pole today. 1 egg.