Nest #4168

Nickname: HOsprey #3
Nest substrate: Industrial Pipe Bridge
Nest Location Description: Nest located in pipe bridge north of Industrial Street near
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.304942
Longitude: -77.270232
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by tyates
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/26/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unsure if ever had chicks, adults have left the nest

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Nesting Diaries

08/06/2013 by tyates
Nest still abandoned.

07/26/2013 by tyates
Third observation of no activity at this nest. I have listed it as abandoned. There were no known chicks although one adult was seen regularly on the nest earlier this summer.

07/19/2013 by tyates
Second observation in a row that I have seen no direct activity in or at the nest. There are lots more birds flying around the area than I normally see so perhaps I just have bad timing with this one. It is unusual though.

07/05/2013 by tyates
Saw no adults on the nest and still no evidence of chicks. An adult flew by with a fish and landed on some elevated hand rails and began to eat the fish. It landed about 20-23 yds from the nest. Not sure if coincidence or it is one of the adults from this nest. Not sure why it did not go back to nest. Observation was about noon and not the typical 5-6pm time.

06/28/2013 by tyates
Was glad to see one adult, the very verbal one, sitting on the nest. Another adult was flying in circles nearby. Still lots of interest in something in the nest but no sign of chicks yet. I did get video but no new pictures.

06/21/2013 by tyates
Observed the nest for 15-20 minutes. I never saw an adult or chicks. Usually there is at least one adult tending the nest. Nest is very high and I cannot see into the nest.

06/14/2013 by tyates
Only one adult observed on the nest. Was calling a lot as if agitated or calling for mate. No chicks are visible still. Nest is deep and cannot see from vantage point.

05/31/2013 by tyates
Observed two adults on the nest. One flew away as I approached. The second remained on the nest.