Nest #4392

Nickname: Back Bay NWR Power Pole
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: This nest is a platform on top of a power pole along the entrance road to Back Bay national Wildlife Refuge. The nest has been there for about 20 years. There was a fire on this utility pole on Thanksgiving day 2014. The osprey platform was damages and removed by Dominion Virginia Power. A separate pole and platform were installed by DVP and BBNWR on Feb 3, 2015.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.681515
Longitude: -75.91962
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 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 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/23/2014 Nestlings 2
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 Reese
Adult arrival 03/07/2015 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 02/24/2016 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/02/2018 by Charlie
All three almost ready to fledge.

06/25/2018 by Charlie
Observed three chicks being fed by two adults.

06/12/2018 by Charlie
Three chicks being fed by an adult on 06/04/2018. Two seen on 06/12/2018

04/11/2017 by Charlie
Both birds are on the nest platform.

06/02/2015 by Reese
One chick in nest as of May 29 2 to 3 weeks old

06/07/2014 by Reese
Two chicks about three weeks old - photos