Nest #4401

Nickname: Princess Anne Middle School (old Kellam HS) nest
Nest substrate: Stadium lights
Nest Location Description: Nest is constructed in stadium lights overlooking the first base line on a public school baseball field.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.757744
Longitude: -76.055762
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/21/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/21/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/15/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/21/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/10/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/04/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/31/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

01/31/2017 by pammonahan
Stadium lights have been removed. Nest destroyed.

07/23/2016 by pammonahan
Chicks still returning to nest to feed.

06/26/2016 by pammonahan
One of the nestling is actively flapping wings and hopping in the nest.

06/24/2015 by pammonahan
One nestling.

06/07/2015 by pammonahan
Still possibly incubating eggs, although male brought food to the nest.

05/25/2015 by pammonahan
The female appears to be incubating eggs. She was the only Osprey present. She came off the nest briefly to defend against a Crow.

03/15/2015 by pammonahan
Mating observed.

03/07/2015 by pammonahan
One Osprey observed in nest,

06/14/2014 by pammonahan
Single chick observed in the nest. Appears healthy.

04/27/2014 by pammonahan
The male brought a fish to the female. She was not in a sharing mood and left to eat in a nearby tree.

04/20/2014 by pammonahan
At first I thought the nest was empty. Closer observation revealed an Osprey sitting deep in the nest. Reporting as egg incubation.

04/10/2014 by pammonahan
Nest has been worked on. Female flew in. Landed in nest, then flew to nearby light pole. Male observed in flight.

07/27/2013 by pammonahan
One chick still in the nest. The other chick was perched in a tree very close by. No adults present at 5:30pm.

07/24/2013 by pammonahan
I could only see one chick in the nest. Dad was in there also. Dad took off and flew circles in the vicinity, including barrel rolls and dives. Maybe to show chick how fun it is! I thought it was an awesome air show!

07/23/2013 by pammonahan
Went back late this afternoon. Two chicks in the nest. Male in nearby tree keeping watch. Female flew over and circled twice.

07/23/2013 by pammonahan
One chick still in the nest. Looks like it is just about ready to fledge, so we will see!

07/22/2013 by pammonahan
One chick and one adult in the nest. Adult flew on my approach. I sat in my car and the adult circled for about 7 minutes and then perched in a nearby tree.

07/21/2013 by pammonahan
Nest discovered late in the nesting season. Two older chicks observed in the nest. One has definitely fledged.