Nest #4498

Nickname: Nest 32
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: nest on green navigational night marker at south entrance to Blackwalnut Harbor
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.675963
Longitude: -76.333203
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by JanR
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 JanR
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/20/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure site not checked before 20 july 2014, thus outcome unknown
2015 Nest Activity Report by JanR
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/16/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest not checked prior to 20 july 2014
2016 Nest Activity Report by JanR
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/25/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by JanR
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by JanR
Adult arrival 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

08/16/2018 by JanR
12 August 2018 bird head protruding out from nest hidden behind plaque but could not tell age, this bird then flew. Considering the activity associated with this nest all season suggests it was successful but we cannot be certain

08/16/2018 by JanR
29 July and 5 August same as 22 July

07/23/2018 by JanR
22 July 2018 female on marker railing behaving as if there is nest contents but could not see nest behind plaque

07/20/2018 by JanR
8 July 2018 male and female on marker railing, could not see nest behind plaque; 15 July 2018 same

07/02/2018 by JanR
07/01/2018 same as last week

06/30/2018 by JanR
06/24/2018 female appears to be brooding in nest, male on railing above nest largely hidden behind plaque

05/18/2018 by JanR
04/15/2018 no birds, no nest on marker

05/18/2018 by JanR
05/06/2018 one bird perched on railing, plaque prevented seeing if there is a nest or another bird below the light

08/18/2015 by JanR
08/16/2015 female and 3 fledglings sitting on railing around navigational aide

08/10/2015 by JanR
08/09/2015 two birds perched on rail around navigational aide, three large nestlings seen in nest and one flew

08/10/2015 by JanR
08/02/2015 bird perched in railing around navigational aide, could see head on one bird in nest

07/29/2015 by JanR
07/26/2015 a bird perched on rail around navigational aide, could see heads of two birds on nest eating fish - maybe nestlings?

07/20/2015 by JanR
07/18/2015 same as 7/12

07/20/2015 by JanR
07/12/2015 bird perched above nest behind aide plaque, behavior suggest nestling

07/20/2015 by JanR
05/09/2015 appeared to be bird on nest on navigational aide but most of nest and bird hidden by the aide plaque,

11/01/2013 by JanR
Possibly 3 young in this nest