Nest #461

Nickname: Mach Nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Mach Nest - Lynnhaven River at end of Little Neck.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 36.886656
Longitude: -76.103742
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/04/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/16/2013 Nest failure 06/01/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/08/2014 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2014 Nest failure 06/12/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/15/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/05/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/05/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/08/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2016 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 06/25/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2018 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/19/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/23/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/19/2018 by Reese
May 17, 2018 - Three eggs - see photo

03/19/2018 by Reese
Both adults on nest 3/19/2018

06/08/2015 by Crystal
Per Reese nest failed due to suspected Great Horned Owl predation.

05/27/2015 by Crystal
Adult acting like chicks in nest.

05/25/2015 by Reese
As of May 25 female appears to be covering chicks.

05/07/2015 by Reese
Three eggs as of May 4, 2015

05/04/2015 by Crystal
3 eggs in nest all reddish. Added perch to platform. 2 adults seen at nest.

06/19/2014 by Reese
This nest has failed for the third year in a row. Different adults each year. Reason for failure not known. This season the adults incubated for a period longer that normal, but without success.

05/31/2014 by Reese
Still incubating as of May 31. Male eating fish on pole next to nest, then takes part of flounder to the female in the nest - photos

05/22/2014 by Reese
Photo of male landing in the nest May 22

05/22/2014 by Reese
May 22 still incubating. Photo of female in tree

05/17/2014 by Reese
May 17 Osprey still incubating - photo

05/07/2014 by Reese
Still incubating as of May 7. Photo of male in tree posted.

03/28/2014 by Reese
Both Osprey in nest. Neither are banded.

03/10/2014 by Reese
Female has returned as of Mar 8 2014. Photo as of Mar 10 2014

07/03/2012 by Reese
July 2 - The single chick is about 45 to 50 days old and should fledge in the next fews days. Has been exercising its wings.

06/25/2012 by Reese
June 23 - Only one chick now in this nest.

06/12/2012 by Reese
June 11 - Chicks are now about 3 weeks old and getting their feathers.

05/28/2012 by Reese
May 28 Male arrives with a fish and feeds his two 8 to 10 day old chicks

05/23/2012 by Reese
Chick or chicks being fed by female May 23. Male sitting in tree about 100 ft from nest. See photos.