Nest #4669

Nickname: fishing pier
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest has been there for a few years. Last year they had 2 babies.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.591073
Longitude: -77.246216
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by schmeelcke
Adult arrival 03/17/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Squirrel Girl
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/06/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/06/2014 by Squirrel Girl
I posted an activity report for the nest failure. I don't know when the failure occurred, only that on 6 July 2014, the nest was GONE. There were only about 3 or 4 sticks on the platform. I suspect it was a storm. We had some big ones in May and also more recently. Very sad. An adult osprey was sitting on a sign very near this nest, so maybe it was mom or dad.

04/05/2014 by schmeelcke
Both Osprey flying around and fishing before coming back to nest to protect it from a recent wave of unattached males flying around. This week has seen another wave of Ospreys arriving in the area.

04/05/2014 by schmeelcke
Both Osprey flying around and fishing before coming back to nest to protect it from a recent wave of unattached males flying around. This week has seen another wave of Ospreys arriving in the area.

07/14/2013 by Squirrel Girl
I visited this nest last year (I just discovered your site today) and was chatting with fishermen on the nearby dock. There was a fishing float dangling off the nest from a piece of fishing line. A guy said somebody had cast their line over the nest and two osprey got tangled in the line and were dangling in the air from the line. A ranger had to be called over and he paddled out to the nest, collected the birds and took them into the ranger building. They checked out and he returned them to the nest. When I visited (unknown when the fishing line event occurred), the nest looked good with 2 chicks and dad delivering fish to mom.