Nest #4708

Nickname: Love Point
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: On pole at far end of pier on western shore of Kent Island.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 39.0351378545837
Longitude: -76.3117995228233
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by SandyR
Adult arrival 03/27/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/16/2014
Egg laying 04/16/2014 Chicks last observed 09/03/2015
Incubation initiation 04/16/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by SandyR
Adult arrival 03/27/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/14/2015
Egg laying 04/10/2015 Chicks last observed 09/25/2015
Incubation initiation 04/12/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/20/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by SandyR
Adult arrival 03/23/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/24/2016
Egg laying 05/22/2016 Chicks last observed 09/26/2016
Incubation initiation 05/24/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/01/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by SandyR
Adult arrival 03/30/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/25/2017
Egg laying 04/30/2017 Chicks last observed 09/11/2017
Incubation initiation 05/01/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/03/2017 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by SandyR
Adult arrival 03/30/2018 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

09/12/2017 by SandyR
Adult male disappeared weeks ago. Adult female last observed on September 10. Juvenile last observed in the morning of September 11. Bon Voyage!! I hope they all circumvent or otherwise avoid the hurricanes and storms south of here!

06/21/2017 by SandyR
Last week our Ospreys adorned the nest with a small blue plastic flag that was attached to a white stick about a foot long. They moved it to several locations within the nest. For most of one day it stood upright, fluttering in the wind. I hope Baby Osprey enjoyed the sight, as did we humans.

03/22/2017 by SandyR
First bird arrived on March 22, 2017.

06/12/2016 by SandyR
Long cold and wet weather periods in April and early May may have had the birds confused, as egg laying didn't occur until late May.

11/14/2015 by SandyR
Mr. and Mrs. O successfully raised and fledged three chicks this year. Though they are long gone south, and sorely missed, a Bald Eagle occasionally uses their nesting platform as a dining table. Can't wait for the return of the O's next March!

04/10/2015 by SandyR
On March 27, 2015, Mr. O. arrived and reunited with his Mrs.

04/10/2015 by SandyR
Mrs. O arrived at our platform on March 19. On March 20, she hunkered down in the middle of a snowstorm, as seen in photo.

11/04/2014 by SandyR
Platform erected on pole at far end of pier in Chesapeake Bay, on Kent Island, Stevensville, MD, in March 2013. Successfully fledged 2 birds 2013 and again in 2014

09/05/2014 by SandyR
Dad disappeared soon after fledging. Mom and one chick disappeared on or about September 2.

04/01/2014 by SandyR
Interloper challenging. Aerial dogfight! Interloper left.