Nest #4764

Nickname: Sandy Bottom
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: This nest has been active for years. I saw a pair of osprey successfully raised the chicks in this nest every year.This year, however, the nest is not quite completely reconstruct. However, on April 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm an osprey leaved the nest. Since ut
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Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.063915
Longitude: -76.449661
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by ThumNail
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by ThumNail
Adult arrival Nestlings
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/28/2016 by ThumNail
After nest was destroyed by human on late winter, pair of osprey came back and successfully rebuild their nest. Since the location of the nest is close to busy road, it is hard to see how many chicks in the nest. As of observed, I saw at least two chicks perched on the site.

03/15/2016 by ThumNail
Nest destroyed at the end of last year. However, I saw ospreys bring sticks and try to build nest at same location. I hope they are the same pair with new nest.

04/10/2015 by ThumNail
For past three weeks, I saw both male and female were busy building their nest. Hope to see more activity, soon.

07/17/2014 by ThumNail
Today I have chance to see mom fed her chicks from below.

07/02/2014 by ThumNail
Around 18:40, so happy to see one osprey on the nest and two chicks' heads stretch out from the nest. We have at least two chicks in this nest.

05/16/2014 by ThumNail
Around 18:30 saw one osprey sat in the nest.

05/11/2014 by ThumNail
At around 10:15 saw one osprey flew off the nest picked up stick and flew back to the nest. I hope he is building rail for the hatchling.............

05/10/2014 by ThumNail
Around 09:30 saw one osprey perched close to its nest.

05/08/2014 by ThumNail
So happy to see one osprey flew into the nest around 9:30. This is the first time in awhile that I happened to be at the right place in the right time.

05/06/2014 by ThumNail
Unable to see any osprey today. Unless one in the nest stand up. Nest is high and many trees at nearby the nest are full of leaves. It is really hard to see if any of osprey perched on the nearby trees.

05/05/2014 by ThumNail
10:50 saw one osprey perched on the tree close by the nest.

04/30/2014 by ThumNail
It is hard to see if any osprey was in the nest, unless I see its head from the nest. Most of the nearby trees develop leaves. I am not unable to see if it perches on them. I will report as needed.

04/27/2014 by ThumNail
10:10 One osprey perched on the tree near the nest.

04/23/2014 by ThumNail
At 15:50 saw one osprey perched on the pole by the nest.

04/22/2014 by ThumNail
Did not see ospreys in the nest today.

04/17/2014 by ThumNail
At 9:47 one osprey perched on the tree that near by the nest. I am not sure if other one is in the nest at this time. The nest is so high up.

04/17/2014 by ThumNail
Drove by the nest, on osprey perched on the tree close to the nest. Unable to see if other was in the nest.

04/14/2014 by ThumNail
This afternoon saw one osprey flew toward the nest with fish in its talons. Later the day, saw them perched around the nest area.

04/13/2014 by ThumNail
Around 14:00 ish, I drove pass the nest and saw one osprey perched on the tree near by and other on was on the electric pole across the Hwy. Look like it was eating fish.

04/12/2014 by ThumNail
At 10:18, so happy to see both of ospreys perched on different of the pole. At 10:18, one of the osprey, flew toward and landed on top of another one, they mated. Around 10:20 male flew around the pole, female flew into the nest. Male flew and landed near by tree. So glad that I saw them at the right time. I saw them again at 14:00, female was in the nest, male perched closed by on the pole. As same as of the picture that I posted.

04/11/2014 by ThumNail
I drove by the nest, saw one osprey perched on the tree that closed to the nest. I made a U-turn and saw another osprey perched on other tree closed by the nest. Then, one osprey flew circling around the nest area. So happy to see both of them around the nest today.

04/09/2014 by ThumNail
At 12:50 one osprey was in the nest. At 16:30 one osprey was in the nest.

04/08/2014 by ThumNail
At 19:50 one osprey was in the nest.

04/05/2014 by ThumNail
At 19:30 one of the osprey sat on the pole by its nest.

04/04/2014 by ThumNail
Around 19:00, two ospreys were seen from the ground. One was in the nest while other one perched outside the nest watched me taken their pictures.

04/03/2014 by ThumNail
One osprey was at the nest around 13:25. Two osprey were in the nest around 19:30.

04/02/2014 by ThumNail
April 2, 2014 one osprey was on the nest around 16:40. I went back around 19:30 no osprey at the nest or nest area.