Nest #4846

Nickname: I 64 West MM 259
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: It can be seen by I 64. However, there is no place to stop for me to report clearly that there are any eggs. I saw two ospreys perched at and in the nest at this time. This nest is active right now.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.0855432504897
Longitude: -76.4547160142102
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by ThumNail
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/19/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Turkey vulture took over nest site

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/13/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:38 AM - Osprey at cell tower. 52°F

07/28/2016 by ThumNail
Osprey never come back due to large wake of turkey vulture took over the nest site.

04/10/2015 by ThumNail
I think this nest is a failure due to black vultures were/are rooting on the utility pole. At this time, I do not see any osprey at the pole at all. Hope they find new place to build the nest without any interruption.

07/17/2014 by ThumNail
I am not sure if this nest still active. I drove on I 64 and saw so many black vultures around the nest.

05/10/2014 by ThumNail
Drove on I 64 W saw one osprey flew over the nest.

05/06/2014 by ThumNail
Drove past the nest around 20:15, saw one osprey was in the nest. Other one flew around and perched at the nest.

05/05/2014 by ThumNail
09:50 saw one osprey perched beside its nest.

04/30/2014 by ThumNail
At 15:50 drove past the nest via I 64, saw one osprey in the nest.

04/27/2014 by ThumNail
At 10:15 two ospreys were in the nest. A little while later, one flew away. Around 11:35 saw one osprey flew around the area.

04/23/2014 by ThumNail
Drove pass the nest via I 64W in late morning, did not see any osprey today.

04/21/2014 by ThumNail
Visited the nest in late evening around 19:15, saw one osprey got up from the nest and perched on the pole. It was nice to see at least one osprey today.

04/17/2014 by ThumNail
I found the way to see this nest from the ground today. This pole is located close to Saunders Elementary school in Newport News. There is nice opened field from school toward the tower. I saw one osprey flew and tried to chase crows and black vultures away from the nest. I couldn't see if another one was in the nest due to sun shone in my eyes.

04/16/2014 by ThumNail
It is hard for me to report this nest. The pole locates by I 64. There is no place to stop to watch it properly. I will try to report as I travel past the nest. I've seen ospreys in this nest every year.