Nest #487

Nickname: Layne's Cove
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform built 2010 and occupied with a pair in 2011
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 36.887139
Longitude: -76.088586
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2015 2014 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by peggy01
Adult arrival 03/11/2012 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 Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/29/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/07/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
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
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 06/18/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by Reese
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/18/2017 by Reese
June 9, 2017 - Two eggs in nest in April, but nest failed by June 9

06/18/2015 by Crystal
Only egg shell seen in nest. Nest failure.

06/08/2015 by Crystal
2 chicks (7-10 days old). Nest platform area too small.

05/06/2015 by Reese
Three eggs as of May 4, 2015

05/04/2015 by Crystal
3 eggs in nest. 2 adults seen. Nest too small.

06/18/2014 by LibbyM
Two chicks 6 weeks old. Adult female present.

06/18/2014 by Crystal
1 adult female not banded seen at nest with 2 chicks 6 weeks old.

06/18/2014 by Reese
Two chicks 45-50 days old banded with purple leg bands 71/B and 72/B by CCB and Virginia Aquarium

03/13/2012 by peggy01
In 2010, 2 ospreys tried diligently to nest on our boat's hardtop. We believe their original nest was destroyed in an earlier storm. To deter them from the boat, we had a platform built but they refused it that season. When they returned in 2011, they immediately took to the platform, built their nest. We watched them hunt and raise their several chicks. Now, in the Spring 2012, they are back!