Nest #5014

Nickname: Osprey Nest at K30
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest is located at marker K30 on Colonial Parkway across the road from Spreading Gospel Farm. The nest is in a topped loblolly pine tree very close to the road.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.2142097370239
Longitude: -76.7235611487794
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 04/18/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/05/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 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 ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/12/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/12/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/06/2016
Incubation initiation 04/17/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/29/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 04/02/2017 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/09/2017 Nest failure 04/22/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/24/2018 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2018 Nest failure 05/13/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2019 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/28/2019 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/14/2019 Nest failure 06/08/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/30/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. Nest empty

06/23/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. Nest empty. Assume abandoned

06/16/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/13/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. Nest empty

05/18/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest. Other in nearby tree. Motorbike motorcade passes and both fly off, circling the nest.

05/12/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest

05/05/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest. Other nearby

05/04/2019 by ChrisC
Nest observed to be empty during "pedal the parkway".

04/27/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/21/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest. Other in nearby tree

04/14/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest. Other (male) arrives, stays a few minutes then flies off.

04/07/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen on the nest. Osprey heard nearby.

04/06/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest. Flies off and returns with nesting material

03/30/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

03/28/2019 by ChrisC
Female perched in nearby tree, male brings nesting material to the nest.

03/23/2019 by ChrisC
Male and Female Osprey seen together in nearby tree (less than 100yds away)

07/08/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby.

06/24/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby.

06/17/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby.

05/28/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby.

05/26/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey briefly on nest, flies off as I ride by.

05/20/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby. Looks like its been abandoned.

05/19/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. No Osprey nearby.

05/13/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty at 8:30am and at 5:00pm. No Osprey nearby. Smaller birds on the nest at one point. Doesn't look good.

05/05/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty during "pedal the parkway" - several people and bikes nearby. Later, female sat low on nest, male in nearby tree.

04/29/2018 by ChrisC
Male Osprey sat low on nest. Female flies around and perches in nearby tree.

04/28/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest.

04/22/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey (male?) sat lowish on nest. Other (female) in nearby tree

04/21/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat lowish on nest. Other in nearby tree

04/14/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Female perched in nearby tree, male flying around.

04/08/2018 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey on the nest (photo)

04/01/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey briefly on the nest. After a few minutes, it flies off to a nearby tree

03/31/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey briefly on the nest. Flies off as eagle goes by. Two Osprey circling for a while. Male comes back to nest with nesting material.

03/25/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey then briefly two on the nest. Disturbed by car pulling up under the tree!

03/24/2018 by ChrisC
Male Osprey seen flying away from the nest. Female perched in nearby (favorite) tree.

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
Male and female perched in nearby tree.

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat next to nest at first. Flies off to nearby tree.

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Female Osprey in nearby tree.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty, Two Osprey in nearby tree.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty, Osprey seen flying nearby.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat low in nest. Bicycles go by and she flies off and joins the male in a nearby tree.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat low in nest. A car stops near the nest and she flies off.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
Female on edge of nest as I cycle up, after I pass, she leaves and perches in nearby tree, leaving the nest empty.

05/06/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

04/29/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Male Osprey in nearby tree.

04/23/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, then female arrives, and settles down sat quite low.

04/22/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey perched to the side of the nest. Male not seen.

04/16/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat low in nest. Male perched in nearby tree.

04/15/2017 by ChrisC
Male Osprey on nest - low. Female in nearby tree preening. After a few minutes she rejoins the male on the nest.

04/09/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat quite low on the nest. Male joins her after a few minutes.

04/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, then male Osprey brings a small stick for the nest. He is soon joined by the female.

03/26/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey seen on the nest

03/17/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first. Ospreys nearby. Then Female lands on nest and calls

09/10/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

09/02/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/27/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/21/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/11/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/08/2016 by CB
Have been gone most of July. When I got to nest, It was empty but I heard a distress call. and an osprey burst out of pine trees behind the nest by the water.

08/07/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Ospreys nearby

08/06/2016 by ChrisC
Juvenile on nest alone eating a fish. Adult flies by.

07/30/2016 by ChrisC
Juvenile on nest. Adult bird perched nearby.

07/23/2016 by ChrisC
Adult female and juvenile on nest

07/17/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Adult female and juvenile in a tree in the shade about 50 yards away. Juvenile flies off, returning several minutes later.

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
7:15am: Juvenile on nest. Eagle in nearby tree flies off as I approach. Female Osprey from another nearby tree chases it, then returns to the nest. Shortly after, juvenile flies off for several minutes then returns. 1:30: Female adult on nest, juvenile not seen for over15 minutes.

07/09/2016 by ChrisC
Juvenile in nest, adult female perched nearby. She flies off to intercept an eagle and returns a few minutes later.

07/04/2016 by ChrisC
Female and juvenile on the nest.

07/02/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults and juvenile on nest at first. Male flies off. Female has a fish. Feeds herself, then the juvenile. She is disturbed and flies off with the fish.

06/26/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest. Occasional wing flap from juvenile seen.

06/25/2016 by ChrisC
Male next to nest, female and juvenile in the nest. Male flies off, female is feeding herself.

06/18/2016 by ChrisC
Female perched to side of nest. One juvenile clearly visible.

06/12/2016 by ChrisC
Female sat upright to side of nest. Male close by in tree flies off, circles and lands on nest. One fairly large juvenile clearly seen. Possibly one other.

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
Female sat upright on nest. One chick visible.

05/29/2016 by ChrisC
Female sat on nest wings spread, shading. A closer look reveals one chick present.

05/22/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds on nest, seen from a distance. As I approach a car parks directly underneath the nest tree disturbing both birds. Male flies away, female circles around for a minute or so then perches on edge of nest. When the car drives off, the female settles down low, and the male returns with nesting material.

05/15/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/08/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest

05/01/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest.

04/24/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

04/17/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest. Male in tree 50 yards away.

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
Female on nest

03/16/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing on nest, one Osprey flying around.

03/12/2016 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen. Female on nest, male on nearby branch eating fish.

08/30/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/23/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/16/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/13/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/02/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty at 6:15am

08/01/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

07/26/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/19/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

07/16/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

07/12/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile in the nest. Occasionally standing up and stretching his wings, and calling out. Adult not seen in over 30 minutes, then arrives, deposits fish and flies off.

07/11/2015 by ChrisC
1 juvenile in the nest.

07/05/2015 by ChrisC
Female perched to the side of the nest. No chicks visible.

06/28/2015 by ChrisC
Female perched just above nest. One chick just visible.

06/21/2015 by ChrisC
Female on nest. No chicks visible.

06/14/2015 by ChrisC
Female on nest, appears to be shading chick(s)

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Female sitting on nest. Male nearby.

04/07/2015 by osprey007
Osprey busy restoring nest.

03/16/2015 by osprey007
No 2015 activity at this nest to date.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Two osprey at nest site while driving towards Jamestown, but when driving back towards Williamsburg one hour later, no osprey observed anywhere close to nest.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Nest seems to have been abandoned. No osprey in site.

05/08/2014 by osprey007
Female incubating. Male close by.