Nest #5016

Nickname: Marina Towers
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: This annually recurring nest is located on the Potomac approximately one mile down river from Reagan National Airport atop a Virginia-side channel marker at cove mouth directly in front of Marina Towers Condominium and across river from the Naval Research Lab.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.822512
Longitude: -77.041746
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Potomac
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by GM
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/23/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/10/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/10/2017 by GM
Observations at approximately 7:15 am. Female adult osprey seen on the nest. After a short time, head of one nestling observed in the nest. Female osprey left the nest briefly and returned with a branch to continue to build up the nest. Male osprey observed sitting on a nearby branch along the shore line. To date, only one nestling observed, but this could be due to the angle from which the nest was seen (from a kayak). Date of actual clutch hatching is unknown as it has been a while since this nest was observed. See photo, nestling is low and his/her head just pokes up on the left corner of the female osprey.

06/03/2017 by GM
Single osprey on nest, second osprey (likely mate) flying around the small cove near the nest.

04/18/2017 by GM
Single Osprey sighted in nest at approximately 1:45 pm today (April 18, 2017).