Nest #5066

Nickname: Chimney Lookout II
Nest substrate: rooftop chimney
Nest Location Description: Kingsmill Resort Graves's Ordinary
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.2241140862182
Longitude: -76.6633190932541
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by JTucker
Adult arrival 03/15/2015 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by JTucker
Adult arrival 03/29/2014 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2014 Nest failure 06/30/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure no feeding behavior
2015 Nest Activity Report by SueM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/10/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/08/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2015 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by SueM
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/16/2017
Incubation initiation 05/18/2017 Nest failure 08/23/2017
Clutch hatching 06/24/2017 Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2016 Nest Activity Report by SueM
Adult arrival 03/11/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/04/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/14/2016 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by SueM
Adult arrival 03/13/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/08/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/19/2018
Incubation initiation 04/02/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2018 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by SueM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/16/2017
Incubation initiation 05/18/2017 Nest failure 08/23/2017
Clutch hatching 06/24/2017 Reason for nest failure adult abandonment

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by JTucker

03/13/2018 by SueM
Male and Female Osprey observed perched together on Bldg 7 chimney

08/26/2017 by SueM
Observed female perched beside nest. Did not see or hear chick. Assume chick has died. Successful nest building, egg laying and hatch were very late in the 2017 season.

08/16/2017 by SueM
C Jacobson reported to me that she saw female on nest on 8/16. Chick was screaming. Female was looking around, calling softly (for her mate?). No sighting of male. Female flew off, chick went silent.

08/07/2017 by SueM
Female perched on side of nest, one chick’s head visible in nest

06/24/2017 by SueM
Female on nest, tearing food for at least one chick. Cannot see chick. Female had wings outstretched to shelter chick from sun.

05/31/2017 by SueM
Female still incubating

05/18/2017 by SueM
Incubating female observed

04/20/2017 by SueM
Pair alternating nests attempts between the 2 chimneys on Building 6. Three Nests fell apart due to weather (wind) and due to human-installed chimney top devices impeding nest building. Fourth nest attempt was successful.

06/28/2016 by SueM
Three chicks in nest. Parents not in nest

06/14/2016 by SueM
Three chicks visible in nest. Mature female has wings outstretched, sheltering the two smaller chicks from the sun.

06/11/2016 by SueM
Mature female and three chicks visible in nest. Female tearing apart food, feeding to two chicks. The third chick, at the far end of the nest,flaps its wings 30 times.

06/07/2016 by SueM
Roofing contractors still on site. Female Osprey has wings outstretched, three chicks heads visible in nest.

06/06/2016 by SueM
Roofing crew with bucket truck on site. Foreman takes bucket truck above chimney top. Mature female and three chicks visible in nest

06/05/2016 by SueM
Female Osprey with wings outstretched sheltering two chicks.

05/28/2016 by SueM
Male flies off the nest, femal remains with wings outstretched to shelter chicks from blazing sun, Two chick heads visible from Pettus House.

05/24/2016 by SueM
Female perched on side of nest, one chick's head visibel

05/14/2016 by SueM
Two mature osprey perched on the sides of the nest - feeding chicks?

03/30/2016 by SueM
One Osprey sitting in the nest

03/20/2016 by SueM
Nest has more sticks than my previous visit

03/17/2016 by SueM
Nest building continues. Nest now covers half of the chimney top

03/11/2016 by SueM
Observed nest building - one osprey flew off the chimney top and returned at 3-5 minute intervals with a stick for the new nest. Previous year's nest was removed from the chimney.

11/15/2014 by JTucker

06/30/2014 by JTucker
Never have seen feeding behavior Deem nest unsuccessful

06/11/2014 by JTucker
1 bird in nest, 1 bird on side of nest

05/30/2014 by JTucker
Female sitting up to side of nest. No bobbing observed (as if feeding).

05/26/2014 by JTucker
Female sitting up, stretched wings. Male came to visit, looked in the nest, flew off.

05/21/2014 by JTucker
Female sitting up in nest. Then perched on edge of nest, stretching. Turned head to look around. What is this behavior: flutters tongue with mouth open (but not calling)?

04/23/2014 by JTucker
Female looks around with head up from inside nest. Male visits nest, perched on side.

04/18/2014 by JTucker
Female in nest in flat back posture.

03/29/2014 by JTucker
Informed by friend that nest has been built and is occupied by a pair.