Nest #525

Nickname: Loblolly
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: On the eastern branch of the Corrotoman River.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.717165454277
Longitude: -76.4363288497925
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival 03/18/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/27/2012 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 06/09/2012 Nest failure 06/13/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2013 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival 03/10/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/21/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/21/2013 Nest failure 06/03/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival 03/14/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/28/2014
Egg laying 04/23/2014 Chicks last observed 08/15/2014
Incubation initiation 04/23/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/03/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival 03/09/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/20/2015
Egg laying 04/12/2015 Chicks last observed 08/31/2015
Incubation initiation 04/19/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2015 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival 03/19/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/09/2017 Nest failure 05/22/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/13/2013 by Shirley
Believe that the 2012 pair returned this year. The nest failed in early June last year, and around the same time in 2013.

06/21/2012 by Shirley
Incubation behavior started June 9, but during a heavy rainstorm on June 12 there were no parents on the nest for several hours during a rainstorm. By the 13th it was clear that there were no longer any viable nestlings. We suspect that either the parents abandoned the babies, or that they were taken by another raptor.

03/29/2012 by Shirley
Last week it seemed as if other ospreys were trying to take over the nest - we had five birds in all putting on an amazing display of aerobatics for about an hour. This week, the original pair seems to have settled in and nest building has continued.

03/18/2012 by Shirley
Pair of ospreys on and around nest, adding twigs. Most of last years nest had disappeared over the winter.

03/15/2012 by Shirley
Previous platform, which had never been used, was replaced in 2011, with a taller post, and further from the shore. We had our first nest in 2011, and suspect that this was a first year breeding pair, as they nested later than other ospreys in the nearby area. March 10 2012 - Single osprey sitting on platform and calling.