Nest #5266

Nickname: Lighthouse
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Back of Thoroughgood Cove near decorative lighthouse.... 3 eggs one chick survived ...flapping its wings...soon to fly off
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.889452
Longitude: -76.118159
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
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 Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 1
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 Crystal
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 Snaps
Adult arrival 03/15/2017 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 unknown reason
2018 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 05/15/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/19/2018 by Reese
May 17, 2018 - 2 chicks about 3-4 days old. There were 3 eggs in nest on April 10, 2018 not in nest today.

06/19/2017 by Snaps
We have watched this best for years..last year 3 hatchlings 2 surviving chicks...previous year 3 chicks and all survived...total failure this year never saw any chicks...adults in disarray and even today are still copulating trying to breed

07/01/2015 by Crystal
1 fledgling 50+ days old--ready to fly, female at nest, male in tree

05/27/2015 by Crystal
Could not observe nest as tide was too low.

05/04/2015 by Crystal
3 eggs (whitish), 2 adults not banded

07/17/2014 by Crystal
2 juveniles seen at nest 45-50 days old.

06/26/2014 by Crystal
One adult present 3 juveniles 4-5 weeks old. Nest platform is too small.