Nest #553

Nickname: Cox High School athletic field
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Cox High School athletic field. Platform on top of light pole. This was the second platform placed on light pole at public school in Virginia Beach about 15 years ago. Osprey have nested here every year. May 29 - This nest appears to have been abandoned.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.88673
Longitude: -76.053747
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/01/2012 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2012 Nest failure 06/01/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/02/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/25/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Junebug
Adult arrival 03/09/2016 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 stargazer212
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/22/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Reese
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by stargazer212
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
2019 Nest Activity Report by stargazer212
Adult arrival 03/11/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/03/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/10/2019
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/10/2019 by stargazer212
This is the second year she had 2 chicks; Year before that was a nest failure.

03/22/2019 by stargazer212
ospreys are back. first observed 3/11/2019

06/28/2017 by stargazer212
Nest is active. One osprey is always in the nest now, the other nearby.

03/12/2016 by Junebug
I have seen two osprey T this nest.

05/14/2015 by Junebug
I am seeing the adults here. Hope to see chicks here. There is an empty platform nest, but an occupied one too!

03/25/2015 by Junebug
Looking at pics I took this year, it seems humans are trying to get the osprey to move to an adjacent nest with not so much trash fall. It appears to be "not working". I think they prefer the old spot.

03/25/2015 by Junebug
I will help with reporting. Adults are here.

06/02/2014 by Reese
Female appears to be feeding chicks. Very good news as this nest has failed the past two seasons.

04/22/2014 by Reese
April 22 2014 - Osprey incubating

06/15/2012 by Reese
june 15 - This nest was abondoned. went by again today to be sure. No Osprey there. Has been there about 15 years and always produced young before.