Nest #558

Nickname: Parkway
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest first built in 2012
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.216212
Longitude: -76.747873
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by TK
Adult arrival 03/04/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/23/2012
Incubation initiation 04/06/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by TK
Adult arrival 03/09/2013 Nestlings 2
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/05/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/18/2013
Incubation initiation 04/06/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/12/2013 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/02/2014 by ChrisC
No nest this season

04/20/2014 by ChrisC
One bird occasionally perched on the tree, but no nest building.

04/04/2014 by ChrisC
Pair of birds seen perched on the tree this week.

03/30/2014 by ChrisC
Nothing seen over last week. Nothing remains of old nest.

03/12/2014 by TK
One of the pair has arrived at the tree

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No adults present

09/01/2013 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Solitary Osprey flying along river.

08/24/2013 by ChrisC
Nest tree visited briefly by one bird - couldn't tell if it was adult or juvenile.

08/19/2013 by ChrisC
One juvenile perched near nest. Flies off as walk by.

08/11/2013 by ChrisC
One juvenile on nest. Flies off when walk by.

08/04/2013 by ChrisC
One bird (juvenile?) on nest at first, then flies off.

08/03/2013 by ChrisC
Nest and tree empty. Half dozen Osprey circling around nearby and screeching

07/28/2013 by ChrisC
Nest and tree empty. Later, juvenile seen perched on nest tree

07/21/2013 by ChrisC
Juvenile perched in nest tree. Often flying off , no adults seen.

07/14/2013 by ChrisC
Nest and tree empty. Later, 1 adult, 1 juvenile in and around the nest.

07/05/2013 by ChrisC
Juvenile is out of the nest. First perched on the edge of nest, then perched on branch above it. One adult is perched on another branch. The other joins them occasionally.

06/30/2013 by ChrisC
Both adults present. One adult bring fish and feeds one chick. Looks like the other one hasn't survived. Jun 29 - Adult perched higher in tree, Only one chick visible.

06/23/2013 by ChrisC
Adult bird feeding 2 chicks; then perches nearby with chicks clearly visible (see pictures)

06/01/2013 by TK
It looks like papa had chick duty this morning. One chick was spreading it's wings and the other kept close to dad.

05/27/2013 by ChrisC
One and both birds in/near the nest Feeding chick - possibly 2 chicks visible.

05/19/2013 by ChrisC
One (F) in the nest, occasionally shuffling and re-arranging. Other (M) visiting with food. Later Female in the nest, sat up to the side.

05/12/2013 by ChrisC
Nothing unusual seen yesterday, but today both adult birds at the nest, with one (F) to the side feeding a chick!

05/02/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/27/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/15/2013 by ChrisC
Female? perched low on nest. Male joins her - nest maintenance & flies off. Female settles down low again

04/07/2013 by ChrisC
7 Apr - Female? still low in nest. Not moving much. 6 Apr - Presumably female perched low on nest. Male nearby, flying around and bringing nesting material. Incubating?

03/31/2013 by ChrisC
Mar 28 - Female on nets. Male joins her briefly - 'courtship'

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult in nest.

03/11/2013 by TK
3/11/13 I've been waiting impatiently for my favorite pair to return. A few other osprey have been here for over a week now and I was beginning to get worried! Luckily this year, they are coming back to a nest that is still intact (and one along the parkway that the eagles haven't been hanging out at over the past few months)

03/10/2013 by ChrisC
9&10 Mar: Female perched above the nest

09/10/2012 by TK
Going for a ride down the Parkway isn't the same with JR and most of the other ospreys not there any longer.

08/15/2012 by TK
Juvenile in the nest, settling down for the evening

08/04/2012 by TK
Nest empty at first, then (about an hour later) the juvenile is perched on a branch a few feet away.

07/24/2012 by TK
I hope no one minds, but I deleted the photo showing the two nestlings since one didn't make it.

07/23/2012 by TK
I'm guessing Jr has probably flown before today, but he took a short flight just so I could be sure-gone from nest about 5 minutes or so! This is the first time I haven't seen one of the adults nearby.

07/22/2012 by TK
I've seen Jr. perched on the side of the nest and watched him (or her) climb along a limb, but have not personally witnessed a flight yet.

07/14/2012 by TK
Female and juvenile perched near the nest.

07/04/2012 by TK
Single chick now out of the nest and stretching his wings!

07/01/2012 by TK
Single chick in nest stretching its wings (photo). Female also in nest. Male perched nearby

06/27/2012 by TK
Only one chick in nest :( Playing peekaboo this morning. Every time I'd try to take a photo, it would duck down. I turned to go back to the car and would look back and it's stretching it's wings. Mom and dad will leave the nest for a bit, but won't go very far.

06/17/2012 by TK
The birds are a little shy this weekend. Adults leaving nest. F returns, one chick clearly visible (photo)

05/28/2012 by TK
Mom and Dad finally decided to show the babies off! There are at least 2 not sure if there is a 3rd one this year or not.

05/27/2012 by TK
Pair sat on or near nest. Chicks now visible, can't see how many. Female appears to be shading the chicks from the sun.

05/20/2012 by TK
"May 19 - Female sat off to the side of nest, then later settled low. May 20 - Female high on nest, calling. Possible chicks present?"

04/11/2012 by TK
Not a lot going on today, papa's got egg duty, but Ma's not far away.

04/02/2012 by TK
New picture not a great one, but a juvenile bald eagle got too close to the nest and is being chased away

03/29/2012 by TK
The nest is coming along pretty good, latest photo March 29

03/16/2012 by TK
I can't be sure, but I think this is a pair that nested in a tree about 50 ft. away last year. That tree was the only one in the whole group of trees that went down during Hurricane Irene last year. The first photo was on March 11 and the second one today, March 16.