Nest #569

Nickname: GlebeGut
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest in dead pine. Established for several years.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.2131
Longitude: -76.73722
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/15/2012 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/10/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/04/2012
Incubation initiation 04/10/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/13/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/19/2013 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2013 Nest failure 06/13/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/14/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/13/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/15/2014
Incubation initiation 04/12/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/18/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/28/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/28/2015 Nest failure 05/17/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/12/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/07/2016 Nest failure 06/18/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/26/2017 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/06/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. Duck blind empty.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
Dead tree on opposite side of road empty. Pair of Osprey perched on roof nearby duck blind. Sticks on roof (camouflage?) but no nest.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
Dead tree on opposite side of road empty. Female Osprey perched on another dead tree behind it.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. Sticks remain, but still no nest developed.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road at first. Later, tree is empty.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. Sticks remain, but still not a nest.

04/29/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. A few more stick present but still not a nest.

04/23/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road.

04/22/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. Male arrives with small stick, but drops it. A few stick in the tree but not a nest. One of the branches in the tree has fallen during the week.

04/16/2017 by ChrisC
Male Osprey on dead tree on opposite side of road. A few sticks present, possible re-build?

04/15/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey perched on dead tree on opposite side of the road. No re-build activity noticed.

04/09/2017 by jude
Let's hope they rebuild. This has been a productive pair for many years. I hope the storm doesn't prevent them from nesting this year. They still have time...

04/09/2017 by ChrisC
Main trunk of the tree and the nest have been destroyed (presumably in storms of 4/6). Only one dead and fragile looking trunk of the tree remains. Female Osprey perched on this with a sick on her talons. Possible re-build?

04/02/2017 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys perched in and next to the nest.

04/01/2017 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys perched next to the nest.

03/26/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, flies off and joins another in nearby tree.

03/17/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first. Three Ospreys flying overhead. Later one Osprey lands on nest briefly.

03/12/2017 by ChrisC
Female Osprey perched next to nest for extended period

03/11/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest. Flies off, joins another flying nearby.

08/21/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/11/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/06/2016 by ChrisC
Male perched next to nest, female perched in dead tree 10 yards away.

07/30/2016 by ChrisC
One adult on the nest, other perched 10 yards away.

07/23/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
One adult on the nest

07/09/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen in nest, adult female perched in nearby dead tree.

07/04/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen on nest

06/26/2016 by ChrisC
Adult male and female on nest at first. Male flies of with his fish. Female flies off soon after. Neither return while observing.

06/25/2016 by ChrisC
Female perched next to nest at first, then flies off to join male in tree about 300 yards away. Stays there for at least 15-20 minutes!

06/18/2016 by ChrisC
Female sat up to the side of the nest. No chicks seen.

06/12/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/29/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/22/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/15/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/08/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in nest.

05/01/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest.

04/24/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing at first, then one Osprey perches nearby. Later female next to nest, male arrives, copulation, male flies off to get sticks.

04/17/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing on nest (motorbike parked at base of tree), one osprey perched nearby.

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing on nest, 3 osprey performing aerial acrobatics / chases nearby.

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
Female next to nest

03/13/2016 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the nest for at least 20 minutes, in spite of eagles nearby.

03/12/2016 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen. Female on nest, male in nearby tree eating fish.

03/06/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey flying nearby.

09/06/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One Osprey soaring above.

08/22/2015 by ChrisC
Adult female perched in tree on opposite side of the road, preening.

08/16/2015 by ChrisC
Adult female perched in nearby tree, adult male perched in tree on opposite side of the road.

08/13/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/02/2015 by ChrisC
One bird visits nest briefly

08/01/2015 by ChrisC
Adult female perched next to nest (~6 ft away). Stays there for at least 30 minutes.

07/26/2015 by ChrisC
Adult female perched next to nest (~6 ft away). Stays there for at least 30 minutes.

07/05/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/28/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/21/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Female in nearby tree.

06/14/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

06/07/2015 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty.

05/25/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty for 15-20 minutes observation period. Pair of birds perched in tree about 80 yards away for a while.

05/17/2015 by ChrisC
Female perched next to the nest for 10-15 minutes

04/30/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on nest - very low!!

04/28/2015 by ChrisC
One bird (Female) on nest - very low!! Incubating

04/26/2015 by ChrisC
Female on nest, not particularly low (may be the angle).

04/19/2015 by ChrisC
Female on nest, not very low. Male arrives with nest material, arranges it & flies off. Female moves to side of nest, then flies off to get nesting material, settling back on the nest. Male returns, copulation takes place. He flies off.

04/19/2015 by bruceg
Adult sitting on nest

04/17/2015 by ChrisC
Female bird perched near the nest.

04/12/2015 by ChrisC
Female bird perched on edge of nest.

04/07/2015 by osprey007
Osprey sitting on nest

04/05/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched on edge of nest. Other perched nearby

03/28/2015 by ChrisC
Male perched in the nest. Later 2 birds briefly on nest.

03/08/2015 by ChrisC
Female perched in the nest.

08/29/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/24/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
One juvenile on nest. Flies off on my approach.

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
One juvenile perched nearby. Flies off, and returns to nearby tree.

08/03/2014 by ChrisC
One juvenile in nest, one perched nearby. Nearby one flies off. Other remains on the nest.

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
One juvenile in nest, one perched nearby. Nearby one flies off briefly then returns.

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
One juvenile in nest, other perched just above. Female nearby, male in nearby tree. Juvenile perched above flies off and around for a couple of minutes then returns to the nest. Shortly after, male delivers fish which the 1st juvenile starts to eat. A few minutes later male delivers another fish giving the 2nd juvenile a meal. Successful parenting!

07/06/2014 by ChrisC
Two chicks in nest, female to the side. Male delivers fish then flies off.

07/04/2014 by ChrisC
Female visible on nest. Occasional head/wings popping up from inside.

06/29/2014 by ChrisC
One adult and two chicks visible in nest (see photo)

06/15/2014 by ChrisC
One adult on the nest, standing, possible 2 chicks visible.

06/08/2014 by ChrisC
One adult on the nest, appears to be shading the chick(s). One chick visible.

06/01/2014 by ChrisC
Female on nest, male to the side. Female flies off, Male moves to nest after 2-3 mins. Female returns to nest after about 5 minutes and displaces Male at the center. Seems to shade the chicks. Male then flies off and returns with nesting material.

05/23/2014 by ChrisC
Both birds on nest at first. Appear to be feeding chicks - no young visible. One bird flies off, returning several minutes later to perch nearby.

05/22/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest. Sat slightly higher than last few weeks. Head bobbing down occasionally - possible chicks.

05/18/2014 by ChrisC
One bird in nest, definitely attending to something in the nest, head up and down. Then settles low - still eggs to incubate?. Other bird in nearby tree.

05/11/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest.

04/26/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest.

04/15/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low on nest. Other perched in tree next to it. Probable incubation.

04/12/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest. Other perched next to it, then flies off. Bird in nest remains, sitting low down - possible incubation.

04/06/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest.

03/30/2014 by ChrisC
Pair perched next to nest

03/24/2014 by ChrisC
Female next to nest, Male perched in dead tree 10 yards away.

03/14/2014 by ChrisC
Pair seen in/around the nest - Male bringing nesting material

03/12/2014 by TK
One osprey viewed in the tree

03/09/2014 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen perched nearby, flies off on approach.

08/24/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/04/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. Nothing seen nearby

07/28/2013 by ChrisC
Nothing seen either in or near the nest.

07/21/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. Adult nearby on fallen tree in river

07/14/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. Adult in tree nearby

07/05/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty. Nothing seen nearby

06/30/2013 by ChrisC
Adult bird perched near site of newly re-built nest.

06/30/2013 by LibbyM
Nest partially rebuilt. Adult osprey perched nearby.

06/23/2013 by ChrisC
Attempt to rebuild in remaining part of tree. Adult bird perched nearby.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Nest blown out in storm. 2 adults present at tree today.

06/14/2013 by TK
One lone adult in the tree looking over the spot where the nest had been a day ago. Nest lost due to storm around 5 p.m. June 13, 2013

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult feeding young

05/19/2013 by ChrisC
One bird (F) low in the nest. Male arrives with food. Female starts feeding chick(s).

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
One adult brooding young.

05/12/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

04/28/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest, male perched in nearby tree. Eagle comes close, perches nearby and is mobbed by the male.

04/27/2013 by ChrisC
Apr 21 - One bird low in the nest, male perched in nearby tree.

04/18/2013 by ChrisC
One bird perched low in nest. Other perched in nearby tree, then next to nest.

04/15/2013 by ChrisC
13 Apr - One bird perched low in nest - possibly incubating. Other near side of nest, and then on nearby tree.

04/07/2013 by ChrisC
7 Apr - Nest empty. After about 10 mins saw an eagle soaring around the nest. Ospreys were nearby. 6 Apr - One bird perched near side of nest, other nearby, then joins her.

03/31/2013 by ChrisC
Looks like the male is in the nest with the female perched just outside.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults present at nest.

03/18/2013 by ChrisC
This weekend both male and female birds have been active in and around the nest.

08/11/2012 by ChrisC
One juvenile in nest, another perches a few feet away.

08/04/2012 by ChrisC
One then two juveniles perched near the nest. At one point one briefly visits the nest. Others (parents / sibling?) circling around nearby.

07/29/2012 by ChrisC
All 3 juveniles perched in nearby trees. One later visits the nest briefly

07/28/2012 by ChrisC
Juveniles flying nearby and perched near the nest (2 seen). None in the nest when observed.

07/22/2012 by ChrisC
Juveniles in and around the nest. At one point all 3 in the nest. Parent brings a fish which is eaten by one of the birds as the others look on.

07/21/2012 by ChrisC
Juveniles in and around the nest. Perched nearby and attempting to fish.

07/14/2012 by ChrisC
All chicks in and out of the nest, flying around and perching within a few hundred yards. Nest empty at times.

07/11/2012 by ChrisC
Jul 10 - Two chicks out of the nest. One still inside with female. Male in tree about 50 yards away. Three chicks for sure. Jul 7 - Four birds in the nest at first. One/two fly off leaving 2 visible juveniles.

07/01/2012 by ChrisC
Jul 1 - Four birds in the nest! Looks like 1 adult female and 3 juveniles? (See photo) Jun 24 - Chicks not visible. Female at side of nest, then flies off, returning to perch nearby.

06/17/2012 by ChrisC
Jun 9 - Female perched on side of nest, shading chicks. Two chicks visible. Jun 17 - Adult birds flying around, and doing some maintenance on the nest. Chicks quite large. Two visible.

06/03/2012 by ChrisC
Jun 2 - Female flies off as I approach, returns 5 mins later with stick. Perches back on nest. Jun 3 - Nest vacant at first, and remains so for about 10-15 mins. Female returns with fish and starts eating it. Not seen feeding chicks. She then flies off again and returns a few minutes later. Concerned at what this might mean for the chicks, but then she perches back on nest, and 2 chicks are seen.

05/27/2012 by ChrisC
Male has been bringing fish over the last few days. Female feeding the chicks and herself. Occasionally male has flown off with the fish. Female seems to be shading the chicks from the sun. Chicks still not visible from below.

05/20/2012 by ChrisC
May 16 - Female sat off to the side of the nest with head bobbing down into it. Then settles down low on nest. May 19 - Female perched on side of nest, male about 2 feet away. Male flies off and returns about 10 mins later - feeding chicks? May 20 - Female on nest, male delivers fish, she tears it up. No chicks visible.

05/13/2012 by ChrisC
Not much change in activity over that last 2 weeks, with one bird sat low in nest. On May 12th noisy activity nearby seemed to disturb the birds. Male(?) flying around keeping his eye on things. Female(?) left nest for about 10 minutes at one point. May 13th Noticed the bird on the nest bobbing its head down regularly. Possibly dealing with chicks? Other bird (male?) landed on the nest for 3-4 minutes and flew off again.

04/28/2012 by ChrisC
After not observing for 2 weeks. noticed bird sitting low on nest, presumably incubating. Partner perched nearby. This was on April 21st. Similar behavior seen today (28th ).

03/30/2012 by ChrisC
Photographed on the nest

03/25/2012 by ChrisC
Birds observed on nest, but still pretty skittish. Will fly off if bicycles or pedestrians pass within 50 yards.

03/18/2012 by ChrisC
Pair of Ospreys nearby, but only occasionally on the nest.