Nest #5743

Nest substrate: Dock Walkway
Nest Location Description: On residential dock walkway of 5743 Poplar Lane in Tred Avon River north of Bellevue Park pier.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.7068256392418
Longitude: -76.1786081891022
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Juniper
Adult arrival 04/24/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/03/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/15/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/18/2015 by Juniper
7pm - Two adults perched in nearby trees.

05/21/2015 by Juniper
4:30pm - Two adults perched in separate trees nearby. One of them called once when stepped into vicinity. No eggs present. Removed protective barrier from dock. Later on male chased out another osprey from territory.

05/15/2015 by Juniper
6:30pm - One adult perched nearby. Found shell pieces of the last egg in nest. My barrier to protect nest from land predators is still in place. Adult no longer exhibiting warning call or protective behavior of nest.

05/08/2015 by Juniper
5pm - Adult in nest and one in nearby tree. One egg destroyed in nest.

05/07/2015 by Juniper
8pm - Adult seen at nest and another in nearby tree. A fifth egg has been lain, and the other still intact. Rearrange nest at each visit to help keep them from rolling away. Adults keep breaking away edge of nest?

05/03/2015 by Juniper
6pm - After removal of platform and nest #4992, pair started creating nest on adjacent resident dock walkway. Adult observed at nest and another in nearby tree. Though 4 eggs have been lain, the poor construction of nest (and possible predator destruction) has lead to two eggs falling in water, one egg broken, and one undamaged. Residents haven't been seen this season. Constructed some fencing across walkway to help keep predators from nest.