Nest #6128

Nickname: Hodges Cove 2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: In channel leaving HC
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.1671490106305
Longitude: -76.4111195988197
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Cove Dweller
Adult arrival 03/13/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/17/2016 Nest failure 06/22/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2017 Nest Activity Report by Cove Dweller
Adult arrival 03/27/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/26/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cove Dweller
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/21/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/23/2019
Incubation initiation 05/01/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/17/2019 Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by Cove Dweller
Adult arrival 03/20/2020 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/15/2020 Nest failure 06/23/2020
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/23/2020 by Cove Dweller
Canada Goose taken over nest.

05/26/2020 by Cove Dweller
No bird activity, nest partially destroyed

05/17/2020 by Cove Dweller
Continued incubation

04/28/2020 by Cove Dweller
Continued incubation

04/19/2020 by Cove Dweller
incubation date extrapolated from prior observation.

03/27/2020 by Cove Dweller
Nesting pair observed on rebuilt nesting platform. Arrival date extrapolated

08/23/2019 by Cove Dweller
Nestling fledged, seen with parents in trees close to nest.

08/05/2019 by Cove Dweller
1 nestlings remains, possibly 10 days to 2 weeks from fledging

07/26/2019 by Cove Dweller
1 Chick remains in re-built nest

07/23/2019 by Cove Dweller
7/21/19 found single chick swimming in water near nesting site. Chick taken out of water and transported to wildlife rehabilitator. Decision was made to attempt to re-nest chick on 7/22/19. re-nesting successful but nest was found to be in very poor condition. 7/23/19 After a night of heavy thunderstorms, chick was found dead on shoreline across the water from nest.

07/09/2019 by Cove Dweller
2 Nestlings noted

06/25/2019 by Cove Dweller
Nest Tending. Shading nestlings. Nestling(s) to small to be seen

06/11/2019 by Cove Dweller
Incubating

05/01/2019 by Cove Dweller
extrapolated date for egg laying

04/18/2019 by Cove Dweller
Pair nest tending. Possible pair moved nest to platform from live tree that was predated last year

07/05/2018 by Cove Dweller
Male observed bring nesting material into nest. Very late in season for nest building. Either he thinks he's going to get lucky or he's practicing nest building for next year

04/15/2018 by Cove Dweller
No nesting or nest building activity

06/04/2017 by Cove Dweller
Abandoned/ failed nest. Ospery's observed perching on nest but no real nesting activity

05/13/2017 by Cove Dweller
Two ospreys sitting on side of nest, no incubation observed. Nest has had some "work" done on it since last observation. Status indeterminate.

04/30/2017 by Cove Dweller
No nesting activity or birds in the area observed.

04/24/2017 by Cove Dweller
Female late arrival to nest, possible egg laying on 4/21/17, otherwise nest building

04/14/2017 by Cove Dweller
Nest Building

03/27/2017 by Cove Dweller
Single Osprey/ nest building

03/27/2017 by Cove Dweller

06/09/2016 by Cove Dweller
Osprey at side of nest squawking, No nesting activity observed two weeks ago and Osprey was gone on return trip. Status indeterminate.

05/16/2016 by Cove Dweller
Possible clutch hatching (Female sitting at edge of nest) will try to confirm later in week

04/24/2016 by Cove Dweller
Continued incubation

04/17/2016 by Cove Dweller
Egg incubation observed. Egg laying took place sometime between 4/6/16 and 4/17/16

04/06/2016 by Cove Dweller
Nest Building

03/27/2016 by Cove Dweller
Nesting Pair not seen on this trip

03/18/2016 by Cove Dweller
This is a longstanding nest, occupied for at least 6 years.