Nest #6313

Nickname: Pam and Jim's Place
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Gill's Cove
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 36.8698733794301
Longitude: -76.0768334735412
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Lissa
Adult arrival 04/20/2016 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 Lissa
Adult arrival 03/27/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/10/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/12/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Lissa
Adult arrival 03/30/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2018
Egg laying 04/19/2018 Chicks last observed 10/10/2018
Incubation initiation 04/19/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Lissa
Adult arrival 03/16/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/11/2019
Egg laying 04/01/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/02/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/02/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by Lissa
Eggs laid, April 19th.

07/11/2019 by Lissa
As with last year, the initial osprey had a fight for the nest (March 18). 3 eggs were laid. Only two chicks made it. Both appear to be females. Reese Banded them...See note below.

06/21/2019 by Reese
June 20, 2019 banded two chicks with purple bands 75/D and 76/D. See photos.

06/29/2018 by Reese
Banded two nestlings on June 27 with purple bands 38/D and 39/D. See photos.

06/07/2018 by Lissa
June 7th, mom feeding two chicks. Can barely see their bobble heads above the nest.

05/23/2018 by Lissa
About March 25 there appeared to be a pair on the nest. But they didn’t seem happy with one another. On March 28th an osprey dove down and attached one on the nest, throwing it into the water and tried repeatedly to drown it. This went on for about a half hour. Finally, the downed bird flew away and immediately a pair sat on the nest. My March 30th it appeared they were ready to lay eggs.

06/10/2017 by Lissa
Reese Lukei and his team came by yesterday and confirmed eggs, two, on this nest.

05/24/2017 by Lissa
No activity for weeks since the duck and the previous osprey both gave up. Now a new pair, maybe subadults, are hanging out. Female is missing a few wing feathers so is easy to ID. Male hangs in a tree close by. He brings here fish. We think they may have mated and she's sitting on eggs, but we're not sure.

03/28/2017 by Lissa
March 27th-Mallard hen on the nest in the AM. 4 osprey circling for hours. Hen snapped at them but eventually left. Pair of osprey now settling in. Some mating behavior yestday. March 28-both osprey are on the nest this morning.

05/22/2016 by Lissa
Sub adult pair spending a lot of time at the platform, especially the female. She continues to squawk a lot, trying to get the male to bring sticks and fish. Today he got a big stick but dropped it well before the platform.Occasionally, a pair of mallards land and the osprey scare them away.

05/08/2016 by Lissa
Probably a sub-adult pair. Female at the platform a lot. Male comes and goes. Very little nest building happened. Interlopers seem to have moved on.

04/26/2016 by Lissa
Noticed a pair for 6 days in a row. Then finally the male bringing sticks and fish to the female. Now we have 1-3 interlopers.