Nest #642

Nickname: Mercury & I-64
Nest substrate: tower
Nest Location Description: Nest at the top of a tower.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.040323
Longitude: -76.397623
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by chris7
Adult arrival 03/22/2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by chris7
Adult arrival 04/03/2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 03/19/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by chris7
Adult arrival 03/18/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/16/2015 by chris7
This nest did have at least 1 offspring this year.

04/21/2015 by chris7
I saw five Osprey flying around this tower again today. One lifted off of the nest and chased away another Osprey that had gotten too close.

04/13/2015 by chris7
There might be a territory challenge happening at this nest. On Friday coming home from work, there were 3 Osprey flying around this tower. Then this morning (Monday) on the way to work, there were 3 Osprey flying around this tower. And on the way home from work, there were 5 Osprey flying around this tower...

04/02/2015 by chris7
I am seeing Osprey regularly at this location. There are sticks at the top.

03/18/2015 by chris7
Saw two adults at the nest. Sticks are being brought to the nest.

06/01/2014 by chris7
I've seen Osprey on this tower often. And there are some sticks at the top. However, I didn't observe any nesting attempts this year.

04/14/2014 by chris7
This nest was torn down last year by workers. An Osprey pair is back at this tower and I've seen stick deliveries.

03/31/2014 by LibbyM
dead adult osprey on the road 500' from nest

06/16/2013 by chris7
I see the adults perched on this tower most days. I am unable to see what's happenng at the top of the tower. There is a nest and I see the parents fly in and out of the nest...

04/06/2013 by chris7
This nest was completely removed last year by workers on the tower. The Osprey are bringing nesting material to the tower.

07/28/2012 by chris7
I kept seeing Osprey on this tower, even though there was hardly any nest material. Hard to tell what was happening up there, but I don't think there were any babies.

04/13/2012 by chris7
Even without a nest, I was regularly seeing Osprey on this tower. Last week, some sticks and grass appeared. But a few days later the Osprey disappeared.

03/23/2012 by chris7
At some point during the last couple of days, all of the sticks (nest) have been removed from the tower. One Osprey was perched on the tower this morning and this evening.

03/21/2012 by chris7
I've seen Osprey use this nest for a few years. I haven't seen any yet this year, but the sticks are still there.