Nest #6693

Nickname: Northeast End of the Chickahominy Bridge
Nest substrate: bridge strut
Nest Location Description: on the northeast end of the bridge....just a pinch away from the nesting pair on the Southwest end
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2639788740675
Longitude: -76.8757390594482
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 04/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/27/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2017 Nest failure 07/18/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2018 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/21/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/18/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/31/2018 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival 03/20/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/07/2018 Chicks last observed 07/07/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/28/2019 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/22/2019
Egg laying 04/07/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/07/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/13/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/23/2019 by jude
Female hasn't been seen in a while. The male and the chicks are in the area but haven't been back to the nest at the times I've gone to observe. Unsure if they've left the nest for keeps or just return at dusk.

05/13/2019 by jude
On 5-12, all was well. On 5-13, this third egg was on the far side of the nest, alone and unloved. However, when I returned on 5-16, the egg was not in evidence. Pushed off or back under the female...I wasn't sure.

05/12/2019 by jude
Both adults are near the nest at all times. There are three eggs and we should see some hatching soon.

04/08/2019 by jude
This pair is on a bridge strut, returning to the same nest they used last year. It is very shallow and much of the nest uses the concrete from the bridge as a base. The pair arrived quite late, not till nearly the end of March, and spent little time updating and repairing the nest. Almost immediately (within 10 days), the female appears to be sitting on an egg. She is low in the nest, stands briefly, and then resumes sitting. We'll know more when we are able to kayak out and check.

03/18/2019 by jude
No sightings yet of the pair that nested here last year. However, they arrived late in 2018 and still fledged two young, so we're not giving up hope yet!

03/15/2019 by jude
No sightings yet of any returning Osprey to this nest.

07/22/2018 by jude
No fledging yet but it won't be long....the parents are returning with fewer and fewer bits of fish. The two chicks squabble over the food like typical teenagers but will no doubt soon be airborne.

07/21/2018 by Herbie
Two chicks are still in the nest with there mother. They are still being fed.

06/04/2018 by jude
Two chicks...one very active, larger, and obviously older. The other very newly hatched...not eating much. Hopefully, as the days pass, he'll be able to grab some food from sibling and chow down.

05/31/2018 by jude
Looks like we have chicks. Will climb the bridge and see what's going on.

04/07/2018 by jude
Still monitoring and hoping that she'll begin to incubate. One there most of the time, standing beside the nest.

03/25/2018 by Herbie
Nest doesn't look great at all. Both birds were in nest.

03/24/2018 by jude
Still only one osprey on the nest at a time. Because of the distance, it's hard to tell if it's a pair taking turns or the same osprey over and over. Will keep watching to see if both return.

07/18/2017 by jude
No eggs, no babies, no parents. Apparently abandoned....

06/21/2017 by jude
I checked the Chic. Bridge today and the there is still one more egg in the nest, but Mom is Not sitting on the egg. She is in the nest but off to the side.

06/20/2017 by jude
We are very concerned about this nest. There was a female and two eggs their on June 16th, but no adult and only one egg there on June 19. Our fear is that this nest may have been abandoned.....will keep monitoring closely over the next few days.

06/12/2017 by Herbie
There are two eggs in the nest. No Chicks yet

04/29/2017 by jude
She is definitely incubating eggs. Went out in a canoe to ensure that we were seeing 'incubating behavior' and confirmed eggs in the nest.

04/02/2017 by jude
The pair have returned and have begun to rebuild their nest.