Nest #6741

Nickname: Jamestown Ferry Up River Slip
Nest substrate: Jamestown Side Up River Slip Pylon
Nest Location Description: Approaching Jamestown Side of James River on the ferry, the starboard side of the Up River Slip on shorter wooden pylon.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2186689040704
Longitude: -76.7930882751465
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Butterflygirl
Adult arrival 03/21/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/11/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/12/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Butterflygirl
Adult arrival 03/21/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/11/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/12/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/26/2017 by Butterflygirl
First egg on nest seen by Ferry staff.

05/25/2017 by Butterflygirl
Female on nest again.

05/17/2017 by Butterflygirl
Have observed a pair around the nest together but they have not started to sit on it again yet.

05/03/2017 by Butterflygirl
Another pair of ospreys seen antagonizing female on nest. Fight ensued. Eggs destroyed by second pair of ospreys. Gulls ate/picked shells out of the nest.

05/02/2017 by Butterflygirl
Two eggs observed on nest by Ferry personnel.

04/12/2017 by Butterflygirl
This is a very interesting nest. It is on a pylon that the ferry comes up against multiple times a day. The adults would be on and off nest as ferry came and went. They would perch on a taller pylon when ferry near. (See picture). Tonight, an egg was observed by the ferry Captain and Oiler from the wheelhouse of boat. Female flew off but circled back and was back on egg immediately.