Nest #6811

Nickname: NPB - Elizabeth River Lift Bridge
Nest substrate: bridge truss
Nest Location Description: On top of second truss of above railroad bridge that crosses the Elizabeth River
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.8119458060192
Longitude: -76.2896395028076
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival 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 other
Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/16/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited in am. Female on nest and incubating. Male visited. Some vocalizing. Amazing how adaptable Ospreys are to human presence. This is a busy, noisy area!! Thank goodness this pair is succeeding so far (unlike last year's pair).

04/30/2018 by Dave Gibson
Have visited since 4/19. Ospreys are still there.

04/19/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited before noon. Both Ospreys on nest. Female hunkered down and appears to be on eggs. Still keeping the fingers crossed.

04/10/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited in pm. One Osprey on nest.

04/09/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed briefly early pm. Two Ospreys on nest. Keeping my fingers crossed.

04/08/2018 by Dave Gibson
Almost as before--single Osprey on bridge nearby. At one point I observed a second Osprey in the nest. Nest hasn't grown in size. No sign of incubating.

03/28/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited in pm. Both Ospreys on nest!

03/24/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited this am. Several crows in and around nest for a time. Single Osprey nearby on bridge, and taking no action.

03/24/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited around 4 pm. Two Ospreys were together on the bridge and not too far from the nest. I assume this is the pair that is building the nest on the truss. We also observed an Osprey (one of the pair?) hunting in Scuffletown Creek.

03/15/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed both on and around nest this am. Nest building continues. The last 2 frames show delivery of stick to nest.

03/14/2018 by Dave Gibson
Last years failed nest is occupied by 2 Ospreys! Saw them. Heard them vocalize. Observed one retrieve a stick, bring it to the nest, and add to what was there. Observed some arranging. Nest building in process. Don't think the female is brooding. The nest has obviously grown since I saw it last.

09/28/2017 by Dave Gibson
Late afternoon, while walking, we observed an Osprey on the failed Osprey nest. It spent some time there (feeding?) before flying off. We also observed another hunting over Scuffeltown Creek.

06/02/2017 by Dave Gibson
Observed nest from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Nest remains empty. Spotted several Osprey not too far away, but none in immediate vicinity.

05/29/2017 by Dave Gibson
I've been observing/photographing the pair since 3/25. Female had been on nest and male was foraging. Now appears nest has failed. This evening the pair were still around (same birds, I presume), but neither bird was seen near nest. Both were on bridge trusses though, and one (male?) foraged. I observed nest last week. Nest was empty then as it is now.