Nest #6994

Nickname: Orange Channel Marker #8
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: On orange channel marker #8, upriver and on opposite side of river from Nest #5330 (Pratt St. platform). Approx. 1/4 mi. from same.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.790503223768
Longitude: -76.3051748574219
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival 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

07/27/2019 by Dave Gibson
This nest is empty. The nestling I observed back on 7/7 has clearly gone.

07/07/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed carefully this a.m. I'd seen what looked like a nest here before but had never seen any activity here. Today, saw 2 Ospreys in the nest and initially thought both were nestlings. But then one took off. It was either an adult or a fledgling. I couldn't tell. The other was clearly a nestling. It stayed in the nest, kept flapping its wings, and kept rising up and settling back down. It did this a number of times.

06/23/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed nest for a few minutes. Could see what appeared to be several nestlings moving around.

06/02/2018 by Dave Gibson
I could make out one Osprey in the nest.

06/02/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited the area again in pm and with spotting scope. Good news. There's a brood! I was able to make out at least 2 wobbly nestlings. There may be three. The adult female(?) left the nest briefly, but returned (with food?). She stayed on the rim of the nest. Exciting development!

05/17/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed in am. I need more reach to see this nest well. Female still hunkered down and still incubating. If that's the case, and egg laying occurred late March/early April, hatching could be just around the corner.

04/14/2018 by Dave Gibson
This nest is distant. Female is hunkered down in nest. Only top of head visible. Interesting to me that these nests are so close together.

04/08/2018 by Dave Gibson
I believe the female is incubating, but am not sure. Nest is big. Observed an Osprey land in the nest.

03/14/2018 by Dave Gibson
Just discovered with my scope as I visited Pratt St. platform. Nest occupied. Brooding female?