Nest #7053

Nickname: 1/2 Way Creek
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Edge of Half Way Creek in Pine Tree
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2350292
Longitude: -76.6836584
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by 1/2 Way Creek
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by KaToJa
Adult arrival 03/07/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/07/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/09/2019 by KaToJa
Ospreys have returned - there were two in nest last night. A juvenile and adult eagle came by and the ospreys chased them away.

05/24/2018 by bruceg
Kayak group paddled underneath nest. Two adults were on nest, then both flew off. Could speculate that one was feeding a chick or chicks, but could not confirm.

04/28/2018 by KaToJa
Was a bit worried as the female seemed all alone in the next - male did not return until well after dark. On 2 May was able to observe male and female transfer night duty. Female when relieved from next about 8pm flew to a nearby pine and male settled down onto eggs.

04/14/2018 by KaToJa
The female osprey is incubating. The male hovered around the nest for a good portion of the afternoon and took several short trip up and down the creek. At one point, a third osprey appeared and approached the nest. The birds on the nest chipped and squawked and the osprey departed the area. Early that morning, an eagle knocked a fish from the male osprey clutch and the eagle retrieved it from the water. This has been seen on several occasions.

04/01/2018 by KaToJa
April Fools Day - no joke, the ospreys are copulating.