Nest #7195

Nickname: Communication Tower, Burton Lumber
Nest substrate: Communication Tower
Nest Location Description: On top of communication tower near Burton Lumber in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, VA
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.8224243708375
Longitude: -76.270971328064
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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes 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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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

08/27/2019 by Dave Gibson
The nest is empty. I assume the nestlings have fledged.

07/07/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed what looked like 2 adults and 1 chick in the nest.

06/12/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed this afternoon. Frequently vocalizing female was on rim of nest, and there were at least 2 chicks in the nest.

05/08/2019 by Dave Gibson
Female appears to still be on eggs. It's amazing, the activity and noise around this nest.

04/23/2019 by Dave Gibson
Female is hunkered down in nest and male is 'standing guard."

04/21/2019 by Dave Gibson
I've ignored the nest, but it appears that this nest is indeed occupied (!), despite all the construction going on all around it. Among other things, the bridge below the tower is being completely demolished.

08/11/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed late am. One juvenile on corner of tower and one on nest. Much vocalizing. I assume both have fledged at this point.

07/22/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed for a few moments. It appeared there was one adult on the nest, and it was vocalizing.

06/15/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed late in the day. Female stayed on rim. Are there hatchlings within nest?

05/31/2018 by Dave Gibson
Discovered today. Female on nest in super high tower, and she appears to be incubating. Interesting location in that the river is about 1 mile away on either side. Thank goodness for telephoto lenses--and cropped frame DSLR's!