Nest #7204

Nickname: Pool 5 River
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Nest located in the Blackwater River along Wildlife Drive before exit onto Rt. 335
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.4410612016079
Longitude: -76.1309463508789
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Miles
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by isabel
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
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 Carly Sharp
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
2019 Nest Activity Report by Megan Organist
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

08/06/2019 by Megan Organist
One adult and one fledglings observed in nest at start of survey. After a few minutes, the other fledgling returned to the nest from a copse of pines along the water's edge.

07/30/2019 by Megan Organist
Both fledglings observed in nest with one adult; the other adult was perched on a snag of debris in the river.

07/26/2019 by Megan Organist
Both fledglings and adults observed in nest.

07/22/2019 by Megan Organist
1 adult and 2 fledglings

07/17/2019 by Megan Organist
Both adults observed in nest with both chicks.

07/12/2019 by Megan Organist
Two well feathered chicks observed sunning themselves in nest with one parent. During observation, the other parent joined them in the nest but was not carrying food.

06/30/2019 by Carly Sharp
Two adults and two chicks present.

06/13/2019 by Megan Organist
Two adults observed with chicks. One brought back a large fish during observation, and began feeding it to chicks.

05/31/2019 by Carly Sharp
Two Ospreys in this nest. It appeared as if one was incubating eggs but I could not see any eggs for sure.

05/31/2019 by Megan Organist
Two ospreys observed sitting on nest. Eventually one stood up, but did not leave nest.