Nest #7303

Nickname: Stonebridge
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: The nest is located on a utility pole near the back end of Richmond Volleyball Club's parking lot.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 37.496235040156
Longitude: -77.5293618550839
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Stacie
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Carlton
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/19/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Carlton
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/16/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Carlton
Adult arrival 03/30/2017 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 Matthew
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/11/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/11/2019 by Matthew
Observed 4 Osprey flying around the nest, one of which was a fledgling who took a short flight and then went back to sit on top of power line tower. Could not clearly see if any others flying were fledglings or not ,because of sun being directly overhead. Also observed 2 American Kestrels casually perching on power line tower just below Osprey nest.

07/27/2018 by Stacie
First fledge this morning! Yay!

07/25/2018 by Stacie
Unfortunately, I believe something has happened to the mom osprey, Clover. I last observed her on the nest 7/19/18. Their dad, Lopez, has been busy bringing fish and I have watched the chicks self feed. It is a sad thing, but I am grateful that the chicks are so close to fledgling and that dad is taking care of business.

07/23/2018 by Stacie
I first observed this nest in 2017. They produced two fledglings. This year, upon their return for migration they started building on the same utility pole. The power company had removed last year's nest. The power company then came to remove the beginnings of their new nest and put up deterrents. The deterrents not only didn't stop them, but seem to help aid them in the creation of their new nest. I am currently on fledge watch for the two chicks they have this year.