Nest #744

Nickname: Tilden Crane Barge
Nest substrate: Atop a crane on a moored barge
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Elizabeth River Project
Latitude: 36.726796
Longitude: -76.24387
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Cary
Adult arrival 03/26/2012 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 LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 03/10/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/12/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries


06/16/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:55 AM -9:45 AM Two adults at nest, with one periodically hunting. They did a nice job rebuilding their nest - since the last post. 72°F, Sunny, 74% humidity, wind SSW at 4 mph

03/09/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:19 AM - Osprey atop crane at last year's nest site. only a few nesting material items there. Nest needs to be rebuilt. Blackbird harassed Osprey. 44°F

08/19/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed nest by chance this am. Both fledglings in nest and vocalizing. Observed them in flight as well. But generally they were in and around the nest. See photos 15/20 & 16/20.

07/29/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:25pm: Two adult-sized chicks in nest

07/12/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8.56am: one adult and one full-size chick in nest. Attaching photo. 80°F, humid and cloudy

06/02/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8:17am: photoed two chicks and adult in nest. 76°F

05/04/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
9:20am: Adult osprey flying around nest and vocalizing.

04/18/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:46pm: empty nest. (Big winds, last day and a half, appear to have reduced nest size) Low tide. 58°F

04/15/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:57am: empty nest. 69°F

04/11/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:26pm - Two adults at nest. One left nest with fish (removed fish from nest). Uploaded photos. 59°F

04/01/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8:53am - Adult at nest. 53°F and partly cloudy

03/10/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:35am: From Battlefield Blvd, I spotted Osprey atop tower-like structure on Tilden Ave, near last year's nest. Drove and parked at Tilden Ave. Photoed two men (one masked?) climb tower. Osprey flew off as they approached the top.

03/10/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:32 am - Spotted adult on crane across from boat ramp. Later saw it - or a second - hunting behind Kelly’s restaurant. After several failed attempts (while being chased by 3 crows), it caught a fish and headed west down river back towards crane. 41°F and overcast

07/26/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:25pm: Osprey in nest, and two in the air. One caught fish west of Battlefield Blvd. 79°F

03/26/2012 by Cary
On 3/26/12, the first visit to this nest, we saw one of the osprey bring material to the nest. There was also a short mid-air encounter between one of the osprey and a juvenile bald eagle. Bases on different zoom levels of the map, the barge is apparently moved periodically, so can't vouch for the GPS location at any given moment :)