Nest #7467

Nickname: Seahawk Crane
Nest substrate: Fixed crane
Nest Location Description: The nest is in housing on the top of a tall fixed crane on a barge that is just north of Veterans Memorial Bridge in Chesapeake, VA.
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Latitude: 36.7370424680543
Longitude: -76.2946176827393
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/10/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/10/2019 by Dave Gibson
The nest isn't active anymore. What had been a fairly level substrate was raised, the nesting material fell out or was removed, and wires were stretched across the entire area to prevent renesting. Pretty amazing. I'm fairly certain no eggs had been laid. There are a few empty channel markers with platforms just downriver. Perhaps the pair will relocate to one of those. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

03/31/2019 by Dave Gibson
I discovered the nest while driving south over the bridge on 3/30. It was obvious there was a nest on the crane that was just to the north of the bridge. I've since been back twice to photograph. The crane is inactive.