Nest #7511

Nickname: Jamestown High School
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Light fixture between school and athletic field
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2514791869916
Longitude: -76.7899169915405
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by Rose
Adult arrival 03/14/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/18/2019
Incubation initiation 04/11/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolVMN
Adult arrival 03/06/2020 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
2020 Nest Activity Report by Rose
Adult arrival 03/05/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/29/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/09/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/24/2020 by Rose
Nest is vacant when I stopped by today

07/03/2020 by Rose
No birds on nest when stopped by today and don't see fledglings nearby. Two birds flying high over nest area.

06/29/2020 by Rose
Both chicks have fledged from the nest, perched on nearby structures. Adults flying in the area.

06/25/2020 by Rose
Two chicks sitting on the edge of the nest today. Adults away from the nest but able to hear one calling in the distance.

06/21/2020 by Rose
One chick sitting on the edge of the nest and adult female sitting down inside nest. Do not see second chick today. Possibly inside nest with female or fledged and out of sight. Male perched on nearby light fixture. Photo to add.

06/10/2020 by Rose
Have checked on nest several times since last diary update. Parents continue tending to chicks in nest. Have seen at least two little heads in the nest, possibly three. Difficult to see activity inside this nest.

05/27/2020 by Rose
Female sitting on edge of nest today reaching down inside and sheltering nestling(s) with her wing as a Bald Eagle flew overhead. Male flew in with a fish, and watched him get in and out of the nest and feed nestling(s). Can see movement inside nest but not able to determine number of nestlings at this point.

05/02/2020 by Rose
Watched nest for about 30 minutes today. Female continues incubation behavior, sitting low in nest until male flew in with food for her. Watched them chatter with each other for a while after he arrived. Photo added.

04/29/2020 by Rose
One adult observed today, sitting low in nest. Can see its head occasionally pop up and intermittently stand up/reposition itself.

04/09/2020 by Rose
Very windy day! One bird observed perched on edge of nest, bending down and tending to something inside the nest. Initially was unsure if there was a second bird in the nest though photo enlarged and able to see second bird's tail feathers sticking out of the nest. Bird sitting low in nest with flat back, tip of tail feathers visible. Photo added. Incubation documented. Bald eagle circling high overhead.

03/12/2020 by Rose
One osprey in nest, second one flying in the area. The one on the nest was getting in and out of nest multiple times, nesting material has been added since observed last week.

03/06/2020 by CarolVMN
Two osprey on the nest!

03/05/2020 by Rose
Observed both male and female flying in the area above and around the nest location from last year.

03/02/2020 by CarolVMN
One osprey observed sitting on the light pole next to the pole where the nest is. Baseball practice underway at the time.

08/15/2019 by Rose
Young bird observed perched on edge of nest; did not see it fly. Observed adult intermittently circling overhead in the area and once carried food to chick,

07/11/2019 by Rose
Maturing nestling observed perched on edge of nest. Two adults flying/perched in the area.

06/27/2019 by Rose
Today we saw both adults and one visible older nestling. There was a Bald Eagle circling high over the nest for a while with the female hiding the nestling while the male made a lot of noise, circling over the nest and under the eagle.

06/18/2019 by Rose
Female perched on edge of nest preening and reaching inside multiple times as if tending something inside, also getting in and out of nest. Unable to see any activity inside nest due to available vantage points.

04/30/2019 by Rose
Quick check on the nest today. I see one bird circling very high above the nest area. Do not see a second bird on the nest, nestlings or adult interaction with the nest. Difficult to get a good look inside the nest from available vantage points on school property.

04/25/2019 by Rose
Do not see a bird on the nest today though it is possible it is sitting too low to see from the distance observed. One osprey observed circling above nest.

04/16/2019 by Rose
Female sitting low in nest; observed male carry in a fish to her, also circling overhead, calling.

04/11/2019 by Rose
Female observed sitting low in nest.

03/28/2019 by Rose
Determined nest location for this year - Partially constructed nest on top of light fixture. Bird observed carrying nesting material/nest building still in progress.

03/14/2019 by Rose
Observed two birds perched/flying in the area. Was not aware of nest location/did not observe nest building on this date.