Nest #7537

Nickname: Parkway Farm
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest is located on Colonial Parkway across the road from the barn at Spreading Gospel Farm.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.213515989635
Longitude: -76.7252537226677
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/27/2019 Chicks last observed 08/25/2019
Incubation initiation 04/27/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/21/2021 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2021 Nest failure 06/16/2021
Clutch hatching 06/06/2021 Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/31/2021 by ChrisC
Nothing seen in or around the nest.

07/25/2021 by ChrisC
Nothing seen around the nest. Nest looks like a small part of one side is falling away.

07/23/2021 by ChrisC
Nothing seen by the nest. One Osprey perched on a tree about 30 yards from the nest.

07/18/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on a branch about 2 yards from the nest. Nothing seen in the nest.

07/10/2021 by ChrisC
Female Osprey stood to side of nest, wings slightly apart, shading one visible chick.

07/03/2021 by ChrisC
Female sat to the side of the nest. One chick occasionally visible. Male in nearby tree.

06/27/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat to the side of the nest. Chick's wing flap seen briefly.

06/19/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat on the nest. Some movement seen, then one chick pops up, shuffles around and disappears.

06/12/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat quite low in the nest. Head bobbing up and down a little, but otherwise not much activity.

06/06/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat high in the nest, occasionally reaching down.

05/31/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest.

05/23/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other in nearby tree.

05/16/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey (male) sat low in the nest at first. Then shuffles around and settles again. Female in nearby tree.

05/01/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest. Other in nearby tree.

04/24/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest.

04/17/2021 by ChrisC
Female Osprey in the nest. Male perched on the tree just below the nest.

04/10/2021 by ChrisC
Nest and tree empty at first. Then one Osprey perched next to nest, another flying nearby.

04/08/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey in the nest . The other perched on the tree just below the nest.

04/03/2021 by ChrisC
Female on the nest. Male perched on nearby branch.

03/31/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on the tree just below the nest.

03/28/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest. Another flying nearby occasionally landing briefly on the nest. Both fly off, one brings back sticks.

03/27/2021 by ChrisC
Good sized nest has been built. One Osprey sat in the tree. Other flying off and bringing sticks for the nest.

03/23/2021 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

03/21/2021 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on nest tree. Another sat on channel marker nearby.

04/29/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat quite low on nest on hide. Other Osprey arrives, and first stands up.

04/24/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen at nest site. One Osprey on nearby channel marker

04/22/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing at first, later one Osprey sat on nest/blind

04/11/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys flying nearby, perch for a while on nearby channel marker.

04/07/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on the "nest-site" tree. Another on nearby channel marker

04/05/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys perched in the trees above the blind, at the site of the old nest.

04/02/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys perched in the trees above the blind.

03/28/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the duck blind just below the tree. Looks like there is a nest on the blind.

03/26/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey perched in the trees adjacent to old nest site. No nest seen.

03/25/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen at last years nest site, but two Osprey seen on the duck blind just below it. Could not see if there was a nest on the blind.

09/08/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Nothing seen nearby

09/07/2019 by ChrisC
Crows in nest and nearby trees.

09/01/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched next to nest, looks like an adult

08/30/2019 by ChrisC
One bird perched next to nest (probably Osprey), disappears when I turn the bike around.

08/25/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched on nest, flies off as I approach - looks like a juvenile.

08/23/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched in nearby tree flies off as I approach, carrying a fish. Other Osprey heard nearby, but juvenile not identified

08/17/2019 by ChrisC
Juvenile perched to the side of nest, screeching.

08/11/2019 by ChrisC
One adult and one juvenile seen flying around and perching near the nest. Disturbed and skittish after an eagle passes by. Juvenile eventually perches next to nest, screeching

08/10/2019 by ChrisC
Adult Osprey on the nest. At least one other heard nearby.

08/04/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Two adults perched nearby. Juvenile perched out of sight flies off and circles around.

08/02/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Female adult perched next to nest. Male adult perched in top of nearby tree. No sign of a juvenile.

07/28/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Three Ospreys seen flying around nearby. Possible juvenile amongst them.

07/20/2019 by ChrisC
Juvenile sat high on the nest, female perched next to the nest. Juvenile is preening itself. Male flies in and perches in the branches above for a few minutes, then flies off.

07/14/2019 by ChrisC
One adult (female) on nest with wings slightly spread apart (shading?). No chick visible.

07/06/2019 by ChrisC
Female on nest apparently feeding herself. After several minutes the chick raises its head, and gets some food.

06/30/2019 by ChrisC
Female on nest with wings slightly spread apart (shading?). Male perched on branch a few feet away. No chick visible.

06/27/2019 by ChrisC
Female Osprey on the nest. Male arrives with a fish. After a few moments one chick pops its head up. Male leaves the nest and perches nearby. Female feeds herself and the chick. Only one chick seen.

06/23/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey in the nest. Wings slightly spread - shading? Flies off and circles the nest for a while, dipping in the river, then returns.

06/21/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to one side in the nest. One chick occasionally seen

06/16/2019 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One Osprey circling around - not fishing, not landing on nest.

06/13/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood to one side in the nest. Another perched close by. Bird on nest flies off briefly, then returns. No sign of chicks.

05/18/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey stood in nest for a few minutes. Reaches into nest (turning eggs?) then settles down low.

05/12/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/05/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/27/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/21/2019 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys perched near established nest