Nest #7720

Nickname: Kingsmill Cell Tower at Soccer Field
Nest substrate: cell tower
Nest Location Description: Seen from Maintenance Parking Lot off of Mounts Bay/Frances Thacker
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2303976539949
Longitude: -76.6744875526428
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival 03/03/2020 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/27/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival 03/02/2021 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/23/2021
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/27/2021 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/28/2021 by Pat717
Mom on nest enjoying a meal alone! The fledglings must be out catching fish with Dad.

06/23/2021 by Pat717
One of the nestlings flew above the nest this afternoon! The other nestling looked on in amazement with mouth open.

06/18/2021 by Pat717
Siblings are patiently waiting for Mom to serve dinner. One of the nestlings is pumping wings.

06/14/2021 by Pat717
We have two confirmed hatchlings! Finally got a photo with Mom and both offspring with their "pinecone" feathering:)

05/27/2021 by Pat717
Got a shot of our first hatchling today! Mom and Dad both posed with their offspring but the photo was too blurry...must have been my excitement! So instead here is proud Mom with her wee one.

03/04/2021 by Pat717
Today I was able to discern the female from the male by comparing size when they were next to each other. I missed the shot but there was definite copulation going on!

03/02/2021 by Pat717
Observed female Osprey sitting on nest alone in early afternoon. Later in day observed both birds. Had a hard time telling them apart.

07/09/2020 by Pat717
The third fledgling is still staying fairly close to home when it goes out for practice flights.

07/06/2020 by Pat717
Meals are still being eaten on the nest by the 3rd chick. Not ready to go fishing yet. Mom watches from the neighboring tower.

07/04/2020 by Pat717
The third chick has fledged! What strength and courage to get airborne at such a height!!

07/02/2020 by Pat717
Two chicks have fledged! One left who really wants to join the family for a fishing lesson!

06/28/2020 by Pat717
One of the chicks has fledged! It was sitting with parent in 2nd cell tower to the right of the nest cell tower in the pouring rain! Two more chicks on the nest. One is pumping like crazy trying to get airborne. With the heavy rain, it settled back down.

03/03/2020 by Pat717
Saw male and female on nest this morning! Male left nest several times to fetch additional nest materials.

03/02/2020 by Pat717
Saw male (clean white front) flying in circular pattern over nest site this afternoon calling as he flew. Another osprey was also flying nearby in a circular pattern. It left the area after 5 minutes. Went back at 6:00 pm and male(?) was on nest.