Nest #7816

Nickname: College Creek Blind W
Nest substrate: Duck Blind
Nest Location Description: Nest is located on Duck Blind on SW side of College Creek "lagoon" visible from KM 27.5 along the Colonial Parkway
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2186573520686
Longitude: -76.7027674233913
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/10/2020
Incubation initiation 04/22/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/17/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen or heard nearby

09/10/2020 by ChrisC
One juvenile seen flying around, and briefly on the nest site.

09/07/2020 by ChrisC
Ospreys heard nearby. After a while one juvenile lands on the nest structure. Nest mostly gone now.

09/03/2020 by ChrisC
One juvenile on nest at first, then flies off. Later, two birds seen on the nest, flying off before being identified. Other Ospreys seen and heard nearby. Nest is reduced in size.

08/30/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest at first. They fly off soon after I arrive. At least one was a juvenile. It (or another) returns briefly to the nest after several minutes. Other Osprey seen & heard nearby.

08/20/2020 by ChrisC
One juvenile on nest at first. Flies off to nearby tree. Two or three other Ospreys seen and heard nearby. Later, juvenile returns, eats and leaves.

08/08/2020 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the nest. Other Osprey seen and heard nearby.

08/02/2020 by ChrisC
TWO JUVENILES on the nest. Other Osprey seen & heard nearby. After a while one Juvenile flies off.

07/24/2020 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty, but several Osprey heard in nearby trees.

07/18/2020 by ChrisC
Adult female perched next to nest. Juvenile is lying flat on the nest, not easily visible, but definitely there.

07/11/2020 by ChrisC
Adult female sat next to nest. No evidence of a chick.

07/02/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the blind. Looks like the chick is lying low - light brown patch visible close to the female.

06/26/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the blind. Female on the nest, male perched nearby. No sign of chicks at first. Male flies off, returns with a large stick for the nest. Chick is disturbed and moves around the nest before settling out of sight again.

06/18/2020 by ChrisC
Female on the nest. No sign of chicks.

06/12/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the blind. Female stood up. No sign of chicks.

06/09/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the blind. Female stood on the nest. No sign of chicks.

06/05/2020 by ChrisC
Female on the nest reaching down into it.

06/01/2020 by ChrisC
Female on the nest, male perched on the blind.

05/26/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest. Then moving around and reaching into the nest before settling again.

05/17/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/16/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/12/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched nearby.

05/09/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/04/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/01/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/28/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched nearby.

04/26/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

04/20/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the blind.

04/19/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the blind. Female eating a fish.

04/17/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the blind. A precarious nest already built.