Nest #782

Nickname: Crossways
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Osprey nest atop a utility pole above railroad tracks
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.774116
Longitude: -76.247432
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Russ
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 03/19/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/27/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 03/23/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/22/2020
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
Nest Activity Report by LauraLOVESbirds
Adult arrival 03/06/2020 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/20/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/08/2020 by LauraLOVESbirds
9:45 AM - (two weeks earlier than last year.) Nest building. Carrying branches to nest. Supervised by four vocal American Crows perched at nest.

08/03/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
12:55 PM- empty nest

07/02/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:35 AM For a first since the 6/20 loss of most of her nest, adult female is perched in nest, instead of beside it - AND a second adult Osprey is with her! (He’s back!) Rebuilding of nest appears to have occurred, as there are new castoffs on pavement under nest.

06/26/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:05 PM Adult female Osprey is still there, with virtually no nest left to speak of. She looks thin. Do Ospreys mourn loss? No sign of male.

06/23/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:35 AM. Adult female still perched beside remains of nest. 66°F

06/22/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
Female osprey perched beside remains of nest (on top of cell tower). Top half of nest was strewn across parking lot - presumably from Thursday's 5:30pm short wind/rain storm. Uploading three photos, including one of her looking down at almost half of her nest on the pavement. No sign of male osprey or chicks. Today: 71°F, 72% humidity, wind W at 3mph

06/15/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:51 AM Adult at nest. Branches on pavement under nest again. 55°F, 88% humidity. 5:45 AM sunrise.

06/01/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
2:20 PM Adult in nest, and vocalizing. Large quantity of green plastic netting at top of nest's stack. The next day I observed green plastic netting topping another nest: http://www.osprey-watch.org/nests/3850 81°F.

03/23/2019 by LauraLOVESbirds
11:32 AM - from Interstate 64, I saw Osprey in this nest. Exited freeway, and parked beside nest. Photoed head of bird sitting down inside nest. Large branches scattered under nest.

08/23/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7pm: empty nest

08/12/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:08 AM: adult-sized immature Osprey in nest and vocalizing. https://ebird.org/atlasva/view/checklist/S47798123

07/27/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
3pm: At least one full-sized immature osprey - with feather tips speckled white. Temps in low 90s.

07/15/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8.20am: Adult and at least one full-sized chick in nest. Chick’s eyes still red and back and wing feathers still speckled with white. Vocalizing.

07/12/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8am; two adult-sized chicks and one adult in nest together. 77°F, humid and partly sunny

07/07/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
9:02am Pretty sure I heard more than one osprey vocalizing from nest, but could only see one adult

06/09/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:10am: Adult at nest. 75°F

05/19/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:52am: No ospreys observed at or in area of nest. Several branches under nest, as usual.

05/05/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
1:41pm: both adults in nest. Pavement under nest has noteworthy amount of tree branches (from nest) and bird excrement. 80°F

04/15/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:20am: Both adults in nest. Shortly after I arrived, one or two ospreys flew down to water. Moments later it returned, broke off branch from top of parking lot tree and delivered it to the nest. 67°F, cloudy and 10 minutes before sunrise.

04/14/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:47am: Empty nest. 62°F

04/13/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
7:44pm: Empty nest. 78°F

04/12/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
6:59am: Watched adult rock its body left/right and hunker down into nest - like it was incubating eggs or keeping babies warm. 47°F and overcast.

03/30/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:33pm: both adults in nest together. One left and returned with branch/nesting material. Two large branches on the ground under the nest. -Rejects! 70 degrees F and overcast.

03/28/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
5:30pm: 3 of us visited the nest and photoed 2 ospreys. 66 degrees and partly sunny.

03/21/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
8.24 AM: adult sitting in nest. Raining.

03/19/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
4:39 PM Osprey at nest.

07/26/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
10:55am Osprey in nest. 82°F

06/03/2017 by LauraLOVESbirds
9:44am Osprey in nest