Nest #784

Nickname: Parkway Snag Nest
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: A returning pair to an established nest
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.221381
Longitude: -76.772683
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/13/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2012
Egg laying 04/03/2012 Chicks last observed 08/01/2012
Incubation initiation 04/04/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/21/2012 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/15/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/15/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/15/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/20/2016 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/20/2016 by jude
This has always been a successful nest. So glad to see them back.

04/22/2015 by jude
No change in this information.

03/24/2015 by jude
No osprey in the area and no rebuilding of the nest at this point.

06/25/2014 by jude
No osprey returned to this site this year..

05/02/2014 by jude
Still no nest there but yesterday a male was sitting in the tree. May have been just resting as it seems late to be building a nest. I'll keep monitoring this site.

04/18/2014 by jude
There's only an empty snag. No osprey has been near this dead tree for the last ten days. I feel the site has been abandoned, at least for this year. I will continue to monitor the site.

04/07/2014 by jude
One lone osprey has been sitting in this tree off and on for the last two weeks. The nest was completely destroyed over the winter and the one osprey seems reluctant to begin rebuilding. Perhaps when the second of the pair arrives, a new nest will appear.

04/05/2014 by jude
One of the osprey has returned. However, the nest was destroyed during the winter storms and this osprey doesn't seem ready to rebuild. So far, nothing occurring.

07/22/2012 by jude
Photos from this nest look like they belong to #558

07/04/2012 by jude
Here's the photo of the nestling....he has grown so quickly and appears to be the only one in the nest. I hope his mom returns in short order because he was creeing for lunch when I took this shot!

06/11/2012 by jude
We saw one baby today....guess his name will be David to keep up the theme. There could be a second in there....we'll keep watching and keep you posted.

05/26/2012 by jude
Probably the most popular nest on the parkway, we always meet others watching these two as they raise their chicks. The chicks have hatched but we can't tell, as yet, how many are in the nest. We'll keep you posted.

05/18/2012 by jude
The pair continues to be attentive...one of them is always sitting in the nest. We don't think any eggs have hatched yet but we will continue to monitor carefully. The new babies must be arriving soon.

04/21/2012 by jude
They are definitely sitting on eggs. Ozzie continues to bring sticks to the nest but Harriet seems more interested in hunkering down to incubate the eggs. Every so often, he will arrive, sit on the eggs, and let her go off to feed. They are very aware of any activity near the nest and seem to be always alert.

04/06/2012 by jude
Harriet is sitting on the nest. We haven't seen Ozzie anywhere but she is definitely incubating some eggs.

04/01/2012 by jude
It's April first and mom is not fooling around. She is actively protecting the nest while dad is gathering fish for her. Mom then takes the fish and carries it to a nearby tree to eat. No chicks visible yet. We'll keep watching and let you know when they begin to appear above the edge of the nest.