Nest #7901

Nickname: Nest on Bridge Leg
Nest substrate: Cement leg of Chickahominy Bridge
Nest Location Description: Nest is located on the fifth cement leg of the Chickahominy River Bridge, counting from the Charles City side of the bridge, on the north side of the bridge and immediately below it.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.2635174
Longitude: -76.8776176
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by SuzanneS
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by SuzanneS
Adult arrival 03/25/2021 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/11/2021
Incubation initiation 04/11/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/03/2021 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/22/2021 by SuzanneS
I visited this nest July 22 and saw both fledglings in the nest, and both the mother and father nearby. In the photo I added, you can see the mother in the foreground, followed by the two fledglings, followed by the father.

06/03/2021 by SuzanneS
June 3: saw first chick head above nest line, so I can verify this nest has at least one chick.

05/07/2021 by SuzanneS
No sign of chicks yet.

04/17/2021 by SuzanneS
Still nesting activity. All appears to be well.

04/11/2021 by SuzanneS
It isn't possible for me to see into this nest, so I cannot tell when the first leg was laid or hw many were laid. Today was the first visit (last was a couple of days ago) where I first saw nesting behavior.

03/26/2021 by SuzanneS
There is only one vantage point for this nest and the first photo shows it. It won't be possible to count the number of eggs.

07/15/2020 by SuzanneS
I have been able to verify that this nest has two fully grown young ospreys. I haven't seen them fly, yet, but I haven't checked this nest often. I will look for evidence of fledging (empty nest) my next time out.

06/29/2020 by SuzanneS
I just discovered this nest a few days ago while monitoring two other nests beneath the bridge. I have seen the mother and one young osprey, but I have not actively monitored this nest and we are well into the fledging time period. I'll post anything else I see that is notable, including whether I can see more than one young osprey in the nest.