Nest #7903

Nickname: Elizabeth River Park
Nest substrate: Steel pile
Nest Location Description: Chesapeake, VA. On top of a 40' steel pile(?) where Scuffletown Creek flows into the Elizabeth River. There's a tugboat operation there. I believe the pile secures a barge.
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Latitude: 36.8079944993402
Longitude: -76.2865925133667
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival 03/15/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/15/2020
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/26/2020 by Dave Gibson
I'm not sure, now, whether or not the nest here has failed. Yesterday, I observed an adult defending the nest from a Bald Eagle. This a.m. an adult spent a considerable amount of time sitting in the nest.

07/05/2020 by Dave Gibson
I discovered the male building this nest in March, 2020. The female showed up later, and the pair mated. They produced offspring (don't know the number). Sometime in June, the nest was abandoned. I assume a predator got to the chicks. I've been back several times, but haven't seen any signs of life there. Please see the photos which document the "progression." The last photo is of the abandoned nest.