Nest #8

Nickname: ferry terminal
Nest substrate: Ferry platform piling
Nest Location Description: Platform on old ferry terminal piling
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.222714203725
Longitude: -76.7899933411045
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by rfc2616
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by AlisonH
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by GoGoCarl
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/19/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/02/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/05/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/14/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/08/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/23/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/06/2015 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/10/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/10/2015 Nest failure 07/19/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/03/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/03/2017
Egg laying 04/26/2016 Chicks last observed 08/15/2016
Incubation initiation 04/26/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/07/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Butterflygirl
Adult arrival 03/01/2017 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 02/27/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2017
Egg laying 04/04/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/07/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/24/2017 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
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
2019 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/05/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/02/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/02/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/14/2019 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. Second adult came to nest once.

05/14/2019 by bruceg
Adult still on nest possibly oer eggs. Second adult came to nest once.

04/27/2019 by bruceg
One adult on nest (covering eggs?). Second adult flew to nest and then flew away.

04/09/2019 by bruceg
One adult low on nest for incubation

07/23/2018 by bruceg
Two adults at full nest. No chicks.

06/17/2018 by Herbie
Nest is empty. No birds in sight

05/22/2018 by bruceg
One female on nest. Male not in sight. Didn't apear she was on eggs or chicks.

03/17/2018 by Herbie
Both birds in nest. Nest looks really nice and healthy

07/27/2017 by bruceg
Two adutls surrounding nest. No sign of chick. Came back two days later -- no birds on nest at all.

07/17/2017 by bruceg
One full size chick on edge of nest, no flapping or jumping. Did not see it fly. Adult on nest flew away.

07/07/2017 by bruceg
Two chicks in nest. No flying, Two adults near nest.

06/26/2017 by bruceg
Saw one bird at nest, but could not see any chick with my binoculars -- maybe shaded from bright sun. Now reading 6/12 post, I have to return with my scope.

06/12/2017 by Herbie
Female had one wing open, shading what I assume is a chick.

05/14/2017 by Herbie
Nest looks healthy. Female sitting on nest. Male flying in and out of nest

04/09/2017 by Butterflygirl
Looks like female on nest. Very deep nest. Second adult nearby. Picture added.

04/09/2017 by Herbie
Only seen one bird on nest. Stayed one hour. Did not see another Bird.

04/07/2017 by bruceg
Possible incubation. One adult low in nest (but it could be because of blustery day). Second adult - looks like male - on nearby platform post eating fish.

04/03/2017 by bruceg
Two adults on platform. Fuly made nest. No flying observed.

03/20/2017 by bruceg
Two adults on platform close to almost fully made nest. No flying observed.

03/12/2017 by Butterflygirl
This may be a new nest as it is on a triangular wood platform just off Jamestown Beach but near the bridge that leads to the ferry terminal. I watched the male osprey leave the nest and have a short flight swoop on a bald eagle on the beach. He returned to the nest directly after. Not sure if a territorial thing. I did not see food involved. Very chilly day.

03/01/2017 by Butterflygirl
17:11 on ferry boarding observed pair on platform. Just prior to boarding, one of the osprey dove for branch in wooded area of Jamestown beach and brought to platform.

08/28/2016 by bruceg
No birds at or around nest. Nest seemed to be half destroyed.

07/22/2016 by Herbie
I took the ferry to Surry on July 2 and the Chicks had fledged. They were flying around the ferry looking for something to eat. (Hovering, etc.)

06/12/2016 by bruceg
Adult on Nest

05/31/2016 by bruceg
Adult on Nest

05/20/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest - no second adult in sight

05/08/2016 by bruceg
One adult on eggs; other adult sitting nearby

05/04/2016 by bruceg
One adult on nest - stood up seemed to be moving something (eggs?) with her beack. Sat back down. No sight of second adult.

03/21/2016 by bruceg
Female sitting on and standing in nest. Male flying around nest - no landing.

03/11/2016 by bruceg
Male and female bird standing on individual posts of nest platform

07/31/2015 by bruceg
Nest empty

06/19/2015 by bruceg
Two adults at nest; one in nest; no chicks sighted.

06/10/2015 by portiap
Adult sitting on nest. No chicks observed.

06/09/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No chicks observed

05/13/2015 by portiap
Female adult sitting on nest, male standing on nest. Male moved behind female and took over spot on nest; poked around nest with beak for a few minutes. Female flew to nearby tree and remained motionless in tree. Male stayed on nest for 10 minutes or so, then flew to nearby tree to join female. No bird on nest for last 10 minutes.

04/19/2015 by portiap
Adult sitting on nest

04/02/2015 by bruceg
Two birds on fully-made nest.

03/10/2015 by bruceg
Pair first seen on constructed nest

07/19/2014 by bruceg
One chick on nest with one adult. Second chick not in sight.

07/18/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult. No feeding. Since report on 7/17 had all chicks off nest - presume both have now fledged.

07/17/2014 by bruceg
One adult and one chick on nest. Chick flew away from nest, harassed a bald eagle 250 yards from nest in shore tree making eagle fly away then chick returned to nest. Upon its return to nest it had talons out flying low across water, but never struck water. Adult never moved from nest.

07/07/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks observed. One adult on nest.

06/30/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks observed. One adult on nest.

06/25/2014 by LibbyM

06/22/2014 by bruceg
One big healthy chick on nest. One adult on nest.

04/23/2014 by LibbyM
Bart saw this nest on incubating

04/02/2014 by LibbyM
2 adults seen

07/03/2013 by rfc2616
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

07/03/2013 by GoGoCarl
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

07/03/2013 by AlisonH
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

07/03/2013 by
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults feeding young

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
adults feeding young, not sure how many chicks yet

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
adult incubating

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
adult incubating - first nest check so don't know when incubation began