Nest #856

Nickname: Riverside Nest on the Parkway
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nesting pair returning to an existing nest.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.219736
Longitude: -76.767893
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/27/2012 Nestlings 4
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 4
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/13/2012
Egg laying 04/09/2012 Chicks last observed 07/28/2012
Incubation initiation 04/09/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2012 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/15/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/24/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
nest not present

04/18/2014 by jude
The mother is hunkered day and appears to be incubating eggs.

07/04/2012 by jude
It's just amazing....the nest we thought was abandoned ends up having 4 chicks! The mom flew off as we came close and the dad, as you can see from the fourth photo, stayed near and watched us closely. The four seem big and healthy and very quickly running out of room. These four will probably fly soon...there's just not enough space for them to grow any larger.

05/26/2012 by jude
They have babies...yea! The number is unknown but we'll keep watching!

05/18/2012 by jude
The nest has a real slant toward the river -- our view is made difficult by the high nest wall on our access side. We think she's in the nest and sitting on eggs. The other day an osprey was sitting on a branch in the same tree. We are hoping that there are eggs in the nest and that, when they hatch and grow some, we'll be able to see the babies. Until then, we just aren't sure if this nest is active or abandoned.

04/21/2012 by jude
We haven't seen any activity here for several days. We are worried, thinking that the nest may have been disbanded. There were several osprey flying in a circular pattern over the area, but none sitting on the nest or in the tree. The four flying overhead left the area after about 10 minutes and didn't return while we were there. 04/06/2012 by Ricky is presently bringing lots of new twigs to the nest to spruce up the place. Lucy is sticking close to the nest but doesn't appear to be sitting yet.