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jude's nests

Substrate: Channel Marker
Added by jude about 2 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
I watched the nest on 3/31/15 for one hour beginning at 11:30am. The nest is completed and a pair of osprey were resting on the nest: one of the edge and the other on the wooden extension supporting the nest. At 11:40, the female flew to the neighboring #2 post while the male continually "chirped" from the nest. (8 quick chirps rising and sometimes falling in pitch.) At 12:05, the female returns to the frame extension. Actually both birds appear equal in size with white throats which surprised me. At 12:18 one hunted for food from the edge of the river and quickly returned with what looked like a frog. At 12:25, female (?) returned to the #2 marker post. 4/5/15: Easter morning - I watched the osprey for one hour from 9-10am. No sign of incubating yet as female remained on edge of nest. Just periodic flying and hunting by both birds independent of each other. Female left nest twice to bully a nearby cormorant and gull to leave marker posts she deemed too close to the nest! 4/12/15 - Observed nest for 30 minutes from 4:30-5:00pm. Incubation has begun! Observed Female catch a fish and take it to the nest to share with the male who was sitting on egg(s). 5/6/15 - Incubation continues. Both birds were at the nest for the 30 minutes I watched. 5/10/15 - Incubation continues with both birds at the nest as before. 5/24/15 - One chick has hatched! 6/5/15 - Healthy chick begin guarded by both parents 6/12/15 - Chick continues to thrive. 6/19/15 - Chick was nowhere to be seen! The nest was empty. After 30 minutes the osprey adult pair were seen on a nearby dead tree with the female eating. No sign of the fledgling. Possibly it was resting low in the nest, but there was no adult near the nest to protect it. Predator?
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by SDevan about 3 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
On the island at the mouth of Gordon Creek where it meets the Chickahomy River. (Across from Chickahominy Riverfront Park, path near Campsite, R 29.)
Substrate: Bridge
Added by CCB Tech about 1 year ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
Route 5 bridge crossing the Chick
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by LibbyM over 2 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
Snag just west of parking lot at mouth of College Creek. Easily visible from the road.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude about 1 year ago
Last activity: 18 days ago
New nest created by pair in dead snag. It is very close to the road and very low to the ground.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude about 3 years ago
Last activity: 3 months ago
Nesting pair returning to an existing nest.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude over 2 years ago
Last activity: about 1 year ago
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude about 3 years ago
Last activity: 8 months ago
Nesting pair returning to an existing nest.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude over 3 years ago
Last activity: about 1 year ago
A returning pair to an established nest
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude about 2 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
Pair returning to existing nest
Substrate: hunting blind
Added by SDevan over 2 years ago
Last activity: 18 days ago
nest on hunting/duck blind directly across from boat launch location on Gordon Creek
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by jude about 3 years ago
Last activity: 18 days ago
A nesting pair returning to an existing nest.
Substrate: cell tower
Added by jude almost 3 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
A nest with young on the cell tower behind CBB

jude's photos

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