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CaptMikeO's nests

Substrate: Channel Marker
Added by LibbyM almost 7 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: over 5 years ago
Pretty sure this nest was here last year. Pair built on the top of a live tree. Hidden pretty well.
Substrate: Old Dock Piling
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
Nest is located low to the water level compared to other nests. Built at the end of a an old dock on top of piling.
Substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
This is the only osprey nest platform built that I know of in the main channel of the James River from the City of Richmond to Hopewell. I am pretty sure the pair of osprey that are in this nest used to nest in an old dead tree on the north side of the river that fell in the winter of 2013/2014.
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: over 5 years ago
Nest is built on top of a live tree. THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE position of the nest. Should be within 100 yards north or south. Can't miss it if looking along tree line.
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: over 5 years ago
Located at the top of a live tree. Pretty well hidden. New pair/new nest. Very interesting behavior as the osprey would land in the nest and instantly fly back out, off the nest over and over before they laid eggs.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 5 years ago
Last activity: over 5 years ago
Nest built on a dead tree. Very nice looking nest, first time in this location. For a 'potential' first time nest building pair, this nest is beautiful.
Substrate: Channel Marker
Added by CaptMikeO almost 7 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
2013: This pair has been the first pair of osprey back on the James between Presquile Island and Osborne Landing. This morning (March 2, while passing the channel marker at 6:40am, I saw an osprey on the marker. 2014: First osprey back on the James in the Jefferson's Reach area again … third year in a row! March 2, 2014 about 7:30am.
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 4 years ago
Great nest. A tree fell and had a bunch of old vines, which the osprey built on. the vines and branches of the nest have combined into one, or at least visually, so it looks like this 10 foot tall nest, with a huge tree going straight through it at a 4
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 6 years ago
Another new osprey nest, pretty sure. This pair has built a nest in an old great blue heron rookery. A couple years ago, the tree the osprey have nested in was one of about four or five trees that had roughly 25 great blue heron nests. Over the last c
Substrate: Old Lighting System Pole
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
In December of 2011, a pair of eagles built a nest in a pine tree just off the bank, about 25' from this current nest. The eagles incubated their eggs for about a month and left. No eagle has come back to that nest. Now, a new osprey nest has been bee
Substrate: Old great blue heron nest
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 6 years ago
Two years ago, there was a budding heron rookery along this shore. About 25 nests or so were in three trees. Over the last two winters, storms reduced the number of nests to one. A pair of osprey came in and built upon the single nest that was left an
Substrate: Old Light Pole
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 6 years ago
A new pair on the James River this year in 2013. Just noticed it the other day. About 25' from an inactive eagle's nest that was build in December 2011. If any eagles come back over the late fall winter of this year, I doubt the osprey will return to
Substrate: Live Tree
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 6 years ago
This is one of my favorite nests. There is a tree that is hanging over the river, as it's at the very edge of a small bluff. There is so much potential for the tree falling, but this pair of osprey are rebulding their nest in this same spot on this sam
Substrate: Old LIghting System
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: over 6 years ago
This pair has returned and is located on the top of an old lighting pole, about 30' in the air. Both male and female are here and their nest seems to be in pretty good shape.
Substrate: Channel Marker
Added by CaptMikeO over 6 years ago
Last activity: about 6 years ago
Both male and female have returned. Saw one bird middle of last week and both are there now. They had a very poor nest last year, but managed to raise three chicks I believe. It was a flat bed of sticks on the base of the channel marker. They will do
Substrate: Channel marker
Added by LibbyM almost 7 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
Substrate: Channel marker
Added by LibbyM almost 7 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
Substrate: Old Lighting System Pole
Added by CaptMikeO over 7 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
This is a new nest ... first timers on the James I believe. There was a nest started a few years ago, and this pair came in and built a decent nest. The interesting thing is they built somewhat late, and while the other osprey on the James in this area
Substrate: Dead Tree
Added by CaptMikeO almost 7 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
The female osprey, Miss Ally, arrived on March 3, 2013. Their 2012 nest was lost during a violent winter storm, so they will have to choose a new nest site. In a way, the nest being lost is fitting given the story behind the naming of this nest. The last time the nest was lost during a storm they rebuilt in the same tree, which is where the blue dot is. I will adjust as necessary, but can't imagine they will move far. There are very few man made structures in that immediate vicinity so they may again, choose a tree. They may choose the same tree, which is located on the east side of the mouth of Four Mile Creek. 3/14/13. Confirmed that Miss Ally and Katlin are building a nest in the same tree the last two nests have been in. They have very little competition in the back of the loop at the north end of Jones Neck on the James River. In fact, they have no competition from other osprey in that area. To the west is a pair of resident bald eagles, and to the east is one of the last unoccupied territories of bald eagles available for a dozen miles. That is another story in itself.
Substrate: Channel marker
Added by LibbyM almost 8 years ago
Last activity: about 5 years ago
red light 132 - channel marker

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