Duck blind - Colonial National Park
(37.2183, -76.6966)
Duck Blind
On duck blind near parking lot of Colonial Parkway
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2015 - bruceg2014 - bruceg2014 - osprey0072013 - LibbyM
aAdult Arrival3/23/13
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/5/144/14/13
cClutch Hatching5/19/13
eFirst Chick Fledging7/12/14
fChicks Last Observed9/16/14
xNest Failure3/10/15
xReason For Nest Failureother

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/05/2014Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/12/2014
Egg layingChicks last observed09/16/2014
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure03/10/2015
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureDuck Blind structure destroyed during 2014-2015 winter
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival03/23/2013Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/14/2013Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/19/2013Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/16/2015 by osprey007
The adults have not been observed on the posts since 3/12/2015. Hopefully they are building a new nest close by.

03/12/2015 by osprey007
A pair of osprey were observed perched on the remaining posts of the fallen duck blind. So sad.

03/11/2015 by osprey007
The duck blind where this nest was located in 2014 fell into the river the week of 3/9/2015.

07/19/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult nearby. Both chicks flew off nest. One practiced aerial maneuvers by chasing terns that were passing through their area. Seemed the same one was possible trying to fish, but failed. The second chick seemed to have a slight problem landing back at the nest as it seemed to misjudged the wind and got blown away from its initial landing point.

07/12/2014 by bruceg
By kayak -- two chicks observed with adult on nearby post -- photo posted. All flew off blind upon approach. All returned after I left. No feeding.

07/07/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult feeding to side. One adult on nest.

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

06/29/2014 by bruceg
Two large chicks. Breezy wind, one chick flapping wings and getting 8 inches off the nest. One adult brought in fish, but ate it on its own off the nest, but on the blind. Other adult was in nest or on nearby post.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Both adults at nest. Chicks are being fed. All is well at this nest.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Babies heads visible. Female standing in nest. Male sitting on nearby post.

05/08/2014 by osprey007
Female still incubating. Male sitting on duck blind next to nest.

04/05/2014 by osprey007
Female started incubation.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
One adult at nest eating fish

03/02/2014 by osprey007
One adult observed on nest site

06/30/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults at nest. Can see 1 chick laying flat in nest.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >= 1 chick.

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >=1 young. Saw one chick but probably more.

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults feeding young

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
2 adult feeding young.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults present at nest

11/01/2012 by LibbyM