Nickname
Loblolly
Coordinates
(37.7172, -76.4363)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
On the eastern branch of the Corrotoman River.
Followers
None
What to look for
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2021 - Shirley2017 - Shirley2015 - Shirley2014 - Shirley2013 - Shirley2012 - Shirley
aAdult Arrival3/15/213/19/173/9/153/14/143/10/133/18/12
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/12/154/23/144/21/134/27/12
bIncubation Initiation4/3/214/9/174/19/154/23/144/21/136/9/12
cClutch Hatching5/30/156/3/14
dNestlings21
eFledglings21
eFirst Chick Fledging7/20/157/28/14
fChicks Last Observed8/31/158/15/14
xNest Failure5/4/215/22/176/3/136/13/12
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during stormunknown reasonunknown reasonunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/18/2012Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/27/2012Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation06/09/2012Nest failure06/13/2012
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2013 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/10/2013Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/21/2013Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/21/2013Nest failure06/03/2013
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/14/2014Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging07/28/2014
Egg laying04/23/2014Chicks last observed08/15/2014
Incubation initiation04/23/2014Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/03/2014Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/09/2015Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/20/2015
Egg laying04/12/2015Chicks last observed08/31/2015
Incubation initiation04/19/2015Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/30/2015Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/19/2017Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/09/2017Nest failure05/22/2017
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2021 Nest Activity Report by Shirley
Adult arrival03/15/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/03/2021Nest failure05/04/2021
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/13/2013 by Shirley
Believe that the 2012 pair returned this year. The nest failed in early June last year, and around the same time in 2013.

06/21/2012 by Shirley
Incubation behavior started June 9, but during a heavy rainstorm on June 12 there were no parents on the nest for several hours during a rainstorm. By the 13th it was clear that there were no longer any viable nestlings. We suspect that either the parents abandoned the babies, or that they were taken by another raptor.

03/29/2012 by Shirley
Last week it seemed as if other ospreys were trying to take over the nest - we had five birds in all putting on an amazing display of aerobatics for about an hour. This week, the original pair seems to have settled in and nest building has continued.

03/18/2012 by Shirley
Pair of ospreys on and around nest, adding twigs. Most of last years nest had disappeared over the winter.

03/15/2012 by Shirley
Previous platform, which had never been used, was replaced in 2011, with a taller post, and further from the shore. We had our first nest in 2011, and suspect that this was a first year breeding pair, as they nested later than other ospreys in the nearby area. March 10 2012 - Single osprey sitting on platform and calling.