Exit 231 Phone Tower
(37.386, -76.7626)
Cell Tower
Nest is located on the top platform of a cell tower at I64 Exit 231A
What to look for
Review All Observations
2023 - Rose2012 - Scientific Homeschool
aAdult Arrival3/4/12
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching5/17/23
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/6/23
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed by substrate loss

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2023 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Scientific Homeschool
Adult arrival03/04/2012Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by Rose
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure06/06/2023
Clutch hatching05/17/2023Reason for nest failurenest destroyed by substrate loss

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Nesting Diaries

07/11/2023 by Rose
I have seen Osprey adults perched on this tower in the past week. There continues to be no evidence of nestlings or fledglings that I have seen.

06/13/2023 by Rose
Significant amount of nesting material has fallen to lower platforms. There continues to be no Osprey seen in the area. American Crows and Turkey Vultures have taken over the tower as a regular perching location.

06/06/2023 by Rose
Have not seen an adult Osprey on the nest or in the area in the last two weeks. I pass by here almost daily. Will check a few more times before I mark it as abandoned. A significant amount of nesting material has fallen off of the nest onto lower platforms.

05/19/2023 by Rose
Viewing nest from sidewalk behind 7-11 parking lot. Nest is on top platform of the cell tower, one bird sitting on the edge reaching down inside nest tending to nestling(s). Quite a bit of nesting material is piled up on the middle and lower platforms as if it had blown down from the top platform.

05/18/2023 by Rose
Have been watching this nest site all season as I drive past here almost daily. I had seen a newly constructed nest and Osprey sometimes flying around the tower but unable to see if there was a bird incubating on the nest. On 5/17/23 I observed one Osprey perched on pole near nest while a second flew in with food that was delivered inside the nest and not to the adult bird perched nearby.