Seahawk Crane
(36.737, -76.2946)
Fixed crane
The nest is in housing on the top of a tall fixed crane on a barge that is just north of Veterans Memorial Bridge in Chesapeake, VA.
What to look for
Review All Observations
2019 - Dave Gibson
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure4/10/19
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed by human

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure04/10/2019
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed by human

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/10/2019 by Dave Gibson
The nest isn't active anymore. What had been a fairly level substrate was raised, the nesting material fell out or was removed, and wires were stretched across the entire area to prevent renesting. Pretty amazing. I'm fairly certain no eggs had been laid. There are a few empty channel markers with platforms just downriver. Perhaps the pair will relocate to one of those. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

03/31/2019 by Dave Gibson
I discovered the nest while driving south over the bridge on 3/30. It was obvious there was a nest on the crane that was just to the north of the bridge. I've since been back twice to photograph. The crane is inactive.