Kingsmill Cell Tower at Soccer Field
(37.2304, -76.6745)
cell tower
Seen from Maintenance Parking Lot off of Mounts Bay/Frances Thacker
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aAdult Arrival3/14/233/8/223/2/213/3/20
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching5/27/21
eFirst Chick Fledging6/29/236/22/226/23/216/27/20
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival03/03/2020Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging06/27/2020
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival03/02/2021Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging06/23/2021
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/27/2021Reason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival03/08/2022Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging06/22/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by Pat717
Adult arrival03/14/2023Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging06/29/2023
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

06/29/2023 by Pat717
The solitary nestling did not want to leave the nest yesterday. Mom was in the other cell tower yelling for it to fly. Today I saw the nestling fly off the nest probably down to the river at Mom's request.

06/05/2023 by Pat717
On Monday, I watched as Mom was agitated by other osprey flying near the cell phone tower nest. Dad who was in the adjacent tower took off to scare the onlookers away and then Mom left the nest! I was surprised by this- leaving her nestling alone. I waited for a bit but no return of mom. Later in the day all was well.

05/23/2023 by Pat717
On May 23rd, I was able to catch my first glimpse of one rather large hatchling. Mom was busy off to the side the whole time I was there perhaps tending to another hatchling? Amazing that this first born is already pumping its wings! Beautiful!!

03/14/2023 by Pat717
Female is back as well! Got a great shot of the two of them.

03/04/2023 by Pat717
Our male Osprey is back! The nest looks well developed and he chased after a pair of Bald Eagles as I watched yesterday:)

06/28/2022 by Pat717
The hatchlings have fledged! There is no one on the nest but a lot of flight activity around the cell tower. Today when downloading old pictures from this season I see that this nest produced 3 offspring!! See new photos:)

06/08/2022 by Pat717
Have observed foreign osprey harassing the active nest on multiple occasions. Mom and Dad work well to scare outsider off with sound and aggressive flight. Two hatchlings join in with the raucous alarm.

03/08/2022 by Pat717
Exciting! Both the male and the female are sitting on the nest!!

03/05/2022 by Pat717
Observed male flying around cell tower nest site. Saw him sitting alone on nest as well. Nest looks to be in decent shape with some new pine thatching.

06/28/2021 by Pat717
Mom on nest enjoying a meal alone! The fledglings must be out catching fish with Dad.

06/23/2021 by Pat717
One of the nestlings flew above the nest this afternoon! The other nestling looked on in amazement with mouth open.

06/18/2021 by Pat717
Siblings are patiently waiting for Mom to serve dinner. One of the nestlings is pumping wings.

06/14/2021 by Pat717
We have two confirmed hatchlings! Finally got a photo with Mom and both offspring with their "pinecone" feathering:)

05/27/2021 by Pat717
Got a shot of our first hatchling today! Mom and Dad both posed with their offspring but the photo was too blurry...must have been my excitement! So instead here is proud Mom with her wee one.

03/04/2021 by Pat717
Today I was able to discern the female from the male by comparing size when they were next to each other. I missed the shot but there was definite copulation going on!

03/02/2021 by Pat717
Observed female Osprey sitting on nest alone in early afternoon. Later in day observed both birds. Had a hard time telling them apart.

07/09/2020 by Pat717
The third fledgling is still staying fairly close to home when it goes out for practice flights.

07/06/2020 by Pat717
Meals are still being eaten on the nest by the 3rd chick. Not ready to go fishing yet. Mom watches from the neighboring tower.

07/04/2020 by Pat717
The third chick has fledged! What strength and courage to get airborne at such a height!!

07/02/2020 by Pat717
Two chicks have fledged! One left who really wants to join the family for a fishing lesson!

06/28/2020 by Pat717
One of the chicks has fledged! It was sitting with parent in 2nd cell tower to the right of the nest cell tower in the pouring rain! Two more chicks on the nest. One is pumping like crazy trying to get airborne. With the heavy rain, it settled back down.

03/03/2020 by Pat717
Saw male and female on nest this morning! Male left nest several times to fetch additional nest materials.

03/02/2020 by Pat717
Saw male (clean white front) flying in circular pattern over nest site this afternoon calling as he flew. Another osprey was also flying nearby in a circular pattern. It left the area after 5 minutes. Went back at 6:00 pm and male(?) was on nest.