West Park View Platform
(36.8464, -76.3212)
Osprey Nest Platform
Scott's Creek near West Park View neighborhood. Per a long-time resident who was involved with the install, the platform has been in place 10 years. He has seen many offspring raised, but has also seen some failures.
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2021 - Dave Gibson
aAdult Arrival3/3/21
bEgg Laying3/20/21
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrival03/03/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying03/20/2021Chicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

05/08/2021 by Dave Gibson
Visited 5/8. Some dramatic lighting. Male brought nesting material to the nest. Female hunkered down, but both adults left the nest at one point. I believe there are chicks in this deep nest and that the female is brooding.

04/10/2021 by Dave Gibson
Visited for a short time this a.m. Female still on eggs. Male was around.

03/27/2021 by Dave Gibson
Visited this a.m. Busy place. The male and female had to defend against several intruders (male Ospreys). At one point, the female had to leave the nest and eggs. She returned within minutes. See photo #3 of defender and intruder.

03/20/2021 by Dave Gibson
The female is on eggs. I watched her for 45 minutes. She was hunkered down and barely moved. She made loud alarm calls almost every time a Brown Pelican flew close to the nest. I've observed this same behavior at the Elizabeth River Park nest. Never saw the male.

03/13/2021 by Dave Gibson
Huge nest. Surprised this wasn't on anyone's radar. The platform appears to have been around for a while.