Duck blind - Colonial National Park
(37.2183, -76.6966)
Duck Blind
On duck blind near parking lot of Colonial Parkway
What to look for
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2015 - bruceg2014 - bruceg2014 - osprey0072013 - LibbyM
aAdult Arrival3/23/13
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/5/144/14/13
cClutch Hatching5/19/13
eFirst Chick Fledging7/12/14
fChicks Last Observed9/16/14
xNest Failure3/10/15
xReason For Nest Failureother

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-05Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging2014-07-12
Egg layingChicks last observed2014-09-16
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2015-03-10
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureDuck Blind structure destroyed during 2014-2015 winter
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival2013-03-23Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2013-04-14Nest failure
Clutch hatching2013-05-19Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2015-03-16 by osprey007
The adults have not been observed on the posts since 3/12/2015. Hopefully they are building a new nest close by.

2015-03-12 by osprey007
A pair of osprey were observed perched on the remaining posts of the fallen duck blind. So sad.

2015-03-11 by osprey007
The duck blind where this nest was located in 2014 fell into the river the week of 3/9/2015.

2014-07-19 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult nearby. Both chicks flew off nest. One practiced aerial maneuvers by chasing terns that were passing through their area. Seemed the same one was possible trying to fish, but failed. The second chick seemed to have a slight problem landing back at the nest as it seemed to misjudged the wind and got blown away from its initial landing point.

2014-07-12 by bruceg
By kayak -- two chicks observed with adult on nearby post -- photo posted. All flew off blind upon approach. All returned after I left. No feeding.

2014-07-07 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult feeding to side. One adult on nest.

2014-06-30 by bruceg
Two chicks. One adult. on nest.

2014-06-29 by bruceg
Two large chicks. Breezy wind, one chick flapping wings and getting 8 inches off the nest. One adult brought in fish, but ate it on its own off the nest, but on the blind. Other adult was in nest or on nearby post.

2014-05-25 by osprey007
Both adults at nest. Chicks are being fed. All is well at this nest.

2014-05-18 by osprey007
Babies heads visible. Female standing in nest. Male sitting on nearby post.

2014-05-08 by osprey007
Female still incubating. Male sitting on duck blind next to nest.

2014-04-05 by osprey007
Female started incubation.

2014-03-09 by LibbyM
One adult at nest eating fish

2014-03-02 by osprey007
One adult observed on nest site

2013-06-30 by LibbyM
2 adults at nest. Can see 1 chick laying flat in nest.

2013-06-16 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >= 1 chick.

2013-06-02 by LibbyM
Adults feeding >=1 young. Saw one chick but probably more.

2013-05-26 by LibbyM
2 adults feeding young

2013-05-19 by LibbyM
2 adult feeding young.

2013-04-29 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

2013-03-23 by LibbyM
2 adults present at nest

2012-11-01 by LibbyM