Jamestown Eco Park
(37.2255, -76.7808)
Dead Tree
Jamestown Eco Park. 20 feet up in dead tree, near Jamestown Virginia Eco Discovery Park
What to look for
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2020 - Carolyn2016 - bruceg2014 - LibbyM2014 - bruceg2013 - bruceg
aAdult Arrival3/13/203/11/143/4/13
bEgg Laying4/6/144/6/13
bIncubation Initiation4/7/144/6/13
cClutch Hatching5/14/145/16/13
eFirst Chick Fledging7/9/13
fChicks Last Observed9/1/13
xNest Failure6/13/14
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reasonadult abandonment

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2013-03-04Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging2013-07-09
Egg laying2013-04-06Chicks last observed2013-09-01
Incubation initiation2013-04-06Nest failure
Clutch hatching2013-05-16Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2014-03-11Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2014-04-06Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-07Nest failure2014-06-13
Clutch hatching2014-05-14Reason for nest failureadult abandonment
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by Carolyn
Adult arrival2020-03-13Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2020-03-13 by Carolyn
A pair was noted at the nest today, one was bringing sticks to the nest

2020-03-06 by Carolyn
Appeared to be a male osprey in the tree near the nest

2015-04-15 by osprey007
No activity on this perfect piece of osprey real estate. Too bad--too sad.

2015-03-16 by osprey007
Nest has been checked daily since Osprey was first observed on 3/3/2015. No activity since that date.

2015-03-03 by osprey007
Osprey was observed on tree next to nest.

2014-06-27 by bruceg
No adult on nest, No chicks

2014-06-25 by LibbyM
No adults present.

2014-06-22 by bruceg
No adults on nest. An adult is perched in dead tree almost 100 yards from nest, but do not know if it is associated with nest. No chicks. Since no birds seen on nest in over a week - possible abandonment.

2014-06-19 by bruceg
No chicks. No adults.

2014-06-14 by bruceg
No chicks visible, both adults off nest.

2014-05-16 by bruceg
One chick observed with adult feeding it fish. After feeding, the adult nested - possibly with newborn (and more eggs) underneath.

2014-05-15 by bruceg
Possible chick sighted, female sitting on edge of nest (approx. 37 day after start of incubation). Female feeding on nest, also looking down into nest, possible chick movement sighted in scope.

2014-05-08 by bruceg
Male landed on nest with fish, called to female and she came to the nest. She took the fish off to a tree to eat.

2014-05-03 by bruceg
Female on nest. Male eating in nearby tree.

2014-04-19 by bruceg
Female sitting down in nest, male catches fish, hovered near nest holding fish, then chased by black vultures. Comes back without fish.

2014-04-11 by bruceg
One adult hunched low - presume on eggs.

2014-03-22 by bruceg
Male only on nest and then flies away. No sight of female.

2014-03-19 by bruceg
Both adults standing/hopping on completed nest.

2013-07-20 by bruceg
All three chicks flew back to nest (7AM) -- made "feed me" call. Adult drops fish into group - all fight over it, but none take it away from nest. Adult in nearby nest

2013-07-18 by bruceg
Two chicks observed in nearby trees, one with a fish.

2013-07-16 by bruceg
One chick feeding in tree with fish. No adult or other chicks to be seen(7PM)

2013-07-13 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest.Adult brought food for feeding. They fed themselves. Third chick in nearby tree. Second adult in tree further away.

2013-07-10 by bruceg
Saw all three chicks. At least two were flying off nest and returning. Maybe all three, but we lost track when one chick became hunkered down in the nest. Eventually, all three hunkered low in nest with call from the adults in nearby trees. No feeding.

2013-07-09 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest, both flapping and getting good height above the nest in a driving rainstorm! Mom in nearby tree. Not sure if other chick has fledged, not observed nearby.

2013-07-07 by bruceg
Three healthy chicks. Mother brings a fish, one feeds itself, mother feeds some to a second. No male in sight. Minimal wing flapping

2013-07-04 by bruceg
Three chicks feeding, both in am and afternoon. A little flapping and practice hopping. Chicks still being fed by mom, although one started tearing at fish by itself.

2013-07-01 by bruceg
Three chicks and mom on nest, feeding. Two chicks done eating, mom feeding third chick.

2013-06-27 by bruceg
No feeding. Three chicks observed. Female left nest and returned without food. One chick actively flapping wings and jumping on legs.

2013-06-25 by bruceg
Three chicks confirmed. Mother shading two of them with wings. No feeding observed.

2013-06-23 by bruceg
One adult low in nest; no chicks in sight

2013-06-16 by LibbyM
1 adult feeding young in nest

2013-06-05 by bruceg
Past feeding; three chicks observed with feathers starting

2013-06-02 by bruceg
Female eating; three chicks observed; two appear more robust than the third who's not sitting up as visibly or as often; the robust two appear to be even feeding themselves off the fish

2013-05-29 by bruceg
No feeding. Only two chicks seen. Female is spreading wings for shade in hot sun.

2013-05-26 by bruceg
Three chicks observed feeding! Mom doing the feeding, dad bringing the fish.

2013-05-25 by bruceg
Female on nest, housecleaning. Observed one chick. Male sitting nearby, also flying around marina area looking for food.

2013-05-20 by bruceg
One parent on nest; other parent flies in with multi-branch stick; both play with stick; one parent leaves, the other sits on nest; chick not observed, no feeding

2013-05-19 by bruceg
One chick seen in nest, female on nest, male nearby fishing and landing on nest.

2013-05-05 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs

2013-04-29 by bruceg
Female observed 4/17;4/21;4/25;4/27;4/28 always with female on nest; male not seen

2013-04-15 by bruceg
4/13. Female hunkered down. No male in sight.

2013-04-10 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female on nest, but flew off during viewing; male nearby.

2013-04-09 by bruceg
Female on nest,male perched in nearby tree brings grass-like material to female.

2013-04-06 by bruceg
Female on nest, male perched at top of dead tree close by.

2013-04-01 by bruceg
Both adults in area, but were being chased by a single crow. Nest empty

2013-03-25 by bruceg
Both adults in nearby tree, one feeding on fish.

2013-03-23 by LibbyM
1 adult nearby. Nest empty.

2013-03-20 by bruceg
Two osprey on nest; one was moving sticks within the nest; the same one would fly off for one minute returning with a stick; the other just remained at the nest and once flew off into a nearby tree.

2013-03-12 by bruceg
12 March: Nest building still going on, with both ospreys snatching branches from trees while flying.

2013-03-10 by bruceg
10 March: No ospreys sitting on nest, but one with half a fish in a nearby tree. Earlier, we saw a possible juvenile bald eagle chasing one of the ospreys. Bald eagles are also nesting in the area of our nest.