Nickname
Cypress in Sandy Bay
Coordinates
(37.2167, -76.7807)
Substrate
Live Tree
Description
This nest is immediately across from the pull-off on the Parkway in a Cypress tree
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2020 - bruceg2019 - bruceg2018 - bruceg2017 - bruceg2016 - Herbie2015 - bruceg2015 - osprey0072014 - LibbyM2013 - LibbyM2013 - Jlspickler
aAdult Arrival3/9/203/5/192/27/172/23/163/9/153/9/153/9/143/2/13
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
aActive
bEgg Laying4/5/204/23/194/15/15
bIncubation Initiation4/8/205/1/194/19/155/18/144/11/13
cClutch Hatching5/5/206/10/195/26/155/19/135/21/13
dNestlings31012
eFledglings101
eFirst Chick Fledging6/23/207/1/15
fChicks Last Observed8/31/208/31/15
xNest Failure7/4/176/13/13
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reasonunknown reasonnest destroyed during storm

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching2013-05-19Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Jlspickler
Adult arrival2013-03-02Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2013-04-11Nest failure2013-06-13
Clutch hatching2013-05-21Reason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival2014-03-09Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-05-18Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival2015-03-09Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2015-03-09Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2015-07-01
Egg laying2015-04-15Chicks last observed2015-08-31
Incubation initiation2015-04-19Nest failure
Clutch hatching2015-05-26Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival2016-02-23Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2017-02-27Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2017-07-04
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings0
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2019-03-05Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2019-04-23Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-05-01Nest failure
Clutch hatching2019-06-10Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2020-03-09Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2020-06-23
Egg laying2020-04-05Chicks last observed2020-08-31
Incubation initiation2020-04-08Nest failure
Clutch hatching2020-05-05Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2020-08-31 by bruceg
Chick on nearby tree.

2020-07-12 by bruceg
Kayak - One bird on nest that flew off. Think it's a chick, but not certain.

2020-06-29 by bruceg
Jamestown Island finally open. At least one chick -tough to see from binoc

2020-06-26 by bruceg
Kayak - No chick seen. One adult at nest. Second in nearby tree.

2020-06-12 by bruceg
Kayak -- One chick with mother. Second adult in nearby tree.

2020-05-26 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest, but unable to see any chicks through binoculars on land.

2020-04-24 by bruceg
One adult on nest. Second adult in nearby tree.

2020-04-08 by bruceg
Kayak --One adult low on nest. Second adult in nearby tree.

2020-03-16 by bruceg
Two birds at nest. One flies off to do a number of low circles of the surrounding and appears to collect nesting material.

2019-07-19 by bruceg
Chick still in nest being covered by adult from hot sun. No sight of 2nd chick

2019-07-11 by bruceg

2019-07-10 by bruceg
One chick on nest. 2nd chick not in sight - must have fledged

2019-07-09 by bruceg
One chick on nest with adult. Another adult in nearby tree.

2019-07-01 by Herbie
One chick ready to fly. Both parents are around nest.

2019-05-14 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. No second adult in sight.

2019-04-09 by bruceg
Two adults standing on nest.

2019-04-05 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest

2018-08-08 by bruceg
No brids at nest on hot day.

2018-07-23 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest. No chicks.

2018-06-23 by Herbie
nest is empty

2018-05-25 by bruceg
Adult standing in nest. Other adult in hnearby tree. No egg sitting or chicks observed.

2018-03-17 by Herbie
Both birds in and around nest. Bringing limbs to nest.

2017-07-27 by bruceg
Single adult at nest.

2017-07-17 by bruceg
Single adult on nest. No second adult in vicinity.

2017-06-26 by bruceg
No activity. No birds. Abandoned?

2017-06-12 by Herbie
Male sitting near nest. Nest looked empty

2017-06-08 by Billy
Female sitting on the nest

2017-05-25 by bruceg
No adults or any action on this nest on this date. Hopefully, nothing terrible's happened.

2017-05-14 by Herbie
female sitting on nest. Male in nest with female. Nest looks healthy and so does birds.

2017-05-09 by Billy
Female sitting low on the nest

2017-05-04 by Billy
Female was sitting low in the nest.

2017-04-24 by Billy
Female still sitting low on the nest. The male was lose by.

2017-04-24 by Billy
Female still sitting low on the nest. The male was lose by.

2017-04-16 by Billy
Female sitting low in the nest

2017-04-09 by Herbie
Both birds at nest. Female is incubating. Nest looks good.

2017-04-07 by bruceg
Single adult low on nest (incubation?) on blustery day. No nearby second adult in sight.

2017-04-03 by bruceg
One adult sitting in nest, but not seeming low for incubation. No second adult in sight.

2017-03-20 by bruceg
Two adults perched near almost-fully-made-nest.

2017-03-05 by Herbie
Both parents arrived and started repairing nest on 2/27/2017

2016-07-10 by Herbie
Chicks have fledged

2016-06-14 by bruceg
Two healthy chicks in nest with one adult. Second adult in nearby tree

2016-05-31 by bruceg
Both adults at nest - feeding of, at least two good sized chicks.

2016-05-26 by bruceg
One -- or more chicks! Could not differentiate if there is more than one - well over one week old. Female guarding nest and second adult flying in area - estimated birthdate 5/15 -- sighted by kayak

2016-05-20 by bruceg
Female was standing up for half hour while I was in kayak. No nesting. Male dropped a stick for her and she used her beak to place the stick. It looked like activity done back in March -- not now. Have chicks been born -- or possible nest failure?

2016-05-08 by bruceg
Adult on nest; second adult in nearby tree

2016-05-04 by bruceg
Adult low in nest. no second adult in vicinity

2016-05-01 by Herbie
Nest looks strong. Female is on nest and male is nearby

2016-04-07 by Herbie
Female on nest all day

2016-04-04 by Herbie
Nest looks solid as a rock.

2016-04-04 by Herbie
Female on nest all day

2016-04-04 by Herbie
Today female never got off the nest.

2016-03-25 by bruceg
One adult seemed hunkered down in nest. Probable female since a male flew in with a fish. Possible feeding of female.

2016-03-11 by bruceg
One bird standign near nest

2015-08-19 by bruceg
Chick flying on and off nest -- no adult in sight

2015-08-09 by bruceg
Chick still on nest - not seen flying

2015-07-28 by bruceg
One chick on nest with one adult. Chick never flies.

2015-06-19 by bruceg
Two chicks sighted; one adult on nest

2015-06-09 by bruceg
Adult on nest. One, possibly two chicks seen

2015-05-07 by bruceg
Adult on nest

2015-04-19 by portiap
sitting on nest. second adult on nearby tree.

2015-04-15 by osprey007
Sitting on nest.

2015-04-02 by bruceg
Two birds on nest.

2015-03-21 by bruceg
One bird on partially made nest

2015-03-16 by osprey007
Adults working on nest.

2014-07-06 by bruceg
No activity at this nest

2014-06-25 by LibbyM
1 adult present. Nest empty.

2014-06-22 by bruceg
No adult on nest. An adult 50 yards from nest. No chicks.

2014-06-19 by bruceg
No adults seen. No activity.

2014-05-25 by osprey007
One adult osprey perched on snag next to nest. No activity was observed at the nest over an hours time.

2014-05-18 by osprey007
Sitting on nest.

2014-05-15 by bruceg
Both adults observed on nest, possible copulation, do not appear to be sitting on eggs.

2014-03-09 by LibbyM
both adults perched on cypress next to nest tree

2013-07-09 by Jlspickler
No activity seen on this nest either today or on the 1st of July

2013-06-21 by Jlspickler
It appears this nest failed. We had a storm with very high winds come through on the 13th and now half this nest and both the chicks appear to be gone. I was hoping the young were just cowering low, but an adult brought a fish to the nest and ate it themselves, so no chicks.

2013-06-16 by LibbyM
Didn't see activity at this nest.

2013-06-12 by Jlspickler
Both fledglings are large and doing well. Female was feeding this morning

2013-06-02 by LibbyM
adult feeding young

2013-06-01 by Jlspickler
Male brought in a fish, female fed both young. One is still noticeably smaller.

2013-05-27 by LibbyM
1 adult brooding young

2013-05-26 by Jlspickler
Both hatchlings look bigger and are turning a darker gray. No other nestlings observed, so I'm setting the number at 2!

2013-05-21 by Jlspickler
Two hatchlings observed while female was preening!

2013-05-20 by LibbyM
Both adults at nest. Behavior suggests they were feeding young.

2013-05-15 by Jlspickler
Female incubating. Male in a nearby tree eating a fish. We should be seeing babies from this pair soon.

2013-05-05 by LibbyM
Adult incubating.

2013-05-01 by Jlspickler
Female on the nest incubating. Male brought her a nice fish at the end of our visit.

2013-04-29 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

2013-04-23 by Jlspickler
Female was incubating the whole time. I never saw the male

2013-04-15 by Jlspickler
Female is definitely incubating as of 4/11!

2013-04-10 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female seemed hunkered in, but upon approach she flew off and both circled the kayak.

2013-04-01 by Jlspickler
One adult on the nest and the other in a nearby tree the whole time I observed them yesterday

2013-03-28 by Jlspickler
Only saw one of the adults on Tuesday the 26th, but very good evidence of extensive nest building/repair taking place!

2013-03-16 by Jlspickler
Very active today, both adults participating in nest building!

2013-03-11 by Jlspickler
I saw both adults today, and it is very apparent they are actively repairing the nest. In the span of an hour, 5 branches were brought to the nest.

2013-03-03 by Jlspickler
Today I saw this pair driving off a second-year Bald Eagle that got a little too close for comfort! Both were on the nest together for at least 30 minutes, and they stayed in the viewing area the whole time I observed (an hour)