Nickname
Nest #309
Coordinates
(37.8256, -76.7062)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
This is a platform nest just off shore from houses in the village of Sharps, Virginia, which is in the Northern Neck. Sharps once served as a steamboat landing.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2015 - Bren2015 - EVR Biologist2014 - EVR Biologist2012 - Bren
aAdult Arrival3/8/12
aOccupiedNoYesYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying3/28/12
bIncubation Initiation3/28/12
cClutch Hatching5/5/12
dNestlings2233
eFledglings2
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure5/15/12
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Bren
Adult arrival2012-03-08Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2012-03-28Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2012-03-28Nest failure2012-05-15
Clutch hatching2012-05-05Reason for nest failureA week after the third chick was hatched, there were only 2 chicks. No chicks could be observed the day after. It is unknown what happened to these babies since this pair has only been unsuccessful once in the 11 yrs of my observation. It was very sad.
2014 Nest Activity Report by EVR Biologist
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by EVR Biologist
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Bren
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2015-11-14 by Bren
In 2015, this pair of osprey produced 2 young and both survived! Hooray!

2015-06-10 by EVR Biologist
1 adult perching, at least 2 chicks 5 weeks old

2014-07-02 by EVR Biologist
1 adult, 3 chicks ~ 7-8 weeks old.

2012-03-29 by Bren
The ospreys are taking turns "hunkered down" in what must be called the incubation period. I am assuming that the first egg was laid on the same day but have not been able to observe any eggs from my vantage point which is lower to the ground and onshore.

2012-03-15 by Bren
The male arrived in Sharps on Sunday, March 4. The female arrived 4 days later on the 8th. No nest activity began until they were both here. They have both been busy building their nest and fishing.