Nickname
Inlet from James into Sandy Bay
Coordinates
(37.2142, -76.7814)
Substrate
Live Tree
Description
This is in a relatively tall cypress (in a cluster of cypress trees) growing furthest from the shoreline.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2022 - bruceg2021 - bruceg2020 - bruceg2020 - Carolyn2019 - bruceg2018 - bruceg2018 - Herbie2017 - bruceg2016 - Herbie2015 - bruceg2015 - osprey0072014 - LibbyM2014 - bruceg2013 - LibbyM2013 - bruceg2013 - Jlspickler
aAdult Arrival3/1/223/6/212/28/203/6/203/5/193/20/183/22/174/1/163/29/153/16/153/20/13
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/12/224/20/213/18/204/7/195/3/174/20/15
bIncubation Initiation4/20/224/24/213/25/204/7/195/3/174/24/144/28/134/24/145/1/13
cClutch Hatching5/20/226/1/214/23/205/30/195/23/186/17/175/22/15
dNestlings1112211
eFledglings112211
eFirst Chick Fledging7/15/226/24/207/2/197/10/187/27/176/30/15
fChicks Last Observed8/31/228/31/209/5/15
xNest Failure5/26/13
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 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 initiation2013-04-28Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Jlspickler
Adult arrival2013-03-20Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2013-05-01Nest failure2013-05-26
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-24Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-24Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival2015-03-16Nestlings
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 arrival2015-03-29Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2015-06-30
Egg laying2015-04-20Chicks last observed2015-09-05
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching2015-05-22Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival2016-04-01Nestlings
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 arrival2017-03-22Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2017-07-27
Egg laying2017-05-03Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-05-03Nest failure
Clutch hatching2017-06-17Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival2018-03-20Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging2018-07-10
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching2018-05-23Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2019-03-05Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging2019-07-02
Egg laying2019-04-07Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-04-07Nest failure
Clutch hatching2019-05-30Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by Carolyn
Adult arrival2020-03-06Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2020-02-28Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2020-06-24
Egg laying2020-03-18Chicks last observed2020-08-31
Incubation initiation2020-03-25Nest failure
Clutch hatching2020-04-23Reason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2021-03-06Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2021-04-20Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2021-04-24Nest failure
Clutch hatching2021-06-01Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2022-03-01Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2022-07-15
Egg laying2022-04-12Chicks last observed2022-08-31
Incubation initiation2022-04-20Nest failure
Clutch hatching2022-05-20Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2022-04-27 by bruceg
Adult laying low on nest. Probable incubation. No 2nd adult in area.

2022-04-02 by bruceg
One adult perched above net; second adult on duck blind on water near nest.

2021-06-19 by bruceg
Lone adult shading I think, lone chick. Another adult in nearby tree.

2020-08-31 by bruceg
Presumed chick on tree above nest

2020-07-12 by bruceg
Kayak -Bird on nearby tree. Couldn't tell if it's the fledged chick. Nothing on nest.

2020-06-29 by bruceg
Fledged chick on nearby tree. No adult in sight.

2020-06-12 by bruceg
Kayak -- one chick - looks like the oldest of all chicks in the bay. Mother on nest. Second adult in nearby branch.

2020-05-31 by bruceg
At least one chick in nest. Adult in nest, no second adult observed.

2020-05-26 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest, unable to see if a chick is present through binoculars on land.

2020-04-24 by bruceg
One adult low on nest. No second adult nearby.

2020-04-08 by bruceg
Kayak -- One adult low on nest. No second adult in sight.

2020-03-13 by Carolyn
One bird noted today, sitting in nest

2019-07-19 by bruceg
Chick directly above nest in shade ed branch above nest. 1st fledged chick not in sight.

2019-07-10 by bruceg
Adult on nest. Fledged chick not in sight.

2019-07-09 by bruceg
Adult on nest. Fledged Chick is two branches below her. Do not see a 2nd chick

2019-07-01 by Herbie
Nest is in good condition. 2 chicks ready to fly

2019-05-14 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. Second adult in nearby tree.

2019-04-27 by bruceg
No osprey on nest (or were out of sight down in nest).

2019-04-09 by bruceg
One adult low on nest for incubation. Second adult in nearby tree.

2019-04-05 by bruceg
Robust nest, but no birds seen

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

2018-07-23 by bruceg
Two chicks at nest. Two adults in nearby trees.

2018-06-17 by Herbie
Female sitting on edge of nest. Male bringing in fish.

2018-05-25 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest. No other adult in sight. No egg sittting or chicks observed.

2018-03-20 by Herbie
Both birds at nest, and building nest

2017-07-27 by bruceg
Female on snag above nest. One chick laying low.

2017-07-17 by bruceg
Single bird on nest. Could not tell through scope whether it is a chick or an adult. No second bird in vicinity.

2017-06-26 by bruceg
Adult shading at least one smaller downy chick under bright sun. No second adult in sight.

2017-06-12 by Herbie
Mom sitting on nest. Dad near her.

2017-06-08 by Billy
Mom on the nest and the male was nearby

2017-05-25 by bruceg
Adult sitting low in nest. No second adult seen.

2017-05-14 by Herbie
Nest looks a lot healthier than it did a month ago. Female sitting in nest and male was nearby

2017-05-09 by Billy
A female was sitting low on the nest

2017-05-04 by Billy
There was a female sitting low on the nest with a male perched nearby.

2017-04-24 by Billy
Ospreys near the nest, but no incubation.

2017-04-09 by Herbie
Male and Female are next to nest. Nest looks in good shape.

2017-04-07 by bruceg
Single adult on nest - not low. No nearby second adult sighted.

2017-04-03 by bruceg
One standing on nest which looks almost fully made. No second adult seen.

2016-08-28 by bruceg
No activity at the nest.

2016-07-20 by Herbie
Nest has one chick in it. Mom feeding pieces of fish to it, and dad was in tree near bye. Chick is about 1/2 to 3/4 size and looks healthy

2016-07-10 by Herbie
Adults still on nest

2016-06-14 by bruceg
Adult still on nest

2016-05-31 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No second adult in sight.

2016-05-26 by bruceg
Adult on nest - sighted by kayak

2016-05-20 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No second adult in sight

2016-05-08 by bruceg
Adult on nest; no second adult in sight

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

2016-05-01 by Herbie
Nest looks OK. Female on nest. Male is near by.

2016-04-04 by Herbie
Birds are on and off of nest. Sitting on nest for a while than the other sits on nest.

2016-03-25 by bruceg
First time seeing adult at nest (male?)

2015-08-19 by bruceg
Chick flying on and off nest -- on adult in nearby tree

2015-08-09 by bruceg
Chick on nest -- not seen flying; nearby female adult - no fish

2015-07-28 by bruceg
One chick and one adult; second adult in nearby tree feeding. Chick never flies.

2015-06-19 by bruceg
One adult in nest, but no chicks sighted. Second adult came to nest with no food. Both standing on nest when I departed.

2015-06-09 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No chicks seen

2015-05-07 by bruceg
Adult on nest

2015-04-19 by portiap
adult standing in nest. same adult re-building nest in strong winds.

2015-04-15 by osprey007
Adult standing in nest.

2015-04-09 by bruceg
Much copulation of two birds

2015-03-16 by osprey007
Adult first observed today. Nest fell down over the winter. Will have to rebuilt completely.

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

2014-06-27 by bruceg
No action at nest

2014-06-27 by bruceg
No action on nest

2014-06-25 by LibbyM
Nest present. No adults seen.

2014-06-22 by bruceg
No adults on nest. No chicks sighted.

2014-06-19 by bruceg
Approached by kayak. Two adults on nest - both flew off upon approach. Could not spot any chicks, but possibly heard calls from "empty" nest. Adults did not return for 20-minutes I remained observing.

2014-06-14 by bruceg
One adult on nest, one chick, possibly two visible on 6/12/14. None visible on 6/14/14, but did not observe nest over long period of time.

2014-05-25 by osprey007
One adult sitting on nest. Other adult nearby. Enormous amount of boat and jet ski activity in this bay area.

2014-05-18 by osprey007
Still sitting.

2014-05-15 by bruceg
Adult sitting down in nest.

2014-03-09 by LibbyM
No sign of adults.

2013-07-09 by Jlspickler
Adult bringing nesting material today, no activity seen on July 1st

2013-06-21 by Jlspickler
Two adults seen on the nest

2013-06-16 by LibbyM
No activity seen at this nest.

2013-06-12 by Jlspickler
Adult observed on damaged nest site arranging sticks, either they are rebuilding or last years fledglings are finally in town and practicing their skills!

2013-06-02 by LibbyM
1 adult perched near the nest

2013-06-01 by Jlspickler
I saw an adult in a nearby tree the day before too, hopefully it indicates they will re-nest!

2013-05-26 by Jlspickler
Nest is destroyed, probably in the last storm. No adults present in nearby trees.

2013-05-20 by LibbyM
Adult brought fish into nest. Suspect clutch is hatching.

2013-05-15 by Jlspickler
Adult incubating.

2013-05-05 by LibbyM
One adult incubating eggs.

2013-05-01 by Jlspickler
Female was definitely on the nest!

2013-04-29 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

2013-04-23 by Jlspickler
Both adults were in nearby trees for the bulk of my observation time. At the end, the female was standing on the nest but not incubating.

2013-04-15 by Jlspickler
No incubation as of 4/13, both adults were on the nest for around 30 minutes.

2013-04-10 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female dropping sticks on nest; male nearby.

2013-04-01 by Jlspickler
I saw both adults on 3/31/13, but the nest is so complete that I think it's been there and under construction for a while, so I guestimate the adult arrival to be at least a week and a half prior. A conservative estimate of AA would be March 20, 2013.

2013-03-28 by Jlspickler
I saw one adult on this nest for 30 minutes the other day. It is definitely a nest, as many sticks have been brought to the site. I am waiting for the day I see both individuals on the nest to determine adult arrival.