Nickname
KM Marker 30
Coordinates
(37.2179, -76.7611)
Substrate
Dead Tree
Description
New nest created by pair in dead snag. It is very close to the road and very low to the ground.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2019 - jude2017 - CB2016 - jude2016 - CB2015 - jude2014 - jude
aAdult Arrival4/1/193/28/173/20/163/28/174/24/154/14/14
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying4/20/16
bIncubation Initiation4/25/194/5/174/20/164/8/175/10/154/30/14
cClutch Hatching6/6/15
dNestlings1
eFledglings1
eFirst Chick Fledging7/17/15
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/10/14
xReason For Nest Failureadult abandonment

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2014-04-14Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-30Nest failure2014-06-10
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureperhaps too close to the road?
2015 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2015-04-24Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2015-07-17
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2015-05-10Nest failure
Clutch hatching2015-06-06Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2016-03-20Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2016-04-20Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2016-04-20Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by CB
Adult arrival2017-03-28Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-04-08Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CB
Adult arrival2017-03-28Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-04-05Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2019-04-01Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-04-25Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2017-04-09 by CB
Adults were on and around the nest when I arrived. The female is incubating. She was observed at on point down in the nest cup. The male (I assume), brought a fish (?) to the nest, although it kind of looked like a gooey blob.

2016-06-30 by CB
Two on nest. Not sure if the smaller in nest was a chick. After the bigger osprey left the nest giving a distress call, it circled the nest and left the smaller alone in the nest and then came back to the nest.

2016-06-12 by CB
When I approached nest female was on the nest but quickly flew away when she saw me. After I moved away from the nest, she flew back and began to settle on the nest again

2016-04-27 by CB
04/27/2016 Female is incubating. She saw Jude and me and gave an alarm call. The male appeared 30 seconds later.

2016-04-20 by jude
Female in the nest. Appears to be incubating....I'll check again the 27th.

2016-04-01 by jude
No osprey near the tree or in the area. The nest looks ready but no one is home.

2016-03-20 by jude
This young pair has returned to try again after last year's unsuccessful attempt to have a clutch. They are back, the nest is repaired, and they are both staying close, despite the large amount of car traffic nearby.

2015-06-16 by jude
No sign of chick above the level of the nest yet but parents are both in the area and often stand on the side of the nest. Will keep watching.

2015-05-17 by jude
Still incubating....this year may be a success!

2015-04-22 by jude
The nest appears to be quite loose and insecure. The adults are frequently in the area and sitting on the branches but no one appears brave enough to incubate.

2015-04-19 by bruceg
Adult sitting on nest; second adult on snag above nest; nest I see is on river side of Parkway and a bit closer to the Parkway pullout ("Real Estate" header on marker) than depicted on map.

2015-03-24 by jude
No activity at this nest yet. The remains of the nest are falling apart and include plastic bags and other unusual materials.

2015-03-14 by jude
No action yet....hopefully they'll return and try again!

2014-05-02 by jude
Both male and female are staying close to the tree and seem to be ready to lay eggs. However, no incubating at this time.

2014-04-18 by jude
There were two osprey sitting on this barely begun nest today, copulating. The nest is small still and the tree is very short and close to the road.