Nickname
JCC Marina/Bilsburg Brewery
Coordinates
(37.2268, -76.7796)
Substrate
Live Tree
Description
Behind the new roadway behind the new brewery
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2021 - jude2020 - jude2019 - jude2018 - jude2017 - jude
aAdult Arrival3/13/203/16/193/8/183/26/17
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying10/21/044/8/194/7/19
bIncubation Initiation10/21/044/8/194/7/194/10/18
cClutch Hatching5/12/21
dNestlings31
eFledglings
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2017-03-26Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2018-03-08Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2018-04-10Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2019-03-16Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2019-04-07Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-04-07Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival2020-03-13Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2019-04-08Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-04-08Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying0004-10-21Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation0004-10-21Nest failure
Clutch hatching2021-05-12Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2021-04-08 by bruceg
One adult standing on full nest.

2020-06-13 by jude
Because of the angle of the nest to the road, it is impossible to see inside. However, today, for the first time, I saw a definite chick head peering over the edge. So, we definitely have at least one chick in the nest. Fellow Master Naturalist Bruce G saw feeding behaviors about three weeks ago, so I think we can guess that the chick is 21-25 days old. Hopefully, we'll be able to tell soon if there is a second chick in the nest. As far as I know, this is the first successful nesting for this pair. So, all this is great news.

2020-05-26 by bruceg
Only see adult in nest. Looked like she's standing and eating (or feeding a chick?). No sight of chick, but tree is too high.

2020-04-24 by bruceg
This is a tough nest to see into. It's so high, I can only barely see any bird activity from one location on the Jamestown Settlement side of the nest, but only on the "higher ground of the roadway. I think I saw a lone adult low in the large nest, but I did not have a high-power scope, just binoculars. No second adult observed.

2020-04-08 by bruceg
Carolyn Morgan did an activity report on nearby nest #1584 seeing a nest on 3/13/2020. #1584 blew away around 2018 - I think she meant nest #6662. While launching my kayak from marina, I saw an adult on a nearby branch but could see nothing w/the naked eye on the nest. Upon my return from kayaking, with binocs, saw an adult seemingly low in the nest, but no second adult on the nearby branch. Since I saw low-sitting birds on 2 of my 3 nests in the Back Bay along the Jamestown Causeway -- maybe #6662 also has a female on eggs? -

2019-05-12 by jude
Female continues to appear to be incubating the eggs.

2019-04-08 by jude
The female appears to be sitting on eggs. However, the nest is at a very hard angle and more observation is needed to double check this entry.

2019-03-18 by jude
Both adults were seen, one on the nest and the other on a branch nearby! Last year their nest failed, so hopefully this will be a better year.

2019-03-15 by jude
Park staff tells me that they saw the female flying in the area and landing on the nest for a few minutes on Friday, March 14th!

2018-04-10 by jude
The female is sitting low in the nest with the male close by. I think she has begun incubating but I will continue to monitor over the next few days to double check.

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

2017-04-29 by jude
Checked today and they are still bringing in nesting materials, mating frequently, and chasing off a third osprey. But no incubating behaviors at this time.

2017-04-09 by jude
Butterfly Girl and I went over to the Marina today and watched the new nest for a while. I took some photos and we were fascinated by the constant chatter of the two. Right now they are both just sitting on the edge of the nest and making a lot of noise when eagles or vultures fly over. It’s a beautiful nest for only being three weeks old, so we have high hopes we’ll soon see the female incubating.

2017-04-07 by bruceg
Male in nest upon arrival, female arrived and male left, female does not appear low and both were gone when we returned after a half hour.

2017-04-03 by bruceg
Female in nest. No male in sight -- did NOT appear to be low and in incubation, but tough angle to see up 40 feet.