Nickname
Communication Tower, Bainbridge Point
Coordinates
(36.7412, -76.2938)
Substrate
Communication Tower
Description
In a communication tower, likely a cell phone tower, and not even 1/4 mi. from Nest #5335 near the Amber Lantern Restaurant
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2021 - Dave Gibson2020 - Dave Gibson2018 - Dave Gibson
aAdult Arrival
aOccupiedYesYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings2
eFledglings2
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Select Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by Dave Gibson
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/11/2021 by Dave Gibson
First trip this year. Visited this a.m. Female on eggs? The male was in the tower and just below the nest.

06/09/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed nest. Was in area for about 1/2 hour. There doesn't appear to be any activity here. Possible nest failure.

05/24/2019 by Dave Gibson
Observed nest briefly. There's a large nest here with usual flotsam and jetsam. I assume female is in nest and on eggs.

03/30/2019 by Dave Gibson
Something is going on here. I observed all of this from a distance, but 1 adult entered and exited the tower a number of times. Will continue to monitor.

09/01/2018 by Dave Gibson
Juveniles have fledged. Nothing in nest. Several juveniles in nearby trees, vocalizing, and flying around. Though channel marker nest is nearby, these were most likely associated with the communication tower nest. See photo, captured today, of young Osprey in flight (3/8).

08/16/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed in am. Both juvs. in nest and vocalizing. A lot! Today's photo is 6/7.

07/27/2018 by Dave Gibson
No sign of chicks in nest. Observed an adult fly into the tower a little later. I assume both chicks have fledged.

07/22/2018 by Dave Gibson
Saw/heard both chicks in nest. Much testing of wings.

07/14/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed juvenile and adult in nest. Doubt chicks have fledged.

07/07/2018 by Dave Gibson
Observed both chicks in nest. Chicks are big and one was doing a lot of flapping. It won't be long!

06/24/2018 by Reese
Call DGIF 757-818-4527

06/23/2018 by Dave Gibson
There are TWO chicks in the nest! The adult female was on the rim and the adult male was nearby on the tower. Oddly enough, there's a crow's nest just above the Osprey nest. Go figure. The dead adult Bald Eagle is no longer in the place that it was. Either removed by human hands or by a vulture perhaps?

06/21/2018 by Dave Gibson
Visited briefly. I took some photos. I examined photos more closely this am (6/23) and discovered a chick in the nest! That stands to reason as the female was on the rim. The chick is to her right. Unfortunately I also discovered what appears to be an electrocuted adult Bald Eagle nearby and to the left of the nest. Please see photo.

05/26/2018 by Dave Gibson
I'd just finished observing Nest #5335 when I saw several crows harassing an Osprey near the nearby the tower, (and observed the Osprey harassing the crows right back). Then to my surprise I discovered this nest lodged in the tower. I had no idea a nest was there. Boy, is it big! It's interesting that it's so close to the other nest. Both nest are maybe 1/10 mi. apart. There are two Ospreys on the nest and I'm willing to bet there are hatchlings on the nest as well.