Nickname
Jamestown Beach
Coordinates
(37.2227, -76.79)
Substrate
50 yards off beach
Description
50 yards off beach on a 3-pole platform 6 feet above water.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2022 - bruceg2021 - bruceg2020 - bruceg2019 - bruceg2018 - bruceg2017 - bruceg2017 - Butterflygirl2016 - bruceg2015 - bruceg2014 - LibbyM2014 - bruceg2013 - LibbyM2013 - rfc26162013 - AlisonH2013 - GoGoCarl
aAdult Arrival3/1/223/10/213/9/203/5/192/27/173/1/173/3/163/6/15
aOccupiedYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/13/224/2/194/4/174/26/164/10/15
bIncubation Initiation4/18/224/2/194/7/174/26/164/10/154/5/145/19/13
cClutch Hatching5/18/225/24/176/7/165/14/146/2/13
dNestlings100110221111
eFledglings10112
eFirst Chick Fledging7/12/227/24/177/3/177/8/14
fChicks Last Observed8/12/228/15/169/23/14
xNest Failure5/26/207/19/15
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during stormunknown reason

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by rfc2616
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by GoGoCarl
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by AlisonH
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2013-05-19Nest failure
Clutch hatching2013-06-02Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-04-05Nest failure
Clutch hatching2014-05-14Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging2014-07-08
Egg layingChicks last observed2014-09-23
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2015-03-06Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2015-04-10Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2015-04-10Nest failure2015-07-19
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2016-03-03Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2017-07-03
Egg laying2016-04-26Chicks last observed2016-08-15
Incubation initiation2016-04-26Nest failure
Clutch hatching2016-06-07Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Butterflygirl
Adult arrival2017-03-01Nestlings
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 arrival2017-02-27Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2017-07-24
Egg laying2017-04-04Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-04-07Nest failure
Clutch hatching2017-05-24Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings0
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2019-03-05Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2019-04-02Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2019-04-02Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2020-03-09Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2020-05-26
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2021 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2021-03-10Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival2022-03-01Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging2022-07-12
Egg laying2022-04-13Chicks last observed2022-08-12
Incubation initiation2022-04-18Nest failure
Clutch hatching2022-05-18Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2022-04-03 by bruceg
Both adults at nest in high wind. Female appeared to be hunkered down on nest. Will look in lighter winds to see if she might be incubating.

2022-04-03 by bruceg
No adults at nest. A couple birds flying in area. Bald eagle circling Jamestown causeway and one eagle sitting in branch at edge of sandy Bay

2022-03-16 by bruceg
Two adults at half finished nest.

2022-03-14 by bruceg
Two adults by nest, then one flew around. Nest only looks half completed.

2021-04-08 by bruceg
No birds at nest.

2021-03-24 by bruceg
Two adult bird, full nest. No behavior.

2020-04-04 by bruceg
One adult on nest laying low -- on eggs? Second adult in nearby tree.

2020-03-24 by bruceg
One bird on nest. No other adult in sight.

2019-05-14 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. Second adult came to nest once.

2019-05-14 by bruceg
Adult still on nest possibly oer eggs. Second adult came to nest once.

2019-04-27 by bruceg
One adult on nest (covering eggs?). Second adult flew to nest and then flew away.

2019-04-09 by bruceg
One adult low on nest for incubation

2018-07-23 by bruceg
Two adults at full nest. No chicks.

2018-06-17 by Herbie
Nest is empty. No birds in sight

2018-05-22 by bruceg
One female on nest. Male not in sight. Didn't apear she was on eggs or chicks.

2018-03-17 by Herbie
Both birds in nest. Nest looks really nice and healthy

2017-07-27 by bruceg
Two adutls surrounding nest. No sign of chick. Came back two days later -- no birds on nest at all.

2017-07-17 by bruceg
One full size chick on edge of nest, no flapping or jumping. Did not see it fly. Adult on nest flew away.

2017-07-07 by bruceg
Two chicks in nest. No flying, Two adults near nest.

2017-06-26 by bruceg
Saw one bird at nest, but could not see any chick with my binoculars -- maybe shaded from bright sun. Now reading 6/12 post, I have to return with my scope.

2017-06-12 by Herbie
Female had one wing open, shading what I assume is a chick.

2017-05-14 by Herbie
Nest looks healthy. Female sitting on nest. Male flying in and out of nest

2017-04-09 by Butterflygirl
Looks like female on nest. Very deep nest. Second adult nearby. Picture added.

2017-04-09 by Herbie
Only seen one bird on nest. Stayed one hour. Did not see another Bird.

2017-04-07 by bruceg
Possible incubation. One adult low in nest (but it could be because of blustery day). Second adult - looks like male - on nearby platform post eating fish.

2017-04-03 by bruceg
Two adults on platform. Fuly made nest. No flying observed.

2017-03-20 by bruceg
Two adults on platform close to almost fully made nest. No flying observed.

2017-03-12 by Butterflygirl
This may be a new nest as it is on a triangular wood platform just off Jamestown Beach but near the bridge that leads to the ferry terminal. I watched the male osprey leave the nest and have a short flight swoop on a bald eagle on the beach. He returned to the nest directly after. Not sure if a territorial thing. I did not see food involved. Very chilly day.

2017-03-01 by Butterflygirl
17:11 on ferry boarding observed pair on platform. Just prior to boarding, one of the osprey dove for branch in wooded area of Jamestown beach and brought to platform.

2016-08-28 by bruceg
No birds at or around nest. Nest seemed to be half destroyed.

2016-07-22 by Herbie
I took the ferry to Surry on July 2 and the Chicks had fledged. They were flying around the ferry looking for something to eat. (Hovering, etc.)

2016-06-12 by bruceg
Adult on Nest

2016-05-31 by bruceg
Adult on Nest

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

2016-05-08 by bruceg
One adult on eggs; other adult sitting nearby

2016-05-04 by bruceg
One adult on nest - stood up seemed to be moving something (eggs?) with her beack. Sat back down. No sight of second adult.

2016-03-21 by bruceg
Female sitting on and standing in nest. Male flying around nest - no landing.

2016-03-11 by bruceg
Male and female bird standing on individual posts of nest platform

2015-07-31 by bruceg
Nest empty

2015-06-19 by bruceg
Two adults at nest; one in nest; no chicks sighted.

2015-06-10 by portiap
Adult sitting on nest. No chicks observed.

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

2015-05-13 by portiap
Female adult sitting on nest, male standing on nest. Male moved behind female and took over spot on nest; poked around nest with beak for a few minutes. Female flew to nearby tree and remained motionless in tree. Male stayed on nest for 10 minutes or so, then flew to nearby tree to join female. No bird on nest for last 10 minutes.

2015-04-19 by portiap
Adult sitting on nest

2015-04-02 by bruceg
Two birds on fully-made nest.

2015-03-10 by bruceg
Pair first seen on constructed nest

2014-07-19 by bruceg
One chick on nest with one adult. Second chick not in sight.

2014-07-18 by bruceg
Two chicks on nest. One adult. No feeding. Since report on 7/17 had all chicks off nest - presume both have now fledged.

2014-07-17 by bruceg
One adult and one chick on nest. Chick flew away from nest, harassed a bald eagle 250 yards from nest in shore tree making eagle fly away then chick returned to nest. Upon its return to nest it had talons out flying low across water, but never struck water. Adult never moved from nest.

2014-07-07 by bruceg
Two chicks observed. One adult on nest.

2014-06-30 by bruceg
Two chicks observed. One adult on nest.

2014-06-25 by LibbyM

2014-06-22 by bruceg
One big healthy chick on nest. One adult on nest.

2014-04-23 by LibbyM
Bart saw this nest on incubating

2014-04-02 by LibbyM
2 adults seen

2013-07-03 by GoGoCarl
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

2013-07-03 by AlisonH
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

2013-07-03 by rfc2616
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

2013-07-03 by
Two adults and one chick 35-40 days old. One addled egg.

2013-06-16 by LibbyM
2 adults feeding young

2013-06-02 by LibbyM
adults feeding young, not sure how many chicks yet

2013-05-26 by LibbyM
adult incubating

2013-05-19 by LibbyM
adult incubating - first nest check so don't know when incubation began