Nest #1019

Nickname: Kempsville Greens
Nest substrate: Cell Tower
Nest Location Description: Cell tower adjacent to Kempsville Greens golf course. I saw an osprey in flight and he went to the tower. The nest is not centered on top, but off to the side towards the golf course.. The pair that are in residence here have been dubbed, Frank and Lola.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.8228392555258
Longitude: -76.1489033317566
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by ShirleyVB
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by ShirleyVB
Adult arrival 03/26/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2010 Nest Activity Report by vabeachlil
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure did not lay eggs
2011 Nest Activity Report by vabeachlil
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2012 Nest Activity Report by vabeachlil
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2013 Nest Activity Report by vabeachlil
Adult arrival 03/21/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/19/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2013 Nest failure 04/27/2013
Clutch hatching 04/26/2013 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by vabeachlil
Adult arrival 04/24/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/04/2015
Egg laying 04/29/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/05/2015 by vabeachlil
Today i see Mom and Dad seem to be giving flight lessons. This and the all important landing requirements. I noticed one small fledgling yesterday and a proud parent urging him on. Today there are two small birds yelling, "look at me, look at me!" The proud parents calling encouragement. Because the nest is in a high cell tower, it is impossible to know just how many eggs are in the nest, and how many hatch. There may be another, there may be only the two young Ospreys, as of today. It appears to be a young pair, and I am surprised that they have fledglings. I'm quite happy for them.

05/01/2015 by vabeachlil
We have NEW tenants at this nesting site. It's been over a year since a Bald Eagle Pair, chased Frank and Lola from their beautiful big home at the top of this cell tower. The Bald Eagles were relentless, bullied them constantly until they found their nest had been demolished and the large Male showed his Superiority in the food chain. But, have no fear, Mother Nature has come through with a New Young pair. On April 23, I first heard the singing of the female, and then an answer, when I looked up, she had 3 suitors!! The sky was a beautiful blue, mixed with that beautiful dance, and songs of love. On April 24, I noticed the female carrying LARGE branches to the top of the tower, joined by a single male. Throughout the day and into the night they built a quite substantial nest. I've seen only one day since where there has been a stray male challenging for the female. However her new mate will have None of It! As of yesterday, she has been sitting at the nest almost constantly, only calling for her mate at meal times for relief. I believe they are a fairly young pair, they are on the smaller side, not quite as large as Frank and Lola. I'm very happy to see a new couple, I've missed watching these beautiful Eagles!

05/09/2014 by vabeachlil
The pair of Osprey that have taken over squatters rights to this nest have been driven to the defense of territory. They have been diving at the one Eagle that has taken up look out or guard position, however the Eagle is not budging. The Osprey is not going to give up without a good fight, he has summoned 3, I mean THREE, other Osprey for defensive partners. They are circling high above the site, just waiting for the right moment. This is amazing, and in the city, yet!!

05/08/2014 by vabeachlil
Over the past couple days I've noticed a couple at the tower, cannot seem to see a nest from my vantage point. But today there are two Bald Eagles up on the tower!! It looks like a mature Eagle and maybe an adolescent . The younger still has feathers down the left leg almost to his talons and a bit of a softer looking head, and smaller than the other. The one I believe to be the adult is Huge, and beautiful. What now?

04/28/2014 by vabeachlil
It's been a long time since my first sighting of the season, but, my excitement has slowly waned to distress. I was sure I saw both Frank and Lola together accessing their nesting site, about the first of March. However, there has been no activity at this site, I've seen a young Osprey couple flying in the area and resting at the tower, but not the mature couple I've come to know and love. There is no nest on the tower, it was dismantled by tower workers in the fall. I wonder each day and worry about what may have happened to Frank and Lola. Maybe the severe cold winter has had something to do with there absence. I hope they have found a more favorable nesting site and will be parents once again.

02/21/2014 by vabeachlil
YEA!!!! The sun may not be penetrating the clouds today, but it is sunny outside my window! Frank has made his first fly by of the nest!! I'm so excited. This means spring is just about here and Lola is only weeks away. Let Osprey Watch 2014 Begin!!

06/20/2013 by vabeachlil
I am so sorry to have been remiss in my updates. It seems that a young pair did take over the nest after Frank and Lola left. They did stay and appear to have raised one chick. We observed the fledgling being coaxed from the nest June 8, 2013. This was a wonderful morning with lots of noise. Today, and over the past few days, young Ospreys have been flying over the house and making touch and go landings at the tower nest site. Today there were 5 young Osprey, calling and soaring overhead, I believe they are in search of a companion for the South American journey.

05/07/2013 by vabeachlil
Confusion abounds! The past few days there have been a few birds lighting at the nest area and calling out to others. Today to my surprise I saw a male approaching the nest with what appeared to be a small fish, or something small in his talons, some sort of exchange was made and a bird flew off, one was seen still behind attending the nest. I don't believe it is Frank and Lola, could another pair, young maybe have taken up residence in the abandoned nest? I'll keep watching, and update.

05/01/2013 by vabeachlil
I must sadly report that Frank and Lola have lost their hatchling. Friday I noticed both birds leaving the nest unattended for long periods of time, I knew this was uncharacteristic, they are usually very attentive. Saturday morning there was a lot of talking and calling between the two parents, there seemed to be a lot of stressful activity around the nest. Late in the day Lola could be seen and heard at the nest calling and calling for Frank, he returned her calls from off across the lake, however there were other Osprey circling with him. By Monday morning neither Frank or Lola returned to the nest and still have not returned today, Tuesday. I miss them.

04/26/2013 by vabeachlil
Today is the first day in a few that I have been able to really sit and focus on the activity in the nest. Today there was finally an actual hand off of child care activities, so I am assuming we have hatchlings! Frank soared in with a large fish in his talons, relieved Lola and she flew off for some needed, wing time. She came back about 15-20 min. later and is now on chick duty. However, as always Frank is close by, he never disappoints, he is a very attentive mate.

04/22/2013 by vabeachlil
Rain, rain. Frank seems to be sheltering in the trees. While Lola diligently keeps her eggs warm and dry. The least he could do is bring her sashimi.

04/20/2013 by vabeachlil
It was very windy today, I didn't see much of Frank or Lola, when Frank did appear it wasn't for long, he hunkered down next to Lola out of the wind.

04/20/2013 by vabeachlil
I believe Frank and Lola have laid their eggs. Though Lola had taken her time getting here, making sure Frank had the nest ready for her, I believe she was ready for this year to begin. She has been on the nest for the past few days, i have not seen her leave, though I know she has, but very little. Today Frank has been bringing her pretty little decorations for the nest.

04/18/2013 by vabeachlil
Lola has arrived! Some time early this morning I believe she finally made her appearance. I noticed a fluttering of wings in the nest at 7:40 am. And at 9:00am she stretched and flew off for breakfast, leaving Frank to watch the nest. Makes a gal feel good.

04/17/2013 by vabeachlil
Frank arrived AT&T nest bright and early this morning 7:27, however he had no breakfast with him, which is unusual. He generally has a large fish in his talons and feeds at the nest. Frank has been calling and calling, but still I haven't seen Lola. He may be off looking for lunch, he usually fishes between 11:00 am - 1:00 PM.

04/17/2013 by vabeachlil
Frank has been at the nesting site off and on all day, calling for his mate, however still no sign of Lola. It is 7:00 PM and he is off again. I have not seen him with any fish all day, unusual. They say wild birds don't feel emotional attachment to each other, but, watching him continually call for his girl and constantly adding things to the nest, makes Me emotionally attached.

04/16/2013 by vabeachlil
This pair have been dubbed, Frank and Lola, and this is their 4th year at this site. Today Frank had been spotted at the nesting tower however, I have not noticed Lola in a couple of days. I am unsure if it is due to the angle at which the nest is located or if something has happened. Frank has been calling for her, but, as of 7:27 PM she still has not shown up.

03/29/2013 by ShirleyVB
Pair noted on 3/26. Photos posted.

08/01/2012 by vabeachlil
the pair returned In march, nested, however, I believe their eggs did not hatch and they abandoned the nest in early August.

08/01/2011 by vabeachlil
In March 2011, the pair returned, built a very large nest, and through the spring and summer hatched and fledged three chicks.

08/01/2010 by vabeachlil
They are a young pair and their first year 2010, they were mated. I observed multiple males and one single female, over the course of 7-10 days as she was courted, much noise was made and feathers flew. In the first year, a haphazard nest was constructed but, no eggs were laid.