Nest #1129

Nickname: Edwin
Nest substrate: Old Piling in River
Nest Location Description: Nest on top of old piling in the Potomac River off Alexandria VA
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.7967
Longitude: -77.0389
Followers: 5

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by hustead
Adult arrival 03/13/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/17/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure other
2014 Nest Activity Report by schmeelcke
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/01/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure storm over several days, not sure if eggs failed but crows in nest today and no Osprey observed. None seen at nest since Wednesday.
2015 Nest Activity Report by hustead
Adult arrival 03/18/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/31/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/18/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by lp3hoya
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by hustead
Adult arrival 03/10/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/12/2016 Chicks last observed 09/05/2016
Incubation initiation 04/13/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by lp3hoya
Adult arrival 03/12/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/16/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by hustead
Adult arrival 03/18/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/24/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/11/2017 by lp3hoya
First Osprey arrives on March 11th, looks like the large female from last year.

07/06/2014 by Squirrel Girl

05/04/2014 by schmeelcke
surprised to not see any Osprey in the nest today, then saw crows in the nest. Seems the storm of last week either destroyed the eggs or the adults were injured. Sad to observe.

04/12/2014 by Squirrel Girl
Mom was on the nest and presumably dad was perched at water level nearby.

04/06/2014 by schmeelcke
Female observed to be sitting on eggs.

07/02/2013 by schmeelcke
three very healthy hatchlings getting closer to flying. Arrived and they were eating a fish and during next hour Mom and Dad brought back two more!

05/04/2012 by hustead
Osprey had been nesting successfully for at least seven years through 2011. In 2012, they found the nest occupied by Canadian Geese. Osprey tried to drive the Geese off but could not do it.