Nest #1611

Nickname: Cypress in Sandy Bay
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This nest is immediately across from the pull-off on the Parkway in a Cypress tree
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.216722
Longitude: -76.780684
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/19/2013 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Jlspickler
Adult arrival 03/02/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2013 Nest failure 06/13/2013
Clutch hatching 05/21/2013 Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 03/09/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/18/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/09/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/09/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/01/2015
Egg laying 04/15/2015 Chicks last observed 08/31/2015
Incubation initiation 04/19/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival 02/23/2016 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 02/27/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/04/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/05/2019 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/14/2019 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. No second adult in sight.

04/09/2019 by bruceg
Two adults standing on nest.

04/05/2019 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest

08/08/2018 by bruceg
No brids at nest on hot day.

07/23/2018 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest. No chicks.

06/23/2018 by Herbie
nest is empty

05/25/2018 by bruceg
Adult standing in nest. Other adult in hnearby tree. No egg sitting or chicks observed.

03/17/2018 by Herbie
Both birds in and around nest. Bringing limbs to nest.

07/27/2017 by bruceg
Single adult at nest.

07/17/2017 by bruceg
Single adult on nest. No second adult in vicinity.

06/26/2017 by bruceg
No activity. No birds. Abandoned?

06/12/2017 by Herbie
Male sitting near nest. Nest looked empty

06/08/2017 by Billy
Female sitting on the nest

05/25/2017 by bruceg
No adults or any action on this nest on this date. Hopefully, nothing terrible's happened.

05/14/2017 by Herbie
female sitting on nest. Male in nest with female. Nest looks healthy and so does birds.

05/09/2017 by Billy
Female sitting low on the nest

05/04/2017 by Billy
Female was sitting low in the nest.

04/24/2017 by Billy
Female still sitting low on the nest. The male was lose by.

04/24/2017 by Billy
Female still sitting low on the nest. The male was lose by.

04/16/2017 by Billy
Female sitting low in the nest

04/09/2017 by Herbie
Both birds at nest. Female is incubating. Nest looks good.

04/07/2017 by bruceg
Single adult low on nest (incubation?) on blustery day. No nearby second adult in sight.

04/03/2017 by bruceg
One adult sitting in nest, but not seeming low for incubation. No second adult in sight.

03/20/2017 by bruceg
Two adults perched near almost-fully-made-nest.

03/05/2017 by Herbie
Both parents arrived and started repairing nest on 2/27/2017

07/10/2016 by Herbie
Chicks have fledged

06/14/2016 by bruceg
Two healthy chicks in nest with one adult. Second adult in nearby tree

05/31/2016 by bruceg
Both adults at nest - feeding of, at least two good sized chicks.

05/26/2016 by bruceg
One -- or more chicks! Could not differentiate if there is more than one - well over one week old. Female guarding nest and second adult flying in area - estimated birthdate 5/15 -- sighted by kayak

05/20/2016 by bruceg
Female was standing up for half hour while I was in kayak. No nesting. Male dropped a stick for her and she used her beak to place the stick. It looked like activity done back in March -- not now. Have chicks been born -- or possible nest failure?

05/08/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest; second adult in nearby tree

05/04/2016 by bruceg
Adult low in nest. no second adult in vicinity

05/01/2016 by Herbie
Nest looks strong. Female is on nest and male is nearby

04/07/2016 by Herbie
Female on nest all day

04/04/2016 by Herbie
Nest looks solid as a rock.

04/04/2016 by Herbie
Female on nest all day

04/04/2016 by Herbie
Today female never got off the nest.

03/25/2016 by bruceg
One adult seemed hunkered down in nest. Probable female since a male flew in with a fish. Possible feeding of female.

03/11/2016 by bruceg
One bird standign near nest

08/19/2015 by bruceg
Chick flying on and off nest -- no adult in sight

08/09/2015 by bruceg
Chick still on nest - not seen flying

07/28/2015 by bruceg
One chick on nest with one adult. Chick never flies.

06/19/2015 by bruceg
Two chicks sighted; one adult on nest

06/09/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest. One, possibly two chicks seen

05/07/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest

04/19/2015 by portiap
sitting on nest. second adult on nearby tree.

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Sitting on nest.

04/02/2015 by bruceg
Two birds on nest.

03/21/2015 by bruceg
One bird on partially made nest

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Adults working on nest.

07/06/2014 by bruceg
No activity at this nest

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
1 adult present. Nest empty.

06/22/2014 by bruceg
No adult on nest. An adult 50 yards from nest. No chicks.

06/19/2014 by bruceg
No adults seen. No activity.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
One adult osprey perched on snag next to nest. No activity was observed at the nest over an hours time.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Sitting on nest.

05/15/2014 by bruceg
Both adults observed on nest, possible copulation, do not appear to be sitting on eggs.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
both adults perched on cypress next to nest tree

07/09/2013 by Jlspickler
No activity seen on this nest either today or on the 1st of July

06/21/2013 by Jlspickler
It appears this nest failed. We had a storm with very high winds come through on the 13th and now half this nest and both the chicks appear to be gone. I was hoping the young were just cowering low, but an adult brought a fish to the nest and ate it themselves, so no chicks.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Didn't see activity at this nest.

06/12/2013 by Jlspickler
Both fledglings are large and doing well. Female was feeding this morning

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
adult feeding young

06/01/2013 by Jlspickler
Male brought in a fish, female fed both young. One is still noticeably smaller.

05/27/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult brooding young

05/26/2013 by Jlspickler
Both hatchlings look bigger and are turning a darker gray. No other nestlings observed, so I'm setting the number at 2!

05/21/2013 by Jlspickler
Two hatchlings observed while female was preening!

05/20/2013 by LibbyM
Both adults at nest. Behavior suggests they were feeding young.

05/15/2013 by Jlspickler
Female incubating. Male in a nearby tree eating a fish. We should be seeing babies from this pair soon.

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating.

05/01/2013 by Jlspickler
Female on the nest incubating. Male brought her a nice fish at the end of our visit.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

04/23/2013 by Jlspickler
Female was incubating the whole time. I never saw the male

04/15/2013 by Jlspickler
Female is definitely incubating as of 4/11!

04/10/2013 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female seemed hunkered in, but upon approach she flew off and both circled the kayak.

04/01/2013 by Jlspickler
One adult on the nest and the other in a nearby tree the whole time I observed them yesterday

03/28/2013 by Jlspickler
Only saw one of the adults on Tuesday the 26th, but very good evidence of extensive nest building/repair taking place!

03/16/2013 by Jlspickler
Very active today, both adults participating in nest building!

03/11/2013 by Jlspickler
I saw both adults today, and it is very apparent they are actively repairing the nest. In the span of an hour, 5 branches were brought to the nest.

03/03/2013 by Jlspickler
Today I saw this pair driving off a second-year Bald Eagle that got a little too close for comfort! Both were on the nest together for at least 30 minutes, and they stayed in the viewing area the whole time I observed (an hour)