Nest #163

Nickname: Cox Tower Nest
Nest substrate: Cox Cable Tower
Nest Location Description: Nest on top of the Cox Cable Tower. It has been there at least 21 years with Osprey visiting each year and raising young.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.843958
Longitude: -76.165135
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Matt
Adult arrival 03/01/2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Matt
Adult arrival 02/27/2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/08/2014 Nestlings 2
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Matt
Adult arrival 03/10/2015 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 Reese
Adult arrival 03/18/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Matt
Adult arrival 03/05/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/18/2016 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Matt
Adult arrival 03/11/2018 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

12/21/2016 by Matt
A pair of bald eagles visited the nest for a couple days.

02/20/2015 by Matt
Two bald eagles periodically visited the nest from November 2014 to February 2015.

12/17/2014 by Matt
Two bald eagles periodically visited the nest from November 2014 to February 2015

07/11/2014 by Reese
Two chicks on nest and adult female on railing. Do not appear to have fledged as of yet, but going to be soon.

03/09/2014 by Reese
A pair of bald eagles that are building a nest on osprey-watch nest 4083 across I-264 have been using this nest on Cox tower as a perch. Two crows have also been using this nest. Today the two crows objected to the osprey, who returned yesterday, sitting in the nest. See photo.

09/23/2013 by Matt
Osprey last seen on this day. Slightly earlier than normal fall migration.

03/16/2012 by Matt
This must be the nest of the osprey I watch at Kempsville Lake, right across I-264.

03/11/2012 by Matt
On March 9, 2012 I observed the female rebuilding the nest. She carried a 4ft stick to the nest and fixed it into place. The male sat next to the nest watching her work.