Nest #180

Nickname: CBNERRVA nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest apparently failed - the reason is unknown. Immediately after the pair showed up there was a lot of fishing activity close to and around the nest, and although the birds built a nest, and began to sit on it some, they never appeared to lay, or
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.248967
Longitude: -76.497215
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Sandra
Adult arrival 03/18/2012 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 unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/11/2012 by Sandra
11 April 2012 - birds are very attentive to the nest and are more settled, even when working boats are nearby. At least 1 adult bird remains on nest most of the time - speculate that they have laid at least 1 egg.

03/26/2012 by Sandra
26 Mar 2012 - finally, birds are beginning some nest building and sitting on nest. The clamming boat(s) that have been heavily working the area very close to the nest for the past week have moved off a bit. That may have been what was disturbing them.

03/22/2012 by Sandra
22 Mar 2012 - birds only land on nest and stay for very brief times (2 to 6 minutes). There doesn't appear to be any nest building activity, despite breeding behavior seen on 18 Mar 2012. (Could there be something wrong with the platform - loose, bee or wasp nests, other problems?)

03/20/2012 by Sandra
Breeding activity 18 Mar 2012. No birds seen on 19 Mar 2012.

03/18/2012 by Sandra
Adults returned!

03/01/2012 by Sandra
01 March 2012 - no activity yet