Nest #2303

Nickname: MCB Quantico- Warfighting Lab
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest is located on Marine Corps Base Quantico, on an Osprey nest platform outside the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. This nest has been active for several years. I first observed Osprey nesting in this location in 2008.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.506888
Longitude: -77.30924
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Perri
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by LegalEagle
Adult arrival 04/03/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/27/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2015 Nest failure 07/09/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/12/2015 by LegalEagle
One of the ospreys abandoned this nest or something happened to it. The remaining Osprey stayed for a number of weeks and sat on the eggs by itself. That osprey eventually moved on and no chicks were ever observed at this nest. There have been no Ospreys in this nest for over a month.

04/08/2015 by LegalEagle
This nest has been rebuilt by a pair of Ospreys and they are actively working to increase its size. The female has been remaining at the nest but is still standing. The male flew into the nest with a fish today.

03/27/2015 by LegalEagle
One osprey has returned to this nest but aside from placing a few sticks has been sitting in the empty box for the past week. This was a very large nest during the 2014 nesting season but the nest was cleared by the power company during repairs to the power lines last winter.

03/15/2015 by Squirrel Girl
This platform had no sticks on it at all today.

03/15/2015 by Squirrel Girl
No sign of osprey or even any sticks on this nest platform.