Nest #252

Nickname: Oyster Cove
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This osprey nest platform was erected by our Oyster Cove community and the osprey pair that took possession of the nest were named Oliver and Olivia. I have been watching and documenting this nest since 2008 from my 3rd Floor condo balcony. In 2010, I started a wordpress photo blog to share the antics and adventures of Oliver and Olivia and their fledglings through my lens. Unfortunately, Oliver nor Olivia returned for the 2012. Our platform remained empty the entire season, being visited as a perch by several osprey in the area. It is now 3/21/13, and no osprey have taken residence yet. I still post weekly info of the area osprey as well as other birds at my photo blog www.bayphotosbydonna.com.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.9612951124064
Longitude: -76.2377380943298
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Bay Photos By Donna
Adult arrival 03/14/2012 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 the visiting pair left and took residence at another platform in Marshy Creek, about a 1/4 mile from our platform.

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/21/2013 by Bay Photos By Donna
3/21/13 - to date, no osprey have decided to take up residence on our platform. 2011 we had 2 successful fledglings. 2012 we had a pair on the platform but approx two weeks later they left and took residence at a brand new platform just erected. No osprey took resident in 2012.

03/15/2012 by Bay Photos By Donna
Olivia returned 3/13/12. Oliver returned 3/14/12.