Nest #327

Nickname: Blackwater NWR - Osprey Cam
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Osprey Cam nest at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, Maryland
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.4408176303016
Longitude: -76.1206864929199
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by LisaM
Adult arrival 03/16/2012 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/20/2012
Egg laying 04/13/2012 Chicks last observed 09/15/2012
Incubation initiation 04/12/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/21/2012 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LisaM
Adult arrival 03/15/2014 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/23/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/23/2014 Nest failure 06/23/2014
Clutch hatching 06/01/2014 Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2015 Nest Activity Report by LisaM
Adult arrival 04/05/2015 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Juniper
Adult arrival 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

03/21/2014 by LisaM
First female seen on the Osprey Cam nest. Also first pair seen.

03/15/2014 by LisaM
First male seen on the Osprey Cam nest

07/21/2012 by LisaM
Our three chicks hatched on 5/21, 5/23, and 5/25. Our third chick died around June 19 from unknown causes.

04/25/2012 by LisaM
Three eggs in this year's clutch (same as 2011). Laid on 4/13, 4/16, and 4/19 or 4/20. First egg was about 5 days earlier than last year.

03/20/2012 by LisaM
Second osprey seen on the nest on 3/16. On 3/17, first mating action between resident pair.

03/16/2012 by LisaM
The previous post had an incorrect date. First arrival was 03/15.

03/16/2012 by LisaM
03/16/12: First osprey seen on the nest this morning. Looked like a female. Ate fish and rested.

03/05/2012 by LisaM
The Osprey Cam went live on March 3, 2012. Our resident ospreys usually return around St. Patrick's Day.