Nest #3741

Nickname: Herndon Home Nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: I build this platform in 1999 in front of my house on Dymer Creek (Lat 37-40.804N, Lo 076-22.903W), White Stone, Virginia, USA. A pair of ospreys took it over the in the spring of 2000. This pair has come back every year but only a couple of nestings fledged. Most years the young were killed by great horned owls. In 2011 both the female and the young were killed by owls. The male found a new mate within several weeks and this pair has just come back to the nest for the 2013 season. This nest is one of about 15 active osprey nests on Dymer Creek and one of around 50 within a 7 nm radius. In 2015, two ospreys fledged from this nest.
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Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.680059438357
Longitude: -76.3665506792069
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Dave H
Adult arrival 03/10/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/06/2013
Egg laying 04/01/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2013 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/18/2013 by Dave H
I build this platform in 1999 in front of my house on Dymer Creek (Lat 37-40.804N, Lo 076-22.903W), White Stone, Virginia, USA. A pair of ospreys took it over the in the spring of 2000. This pair has come back every year but only a couple of nestings fledged. Most years the young were killed by great horned owls. In 2011 both the female and the young were killed by owls. The male found a new mate within several weeks and this pair has just come back to the nest for the 2013 season. This nest is one of about 15 active osprey nests on Dymer Creek.