Nest #3816

Nickname: College Creek Loblolly Tree
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: On Loblolly Pine near bridge
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.226724
Longitude: -76.697748
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/23/2013 Nest failure 06/30/2013
Clutch hatching 05/11/2013 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by jude
Adult arrival 03/23/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/09/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/04/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/07/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival 03/20/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/20/2018
Egg laying 05/14/2018 Chicks last observed 07/21/2018
Incubation initiation 06/17/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/17/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/01/2019 by Herbie
Nest is no longer there. Parents did not come back.

06/17/2018 by Herbie
Mother standing in nest. It looks like one chick.

03/25/2018 by Herbie
Nest looks great. Both birds in nest

05/17/2015 by jude
Still incubating....Won't be long now!

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Female sitting on nest. Male perched on nearby tree.

04/07/2015 by osprey007
Female sitting on nest.

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Adults busy with housekeeping chores. Female staying close to the nest.

03/11/2015 by osprey007
Second adult arrived 3/11/2015

03/09/2015 by osprey007
First adult arrived 03/09/2015

06/25/2014 by jude
Almost impossible to tell what is occurring due to trees and leaves blocking our view. However, the two adult osprey continue to go in and out of the trees so it's very likely there are nestlings in there.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Female standing in nest. No feeding activity while watching the nest, but there must be chicks now.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Continuing to incubate.

05/02/2014 by jude
All is going well. She is continuing to incubate and the male is in and out of the area, bringing branches, sitting in a tree nearby, bringing her a fish.

04/18/2014 by jude
Definite incubating behaviors. Mama is hunkered down and sitting low in the nest. Looks like the egg/s have been laid because she's up every 45 minutes or so and appears to be rotating the egg/s.

04/07/2014 by jude
The osprey pair continue to improve upon their existing nest. No incubating behaviors yet.

03/23/2014 by jude
I noticed today around noon that there were two ospreys back to this nest. One osprey was sitting on the nest and the other was in a nearby tree. They were both eating. Looks as if the nesting pair has returned.

06/30/2013 by LibbyM
No adults or chicks seen.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Adult perched above nest. Assume chicks present.

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
Quick nest check while driving but didn't see any adults. Young could have been present but not visible from the road.

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult probably brooding

05/19/2013 by LibbyM
Adult perched on rim of nest. Likely chicks.

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult in nest. Possibly incubating. 2nd adult flying nearby.