Nest #3839

Nickname: Pungoteague
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Osprey pair showed up 3/13 one day earlier than last year. It may be the same pair that used the platform for the first time last year. They were not successful in raising chicks last year.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.6606915114796
Longitude: -75.8151946682617
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Pungo
Adult arrival 03/13/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/20/2013
Egg laying 04/16/2013 Chicks last observed 09/13/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Pungo
Adult arrival 03/14/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/24/2014
Clutch hatching 05/27/2014 Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2015 Nest Activity Report by Pungo
Adult arrival 03/10/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/14/2015 Nest failure 06/07/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/07/2015 by Pungo
After looking like eggs were soon to hatch the adult behavior changed. Both adults left for periods of time, now one visits, even moves around sticks but does not show any nesting behavior. The second osprey shows up but doesn't stay long. Last year we had one hatchling. We went away for 2 weeks and returned to an empty nest - don't know what happened last year. Two years ago we had a successful nest with 3 fledging. Hope next year this pair is once again successful.

06/01/2015 by Pungo
Waiting for the clutch to hatch! Mom has been sitting on the nest for quite awhile, can't see how many eggs are in the nest. Dad has been bringing fish, which are enjoyed. Still have not seen a fuzzy head though. They have both been quite busy around the nest for the past week - rearranging sticks and even bringing a thin rope with a pulley attached to hang off the side of the platform!

04/16/2015 by Pungo
2015 nesting season. Osprey arrived in March, a few days later than last year. Observed them bringing more sticks to the nest, observed pair mating second week in April. Female now sitting low in nest. Male nearby, visits nest a few times each day.

06/30/2014 by Pungo
After returning home after being away 2 weeks we found the nest abandoned. The chick was not there and the adults were around but only came to the nest for a short period of time. Our nest and one nearby both lost hatchlings. It was not observed but we heard that eagles that are seen often on the creek may have taken the young osprey. Last year we had 3 fledglings but even last year we observed the eagle flying low over the nest. We are not sure if it was the same pair nesting this year. Last year the adults never left the nest unattended at all - this year the adults both would leave at the same time even though one would return in a few minutes it did leave the one hatchling alone and vulnerable. Hopefully next year they do better.

06/02/2014 by Pungo
Photo shows nestling being fed by the mom while dad stands by. After a week of having the wobbley neck of a hatchling it is finally looking stong!

05/27/2014 by Pungo
Definately see one hatchling! Female is feeding it. Last year this nest had a hatching only one day earlier. That nest produced 3 fledglings.

03/28/2014 by Pungo
Nesting activity today! The male brought a variety of sticks and other organic matter and both he and his mate worked on the nest. I also observed them mating. Much warmer day today, less wind, good day to get started!

03/20/2014 by Pungo
Third year a pair of osprey have shown up during the same week in March. They are sitting on the old nest which is on a platform, just observing their surrondings so far.

09/18/2013 by Pungo
All chicks and adults must have migrated. Have not seen or heard any osprey since last Friday September 13th. Looking forward to their return again next March!

09/04/2013 by Pungo
Fledglings still around the area and visit the nest every once in awhile. I've seen a tug of war between 2 fledglings over a good sized fish - fun to watch! One fledgling comes almost every day and vocalizes loudly especially when another osprey flies near. He/she might still want food from parents. All seem healthy. One day an egret was on the nest and 2 fledglings came by and scared the egret off. It happened again a few days later and the egret held its ground!

07/30/2013 by Pungo
All 3 fledglings are out and about. They return to the nest every day for a period of time, sometimes alone and sometimes all 3 at once. They usually come to eat - mom or dad still bring fish for them. They are practicing flying and landing and enjoy perching on pilings, masts, skags and a variety of trees. All are very vocal!

07/17/2013 by Pungo
The three nestling continue to grow, one is larger than the other and often flaps his wings and lifts off (about 2 ft in the air over the nest). An eagle yesterday had them all chirping louding and looking up at the soaring eagle until it left. All are eating well and food seems plentiful enough. It is getting crowded in the nest when mom is there - she sometimes flies over to another nest, that is not being used this year, across the creek and leaves the nestlings alone for a few minutes.

06/25/2013 by Pungo
Three nestlings are growing bigger each day, starting to flap their wings. The mom seems to be sheilding them from the the hot sun (temps 90+). She has them in one corner of the nest with her wings out shading them.

06/01/2013 by Pungo
Observed two tiny mouths today being fed! There may be more!

06/01/2013 by Pungo
Observed two tiny mouths today being fed! There may be more!

05/31/2013 by Pungo
Happy to finally see a hatchling! We've been watching intently for weeks hoping to see some evidence and finally yesterday through the sticks in the nest we saw a little one! Parents are both active on the nest, lots of fish brought to the nest - everyone doing fine!

04/20/2013 by Pungo
Although I can't actually see the eggs the behavior of the osprey indicate that eggs are there. The osprey is always on the nest, hunkered down. The mate brings food and is often nearby. Hopefully we will be able to see fledglings in a month or so.