Nest #3841

Nickname: swimmer
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.2512247155991
Longitude: -76.9614839172363
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by swimmer
Adult arrival 03/27/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/26/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by swimmer
Adult arrival 03/17/2014 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

06/27/2014 by swimmer
this couple is still at the nest and very active, but no sign of eggs or chicks this year. I

04/11/2014 by swimmer
This couple are very busy fishing and nest building. This is their second year on this nest, having successfully reared 2 chicks last summer. Their nest building skills are lacking when compared to others in the area, but hey, they are new at itl Always funny to watch them watch their downstairs neighbors, a raucous family of house finches.

03/17/2014 by swimmer
snow in the air today and the first sighting of an osprey in this nest. Welcome back!

07/19/2013 by swimmer
we are very close to fledging

07/18/2013 by swimmer
Lots of flapping and jumping around in the nest by both chicks this morning. Fledging can't be too far in the future.

07/16/2013 by swimmer
the two chicks have really grown and are flapping their wings and appear to be very healthy. Parents bring in the fresh fish and the chicks are now feeding themselves.

06/30/2013 by swimmer
6-28-13 I had not visited the location of this nest since the 5-18 entry, but I was happy to see that there are 2 large, healthy chicks in the nest. Hurray! Both adults and actively fishing and feeding the chicks.

05/18/2013 by swimmer
incubation appears to be continuing. One bird sitting full time.

04/27/2013 by swimmer
I've been away for a couple of weeks, but the birds clearly appear to be involved in incubation. My vantage point does not allow me to confirm that eggs are indeed in the nest.

04/12/2013 by swimmer
Looks like the nest rebuilding has begun.

04/09/2013 by swimmer
I was away for a couple of weeks and there are now 2 birds on the nest. They have thrown all of last years material out of the nest and they are actively feeding on fresh fish. I'll be interested to see if they decide to rebuild a nest.

03/28/2013 by swimmer
Mar 27, 2013: First osprey observed today. Single bird, thus far. A single bird has occupied this same nest for the past 2 summers with no eggs of chicks observed.