Nest #3844

Nickname: Inlet from James into Sandy Bay
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This is in a relatively tall cypress (in a cluster of cypress trees) growing furthest from the shoreline.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.214225
Longitude: -76.781379
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 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 04/28/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Jlspickler
Adult arrival 03/20/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/01/2013 Nest failure 05/26/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/16/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/30/2015
Egg laying 04/20/2015 Chicks last observed 09/05/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/22/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival 04/01/2016 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 bruceg
Adult arrival 03/22/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2017
Egg laying 05/03/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/03/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/17/2017 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Herbie
Adult arrival 03/20/2018 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/10/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/23/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/05/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/02/2019
Egg laying 04/07/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/07/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/19/2019 by bruceg
Chick directly above nest in shade ed branch above nest. 1st fledged chick not in sight.

07/10/2019 by bruceg
Adult on nest. Fledged chick not in sight.

07/09/2019 by bruceg
Adult on nest. Fledged Chick is two branches below her. Do not see a 2nd chick

07/01/2019 by Herbie
Nest is in good condition. 2 chicks ready to fly

05/14/2019 by bruceg
Adult possibly on eggs. Second adult in nearby tree.

04/27/2019 by bruceg
No osprey on nest (or were out of sight down in nest).

04/09/2019 by bruceg
One adult low on nest for incubation. Second adult in nearby tree.

04/05/2019 by bruceg
Robust nest, but no birds seen

08/08/2018 by bruceg
No birds at nest on a hot day.

07/23/2018 by bruceg
Two chicks at nest. Two adults in nearby trees.

06/17/2018 by Herbie
Female sitting on edge of nest. Male bringing in fish.

05/25/2018 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest. No other adult in sight. No egg sittting or chicks observed.

03/20/2018 by Herbie
Both birds at nest, and building nest

07/27/2017 by bruceg
Female on snag above nest. One chick laying low.

07/17/2017 by bruceg
Single bird on nest. Could not tell through scope whether it is a chick or an adult. No second bird in vicinity.

06/26/2017 by bruceg
Adult shading at least one smaller downy chick under bright sun. No second adult in sight.

06/12/2017 by Herbie
Mom sitting on nest. Dad near her.

06/08/2017 by Billy
Mom on the nest and the male was nearby

05/25/2017 by bruceg
Adult sitting low in nest. No second adult seen.

05/14/2017 by Herbie
Nest looks a lot healthier than it did a month ago. Female sitting in nest and male was nearby

05/09/2017 by Billy
A female was sitting low on the nest

05/04/2017 by Billy
There was a female sitting low on the nest with a male perched nearby.

04/24/2017 by Billy
Ospreys near the nest, but no incubation.

04/09/2017 by Herbie
Male and Female are next to nest. Nest looks in good shape.

04/07/2017 by bruceg
Single adult on nest - not low. No nearby second adult sighted.

04/03/2017 by bruceg
One standing on nest which looks almost fully made. No second adult seen.

08/28/2016 by bruceg
No activity at the nest.

07/20/2016 by Herbie
Nest has one chick in it. Mom feeding pieces of fish to it, and dad was in tree near bye. Chick is about 1/2 to 3/4 size and looks healthy

07/10/2016 by Herbie
Adults still on nest

06/14/2016 by bruceg
Adult still on nest

05/31/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No second adult in sight.

05/26/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest - sighted by kayak

05/20/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No second adult in sight

05/08/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest; no second adult in sight

05/04/2016 by bruceg
Adult low in nest. No second adult in vicinity

05/01/2016 by Herbie
Nest looks OK. Female on nest. Male is near by.

04/04/2016 by Herbie
Birds are on and off of nest. Sitting on nest for a while than the other sits on nest.

03/25/2016 by bruceg
First time seeing adult at nest (male?)

08/19/2015 by bruceg
Chick flying on and off nest -- on adult in nearby tree

08/09/2015 by bruceg
Chick on nest -- not seen flying; nearby female adult - no fish

07/28/2015 by bruceg
One chick and one adult; second adult in nearby tree feeding. Chick never flies.

06/19/2015 by bruceg
One adult in nest, but no chicks sighted. Second adult came to nest with no food. Both standing on nest when I departed.

06/09/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No chicks seen

05/07/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest

04/19/2015 by portiap
adult standing in nest. same adult re-building nest in strong winds.

04/15/2015 by osprey007
Adult standing in nest.

04/09/2015 by bruceg
Much copulation of two birds

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Adult first observed today. Nest fell down over the winter. Will have to rebuilt completely.

07/06/2014 by bruceg
No activity at nest.

06/27/2014 by bruceg
No action at nest

06/27/2014 by bruceg
No action on nest

06/25/2014 by LibbyM
Nest present. No adults seen.

06/22/2014 by bruceg
No adults on nest. No chicks sighted.

06/19/2014 by bruceg
Approached by kayak. Two adults on nest - both flew off upon approach. Could not spot any chicks, but possibly heard calls from "empty" nest. Adults did not return for 20-minutes I remained observing.

06/14/2014 by bruceg
One adult on nest, one chick, possibly two visible on 6/12/14. None visible on 6/14/14, but did not observe nest over long period of time.

05/25/2014 by osprey007
One adult sitting on nest. Other adult nearby. Enormous amount of boat and jet ski activity in this bay area.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Still sitting.

05/15/2014 by bruceg
Adult sitting down in nest.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No sign of adults.

07/09/2013 by Jlspickler
Adult bringing nesting material today, no activity seen on July 1st

06/21/2013 by Jlspickler
Two adults seen on the nest

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
No activity seen at this nest.

06/12/2013 by Jlspickler
Adult observed on damaged nest site arranging sticks, either they are rebuilding or last years fledglings are finally in town and practicing their skills!

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
1 adult perched near the nest

06/01/2013 by Jlspickler
I saw an adult in a nearby tree the day before too, hopefully it indicates they will re-nest!

05/26/2013 by Jlspickler
Nest is destroyed, probably in the last storm. No adults present in nearby trees.

05/20/2013 by LibbyM
Adult brought fish into nest. Suspect clutch is hatching.

05/15/2013 by Jlspickler
Adult incubating.

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
One adult incubating eggs.

05/01/2013 by Jlspickler
Female was definitely on the nest!

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

04/23/2013 by Jlspickler
Both adults were in nearby trees for the bulk of my observation time. At the end, the female was standing on the nest but not incubating.

04/15/2013 by Jlspickler
No incubation as of 4/13, both adults were on the nest for around 30 minutes.

04/10/2013 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female dropping sticks on nest; male nearby.

04/01/2013 by Jlspickler
I saw both adults on 3/31/13, but the nest is so complete that I think it's been there and under construction for a while, so I guestimate the adult arrival to be at least a week and a half prior. A conservative estimate of AA would be March 20, 2013.

03/28/2013 by Jlspickler
I saw one adult on this nest for 30 minutes the other day. It is definitely a nest, as many sticks have been brought to the site. I am waiting for the day I see both individuals on the nest to determine adult arrival.