Nest #3854

Nickname: Mill Creek
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.218847
Longitude: -76.744225
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/30/2013 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2013 Nest failure 06/13/2013
Clutch hatching 05/25/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/19/2014 Nest failure 06/29/2014
Clutch hatching 05/23/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 04/05/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/11/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/22/2015
Incubation initiation 04/17/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/19/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/30/2016
Incubation initiation 05/01/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/05/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 04/02/2017 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2017 Nest failure 05/06/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/24/2018 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/28/2019 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

05/12/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

05/05/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/27/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/21/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/14/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/07/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

04/06/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey perched in the tree on a nearby branch.

03/30/2019 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

03/28/2019 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest, another perched on a branch nearby eating a fish.

07/22/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/14/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/08/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/24/2018 by ChrisC
Nest empty

06/23/2018 by ChrisC
One adult Osprey on the nest

06/17/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

05/31/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

05/28/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

05/26/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

05/20/2018 by ChrisC
Possibly an Osprey very low - difficult to make out.

05/19/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

05/13/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey on the nest.

05/05/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty at first. Then a single Osprey arrives.

04/29/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat high on the nest.

04/22/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

04/21/2018 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty

04/14/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

04/08/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

04/01/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

03/31/2018 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the nest at first, then both fly off.

03/25/2018 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

03/24/2018 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the nest.

07/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey (possibly male) sat next to the nest.

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. Looks like it's abandoned.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, both standing up high. Half hour later, nest appears to be empty.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen at 2 observation times through telescope.

05/06/2017 by ChrisC
Nothing seen through poor binoculars.

04/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest.

04/23/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest.

04/22/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low in the nest.

04/16/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on the nest, one standing up high, other sat low.

04/15/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest, standing up high, moving around, and later to the side of the nest.

04/09/2017 by ChrisC
Both Osprey on nest, arranging it. One flies off and returns a few minutes later

04/02/2017 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, then one Osprey perches next to nest. Another joins it, and both briefly occupy nest.

03/26/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest.

09/10/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

09/02/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/27/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty, eagle perched in tree about 30 yards from nest.

08/21/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/11/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/06/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/30/2016 by ChrisC
Two birds on the nest. Looks like adult female and juvenile. Walk around nest, flap and fly off.

07/23/2016 by ChrisC
One bird flies off as I start observing. Empty the rest of the time.

07/21/2016 by ChrisC
One bird (possibly adult on the nest) ~8pm

07/17/2016 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/16/2016 by ChrisC
7:00am:One bird perched next to nest. Looks like an adult. Nothing seen in nest. Same situation 5 hours later.

07/09/2016 by ChrisC
Single chick clearly seen moving around in the nest. Adult arrives after a few minutes, re-arranges nest.

07/04/2016 by ChrisC
Adult to the side of the nest. Chick barely visible.

07/02/2016 by ChrisC
Adult to the side of the nest at first. Then adult on nest feeding chick.

06/26/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen in and around the nest at first. Then adult perches next to nest after a few minutes. Occasional wing of juvenile seen.

06/19/2016 by ChrisC
One adult and one chick visible.

06/18/2016 by ChrisC
One adult walking around nest and shading. One chick visible.

06/12/2016 by ChrisC
One adult at side of nest, appears to be feeding chick(s), but none seen at this distance.

06/05/2016 by ChrisC
One low in nest, then at side fussing. Other in nearby tree

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
One perched on side of nest, reaching in, possible chick?. Other in nearby tree

05/29/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.. Other in nearby tree

05/22/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/15/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat low in the nest.

05/08/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest, fairly low

05/01/2016 by ChrisC
One bird sat on nest.

04/24/2016 by ChrisC
One bird stood in the nest.

04/17/2016 by ChrisC
One bird stood in the nest.

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
One bird next to nest.

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
One bird next to nest.

03/16/2016 by ChrisC
One bird on nest. Nest now starting to develop.

03/13/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen at nest site.

09/06/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/30/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Eagle perched on nearby dead tree for over 30 minutes.

08/23/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/22/2015 by ChrisC
Juvenile to the side of the nest at first. Adult brings fish for juvenile then flies off. Juvenile feeds for a minute or so, then flies off with fish.

08/16/2015 by ChrisC
Nest & nearby trees empty.

08/13/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty, one bird (adult) in nearby tree.

08/02/2015 by ChrisC
One juvenile in nest at.6:30am

08/01/2015 by ChrisC
Nest and nearby dead tree empty.

07/26/2015 by ChrisC
Nest and nearby dead tree empty.

07/19/2015 by ChrisC
Nest and nearby dead tree empty.

07/16/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One adult and one juvenile in nearby dead tree.

07/12/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty at first, then juvenile returns, then flies off after 5-10 minutes to nearby dead tree.

07/11/2015 by ChrisC
Nest empty. One adult and one juvenile in nearby dead tree. Juvenile having trouble balancing on steep branches, flies off and around, then back to the nest.

07/05/2015 by ChrisC
1 adults & 1 juvenile walking confidently around nest, pecking & feeding.

06/28/2015 by ChrisC
One adult bird and one juvenile sitting high in the nest. Adult flies off, juvenile stretches his wings. Adults returns with fish, juvenile feeds himself. Adult flies off, juvenile crouches down, and nest appears empty.

06/21/2015 by ChrisC
One adult bird and one juvenile visible

06/14/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched high in nest. Possibly feeding chick(s)

06/07/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched high in nest. Possible wing of chick visible briefly.

05/25/2015 by ChrisC
Both adults at the side of the nest, reaching in with their heads.

05/19/2015 by ChrisC
One bird to side of nest. Other flies by. First bird leaves the nest for a couple of minutes, then returns and does not settle down low. Head bobbing into nest. Probably chicks present.

05/17/2015 by ChrisC
One bird to side of nest. Other arrives, first one takes off. Possible feeding taking place. Later see one bird on nest "fussing" around.

04/26/2015 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/19/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest - quite low, head bobbing around.

04/17/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest - not particularly low?

04/12/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest. Another joins it with nesting material, arranges nest for a few minutes, then flies off.

04/05/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest. Another joins it for a few minutes, then 1st bird flies off.

04/02/2015 by ChrisC
One bird perched nearby

03/27/2015 by ChrisC
One bird on the nest

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
Nest & nearby tree empty.

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
One bird seen in nearby tree. One seen on nest earlier in the week.

08/03/2014 by ChrisC
Nest & nearby tree empty.

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
Nest & nearby tree empty.

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty (~7:45am)

07/06/2014 by ChrisC
Two adults on the nest (~7:15am)

07/04/2014 by ChrisC
One bird high in nest.

06/29/2014 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty for 20 minutes of observation

06/21/2014 by ChrisC
One bird in nest possibly attending to chicks. Other at side of nest

06/15/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty, nearby tree empty. Later: one bird in nest attending to chicks?, other at side of nest

06/08/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched to the side of the nest, other in nearby tree.

06/06/2014 by ChrisC
One bird high in nest, seems to be attending to chicks

06/01/2014 by ChrisC
One bird high in nest, seems to be attending to chicks

05/26/2014 by ChrisC
Female on nest "waggling" and fussing a little. After about 20 minutes, male flies around several times, but doesn't land. Female leaves. Male lands on nest and starts eating a fish. After several minutes he moves to the other side of the nest and starts feeding chicks - possibly 2 seen.

05/23/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other perched in nearby tree. Later (pm), bird in nest still low, but "waggling" around occasionally, possibly one chick but still incubating?

05/18/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other perches in nearby tree with a fish.

05/11/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other perched in nearby tree.

05/09/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest. Other perched in nearby tree. One in nest flies off and brings nesting material.

04/26/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest.

04/21/2014 by ChrisC
One bird low in nest.

04/20/2014 by ChrisC
Two birds in on nest. One flies off, other sat very low - incubation.

04/19/2014 by ChrisC
Two birds perched (high) on nest. Look like they are eating. One flies off to nearby tree, other settles down fairly low - incubating?

04/15/2014 by ChrisC
One bird perched next to nest. Other perched in nearby tree

04/13/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest. Other perched in nearby tree

04/05/2014 by ChrisC
Two birds in the nest. One flies off with what looks like nesting material. Other leaves and settles back in nearby tree.

04/04/2014 by ChrisC
One bird on nest.

03/30/2014 by ChrisC
Mar 28 - One bird seen on nest

09/01/2013 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/24/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/19/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/11/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty

08/03/2013 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

07/28/2013 by ChrisC
Nothing seen in or around the nest.

07/21/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty during observation period.

07/14/2013 by ChrisC
Nest appears empty. Later, 2 Ospreys (adults?) in nearby tree.

07/05/2013 by ChrisC
Nest is empty during observation period.

06/30/2013 by ChrisC
Watched an apparently empty nest for a while. Then one adult returns, other hovering nearby. No interaction with chicks. Looks like none are present.

06/23/2013 by ChrisC
One bird sat to the side of the nest. No chicks seen. Adult bird leaves nest for a while.

06/09/2013 by ChrisC
One bird sat to the side of the nest. From this it looks like chicks are present. Too far to see clearly.

05/27/2013 by ChrisC
25 May - One bird fussing with the nest. Re-arranging sticks in nest. Leaves the nest briefly, return and settles down. Possible chick present?

05/19/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest. Other in nearby tree.

05/12/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/28/2013 by ChrisC
One bird low in the nest.

04/27/2013 by ChrisC
Apr 21 - One bird low in the nest, joined by male briefly.

04/15/2013 by ChrisC
One & Two birds seen in the nest. Possibly still arranging the nest, and adding nesting material.

04/07/2013 by ChrisC
7 Apr - Nest empty. Ospreys flying nearby. 6 Apr - Nest briefly empty at first, then one bird arrives, sitting high in nest.

03/30/2013 by ChrisC
One bird on nest, other perched nearby. Probably arrived a week or so ago since the nest is not easily seen from the road.