Nest #4

Nickname: Duck Blind -R8
Nest substrate: Duck Blind
Nest Location Description: Duck blind near red channel marker 8. Just off "Real Estate" pullover.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: The Center for Conservation Biology, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.214468
Longitude: -76.748696
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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 04/16/2013 Nest failure 04/27/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Canadian goose using nest, not sure if the osprey failed because of geese or other reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 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 unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/08/2015 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 05/07/2017 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/21/2017 Nest failure 06/18/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2020 Nest Activity Report by ChrisC
Adult arrival 03/15/2020 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/26/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/21/2020
Incubation initiation 04/02/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/17/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/10/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen or heard nearby.

09/07/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen or heard nearby.

09/03/2020 by ChrisC
Kingfisher on the nest. No Ospreys seen or heard nearby.

08/30/2020 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Nothing seen or heard nearby, (morning and evening.)

08/21/2020 by ChrisC
One juvenile on the nest. Others heard nearby.

08/20/2020 by ChrisC
Nest empty. Female on nearby collapsed hide, eating.

08/08/2020 by ChrisC
Adult female on the nest. Juvenile lower down the hide, eating a fish.

08/02/2020 by ChrisC
Female and Juvenile on the nest. Juvenile occasionally taking flight and landing back on the nest.

08/01/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey on nest at first (adult female?). Male flies in with a fish, then leaves. Female flies to nearby collapsed hide to eat the fish. A third Osprey (Juvenile) heard nearby.

07/24/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile on its own, on the nest, at first. Later an adult seen on nearby hide.

07/22/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile on its own, to the side of the nest, eating.

07/18/2020 by ChrisC
All 3 Ospreys on the nest. Juvenile is eating.

07/15/2020 by ChrisC
Nest empty at midday.

07/13/2020 by ChrisC
Female & Juvenile on nest. Female is eating a fish. Male sitting on nearby collapsed hide.

07/11/2020 by ChrisC
Female & Juvenile on nest. Juvenile is feeding. Later the male returns and sits on nearby collapsed hide.

07/10/2020 by ChrisC
Nothing seen on nest or nearby.

07/07/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile on nest. No parents seen.

07/05/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile is back on the nest!!! Adult female alongside. Later the male returns and the juvenile is seen feeding - presumably delivery from Dad.

07/04/2020 by ChrisC
am: Juvenile and one parent on the collapsed hide. Other adult on the nest. pm: All 3 Osprey on the collapsed hide. Adult male eating a fish and not too interested in sharing.

07/03/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile still on the collapsed hide. Female alongside it.

07/02/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile still on its own on the collapsed hide. Female on nest. Juvenile flapping its wings vigorously, but doesn't take off. Later the male joins the juvenile with a fish. No feeding seen.

06/30/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile still on the collapsed hide. Male alongside at first, female on the nest.

06/29/2020 by ChrisC
High tide. Juvenile still on the collapsed hide, about a foot above the water line. One adult next to it, the other on another part of the collapsed hide

06/28/2020 by ChrisC
Juvenile still on the collapsed hide. Adults not seen.

06/27/2020 by ChrisC
Male and Female on the nest. Juvenile still on the collapsed hide.

06/26/2020 by ChrisC
Adult female alone on nest. Juvenile perched on frame of collapsed duck hide. Fledged. Male Flying between nest and collapsed hide.

06/21/2020 by ChrisC
Female and juvenile moving around on the nest - stretching wings. Male perched on post nearby.

06/19/2020 by ChrisC
All 3 Ospreys standing on the nest.

06/18/2020 by ChrisC
Female and chick in the nest.

06/12/2020 by ChrisC
Female and chick at first. Male arrives with fish. Adults feed themselves, then after a few minutes, the female starts to feed the chick.

06/10/2020 by ChrisC
Two adults at first, one flies off. Chick not seen.

06/09/2020 by ChrisC
Two adults and one chick clearly visible. Feeding time.

06/05/2020 by ChrisC
One adult and one chick visible.

06/01/2020 by ChrisC
Two adults and one chick visible.

05/26/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys on the nest

05/23/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest reaching into it. Male joins her later, perching next to nest.

05/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low at first. Later the male is stood next to the nest.

05/17/2020 by ChrisC
Female Osprey sat low on nest. Male arrives with a small fish. Female gets up, takes the fish it looks like she starts feeding it to the chick(s) (not visible).

05/16/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched alongside.

05/14/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low, occasionally reaching down. The other perched alongside.

05/12/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched alongside.

05/07/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on the nest.

05/01/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched alongside.

04/29/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched nearby.

04/24/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat very low on the nest

04/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat very low on the nest

04/18/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched nearby.

04/14/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat very low on the nest

04/11/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat very low on the nest

04/07/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched close behind.

04/05/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest sat low. The other perched nearby.

04/02/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the blind, one sat very low. Other occasionally flies off.

03/28/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the nest

03/26/2020 by ChrisC
Two Ospreys seen on the blind

03/25/2020 by ChrisC
One then two Ospreys seen on the blind. Nest much larger now. Male flies off to chase an eagle, then returns and buzzes nearby cormorants.

03/22/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the blind

03/20/2020 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen on the blind

03/17/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the blind

03/15/2020 by ChrisC
Two Osprey seen on the blind, building a nest.

07/02/2017 by ChrisC
Male perched next to nest

06/25/2017 by ChrisC
Female sat to the side of the nest. Male perched on side of the blind, eating fish

06/18/2017 by ChrisC
One adult sat to the side of the nest. Not incubating. Later, second Osprey perched on side of blind

06/04/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/29/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind, later flies off.

05/26/2017 by ChrisC
One Osprey sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/21/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat low on nest, other perched on side of blind.

05/19/2017 by ChrisC
Two Osprey on blind. One sat on nest, other (female?) perched on side of blind.

05/14/2017 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey perched on blind. Nest building taking place. Nest more established.

05/07/2017 by ChrisC
Pair of Osprey perched on blind. Substantial number of sticks, but not really a nest.

06/04/2016 by ChrisC
Two adults and a few sticks. Our re-locating pair from #6419 (G9)??

03/27/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen. No nest activity

03/19/2016 by ChrisC
Nothing seen

03/13/2016 by ChrisC
Female at nest site, male nearby fishing, then lands on duck blind briefly before flying off.

03/12/2016 by ChrisC
One Osprey seen at nest site

04/05/2015 by ChrisC
No activity seen here for last 10 days

03/16/2015 by osprey007
Still working on nest. Getting large.

03/12/2015 by osprey007
Adults are having to completely construct nest. Doing a great job.

08/15/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

08/09/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty.

08/02/2014 by ChrisC
One bird briefly on nest

07/27/2014 by ChrisC
Nest empty

07/13/2014 by ChrisC
Female on nest, male perched lower down on duck blind

07/04/2014 by ChrisC
Pair on nest at first, then a single bird. Nest seems to have had moss/green material added to it.

06/29/2014 by ChrisC
Nest or substantial pile of sticks present. Female on "nest' for long periods. Male visiting with fish (photo).

06/25/2014 by LibbyM

06/21/2014 by ChrisC
Looks like some nest building activity, and a pair perched on / around the duck blind over the last week. Possibly "Fred & Ethel"

05/25/2014 by osprey007
No nest present and no osprey on or around duck blind.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No osprey activity. No nest present.

05/11/2013 by LibbyM
Goose nest failed

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Canadian goose incubating eggs

04/16/2013 by LibbyM
Two adults. One incubating eggs. One egg seen.

03/23/2013 by LibbyM
No adults present. Nest appears intact.

04/02/2012 by LibbyM
I believe the pair have abandoned this nest. For the last couple of days, a goose has been in residence.