Nest #410

Nickname: Honey Bee Nest
Nest substrate: Power Line Tower
Nest Location Description: Nest is located overlooking Honey Bee Golf Club, 2500 South Independence Blvd. VA Beach, VA. 23456 in power line tower. Existing nest had Osprey rebuilding 3.7.12
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 36.777856
Longitude: -76.127143
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/07/2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/07/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/08/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/09/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 03/10/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/05/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/10/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/30/2015
Egg laying 04/05/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/06/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/13/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/22/2018 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 pammonahan
Adult arrival 03/11/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes 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 pammonahan
Male observed carry fish to female in nest.

03/10/2019 by pammonahan
Male observed on the nest.

04/03/2018 by Reese
Nest well under construction 4/3/18

03/27/2018 by pammonahan
Sticks being laid on tower substate for reconstruction of nest.

03/02/2017 by pammonahan
Male observed forcing resident Bald Eagle out of tower.

03/08/2016 by pammonahan
Nest building is hot and heavy!

02/27/2016 by pammonahan
Male observed two days in vicinity.

05/27/2015 by pammonahan
One adult observed in nest. One adult in adjacent tree.

03/28/2015 by Reese
Male bringing sticks, female bringing grass to nest.

08/24/2014 by Reese
08/24/2014 - The female fledgling still refuses to leave. Though she is able to fly she is still food begging at the nest. As my photo shows her crop is full. An adult is also present near the nest. The sibling left over a month ago.

07/31/2014 by Reese
One of the juveniles , even though fledged, refuses to leave. She just sits on the nest loudly begging for food. The adult female is still also present sitting in a nearby tree. Photo of chick on side of nest.

07/11/2014 by Reese
One female juvie on nest. It flew while I was there. Think it had already fledged.

06/11/2014 by pammonahan
Observed male bring in fish to nest. Then able to observe female feeding 2 apparently healthy chicks. First time I was able to determine if there were young in the nest due to the height of the tower.

05/19/2014 by Reese
Male eating fish

04/26/2014 by pammonahan
Osprey in nest. Male perched in trees at clubhouse.

04/11/2014 by pammonahan
Female laying in nest. Male brought fish. Female took fish and flew to nearby tree. Male laid in nest until her return.

03/25/2014 by Reese
Osprey on this nest have been hard at work rebuilding. Both bringing sticks to nest this morning.

03/14/2014 by Reese
Nest construction update. The male continues to bring building materials to the nest. See photos.

03/12/2014 by Reese
Both osprey returned to this nest location on March 9, 2014. The 2013 nest was completely destroyed in early March by strong winds, so this osprey pair is having to start rebuilding their nest from scratch.

08/02/2013 by pammonahan
Both chicks out. Perched in nearby trees begging for food.

07/09/2013 by pammonahan
Possible 1st fledge.

07/08/2013 by pammonahan
Observed a chick flying. One chick in the nest.

06/10/2013 by pammonahan
Cannot confirm eggs/chicks in nest. Very high up. Female came off nest on my approach. Returned with in 3 minutes.

04/10/2013 by pammonahan
Female in the nest. Male generally in tree by Honey Bee Clubhouse. The male ate fish head and brought remainder to nesting female.

04/08/2013 by pammonahan
Female in the nest. Male fishing and bringing fish to the nest.

04/02/2013 by pammonahan
Female in the nest. Male out fishing.

03/15/2013 by pammonahan
Both adults now present and delivering nesting material.

03/29/2012 by pammonahan
Pair in the nest. Intruder tries to land in the nest. Pair comes out and female chases intruder away.

03/23/2012 by pammonahan
Male & Female perched one tower down from nest. Adult Bald Eagle fly over. Lots of vocalizing but BE departs abruptly.

03/19/2012 by pammonahan
Female in nest. Male in tree eating fish. Female departs, returns with stick.

03/16/2012 by pammonahan
Both Osprey perched in nearby tree at time of my visit. Stayed in position for at least 30 minutes, then I left.

03/14/2012 by pammonahan
3/12/12 Female remained in nest. Male brought in more nesting material and chased off numerous crows.

03/10/2012 by pammonahan
Adult observed inspecting nest on 3.7.12. Adult observed bring stick to nest on 3.9.12. Adult observed landing in nest on 3.10.12.

03/10/2012 by pammonahan
2 adults observed this afternoon (3.10.12). One continually breaking off sticks and branches of nearby trees and delivering them to the nest.