Nest #4316

Nickname: Frida & Diego
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Aquarium
Latitude: 36.8861038113997
Longitude: -76.0178029153442
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Debra
Adult arrival 04/10/2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Debra
Adult arrival 03/22/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/14/2014
Incubation initiation 04/23/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Reese
Adult arrival 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Crystal
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Debra
Adult arrival 03/21/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/20/2016 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/29/2018 by Debra
I think the nestlings have hatched in the past couple of days. The parents have been remodeling the nest. It looks like they are making the sides higher. They've also been standing on the nest looking down into it.

04/19/2018 by Debra
If any following observers survey the nest. I'd love to hear how many eggs there are - debra.chako@gmail.com

03/26/2018 by Debra
Last year geese claimed the nest. I had the nest removed after the geese were gone so the osprey would have a "clean slate" this year. I was overjoyed when a pair started building a nest weeks ago. I'm thinking there might be eggs because the female's posture has changed and she seems more hunkered down.

06/07/2016 by Debra
Arrived March 21

06/07/2016 by Debra
Two chicks born about May 20

07/17/2015 by Debra
This is a very dysfunctional year for this nest. Although occasionally there have been two, most of the time, there have been only one or no osprey in the nest. The nest was vacant for four weeks. For the past three days there are two.

03/22/2015 by Debra
A lone osprey showed up a week ago on March 15. It has been hanging out on the platform since. It looks very sad. Something must have happened to its mate.

03/09/2015 by Debra
These amazing photos taken by Rendy Adams are from March 2014

03/09/2015 by Debra
I heard an osprey today...no sighting yet!

07/17/2014 by Reese
One chick on nest July 17 - photo

07/14/2014 by Debra
One of the two chicks fell out of the nest Friday 7/11/14. It managed to swim ashore and was brought to Wildlife Rescue the next day. The plan is to release it here when it is ready to fly. This nest is in a no-wake zone across from the state park. It is a very popular spot for paddle boarders. They have become a real stress for the osprey parents. I think they don't realize how much they upset the birds. It's possible that the nuisance of the paddle boarders may have had something to do with the chick falling out.