Nest #4656

Nickname: HARBOURGATE
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: G "5" NO WAKE SIGN
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Virginia Aquarium
Latitude: 36.907669
Longitude: -76.091498
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by HOWIE COLLINS
Adult arrival 05/15/2014 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 adult abandonment
2015 Nest Activity Report by HOWIE COLLINS
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/04/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/04/2015 by Crystal
No nest present.

05/15/2014 by HOWIE COLLINS
the pair had apparently abandoned attempts to build a nest, then on 5/11/14 the pair were observed sitting on opposite sides of the structure and there appeared to be new nesting material at the bottom of the platform. The pair were there again on 5/12-5/15 and more material has been added. On 5/15 it appeared that the female was setting on the nesting material. Hope this turns into an active nest although it seems late for beginning a new nest.

04/03/2014 by HOWIE COLLINS
3/31/14 OBSERVED MALE CARRYING TWIG FROM OUR BEACH TO NEST. WINDS WERE TOO HIGH FOR HIM TO ADD IT TO NEST, THEN 2 SEAGULLS APPROACHED AND SEEMED TO BE HARRASSING HIM (THINKING THE TWIG WAS A FISH?) HE LEFT AND FLEW TOWARD LESNER BRIDGE. ON 4/1/14 A PAIR SETTLED ON THE STRUCTURE AND SPENT MOST OF THE NEXT 2 DAYS THERE. THE MALE ADDED SOME TWIGS BUT DOESN'T SEEM VERY COMMITTED TO BUILDING A NEST, AND MOSTLY DISAPPEARS FOR THE DAY, MEANWHILE THE FEMALE SITS ON THE RAIL HOUR AFTER HOUR.

03/26/2014 by HOWIE COLLINS
There has been no nest building activity yet. There also has been no activity on the nearby pilings which have had nests for the past several years. I wonder if the weather has deterred them & is it too late to expect nest building now?

03/11/2014 by HOWIE COLLINS
2012 was the first year we saw this nest occupied in the 20 years we have lived at Harbourgate condos. This was likely due to the close-by boat traffic which passes within yards of the marker, but the last two years the Ospreys seem to have adapted. last week, 3/3-3/7 there were 4 Ospreys soaring around the marker, seeming to be checking it out, but they haven't reappeared as of 3/11