Nest #482

Nickname: Little Creek Reservoir
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: On NE power pole overlooking Little Creek Reservoir and Lake Smith.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 36.8941396978148
Longitude: -76.1616128073749
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Rik
Adult arrival 03/07/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/10/2012
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Rik
Adult arrival 02/28/2013 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/04/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/13/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Rik
Adult arrival 03/13/2015 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/18/2018 by LauraLOVESbirds
12:45pm: Osprey at nest

03/12/2016 by Pamela and William
Observed one osprey in the nest while driving by, but unable to view breast color and determine the sex at a distance.

06/26/2014 by LibbyM
One adult with 2 chicks 6 weeks old

06/17/2014 by LibbyM
Adult female feeding at least one chicks 5 weeks old.

04/04/2014 by LibbyM
No adults seen at nest.

03/02/2013 by Rik
3/2/13- Noticed one osprey flying over Lake Smith on 2/28/13. Same bird roosted in Nest 482 later that day.

01/03/2013 by OWadmin
3/14/12- Noticed one osprey on the nest. 3/20/12- Noticed two ospreys on the nest. There is another nest about 200 yds west on the next power pole overlooking Little Creek Reservoir and Lake Smith (which is being tracked by another user). *Both these platforms are relatively new as of Summer 2011. VA Power upgraded the power poles and tore down the established nests on both the above tracked nests, which had been there several years. I later found out VDGIF officers destroyed the eggs. Both nest pairs started rebuilding their nests and subsequently caused a power outage in the area when their nest material short-circuited an electrical component. VA Power eventually added nesting platforms again and no more problems since. 10/16/12- Both nests previously mentioned are empty and have been so for at least two weeks. I noticed one fledging in my monitored nest over the summer. There are still ospreys in the Lake Smith area. I saw one circling above my house near Lake Lawson four days ago and occasionally hear vocalizations in the area during midday for the past couple days.