Nest #4825

Nickname: HeadCase
Nest substrate: Pier icebreaker pole
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.6472017339805
Longitude: -77.1354684964843
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by HeadCase
Adult arrival 03/01/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/05/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by HeadCase
Adult arrival 03/03/2015 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

03/25/2015 by HeadCase
Same nesting pair (Romeo and Juliet for the past six years. Mating activity started on day of return.

04/13/2014 by HeadCase
Romeo and Juliette have been nesting here in Mellow Beach on Mason Neck (Potomac River) for over five years. First couple of years they struggled to get the nest just right and with the whole"mating thing" but they've become quite skilled in their routine. Romeo is quite the fish hunter and provider; and will take his turn watching and sitting on the eggs when Juliette goes off the eat . Juliette is a devoted mother rarely leaving the nest and sitting on the eggs day-in day-out. This will be the fourth year they (hopefully) hatch some young.