Nest #4991

Nickname: Joanie
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Blackwater Creek in Mathews, VA
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.417397041975
Longitude: -76.401270866394
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by buttons
Adult arrival 03/13/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2014 Nest failure 07/20/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by buttons
Adult arrival 03/08/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/24/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by buttons
Adult arrival 03/09/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/23/2016
Egg laying 04/14/2016 Chicks last observed 09/30/2016
Incubation initiation 04/14/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by buttons
Adult arrival 03/18/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/28/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/23/2017
Incubation initiation 04/24/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/21/2016 by buttons
I was concerned because everyone else's nestlings seemed to have left and mine was still here late in September. Finally, just before the storm, Hurricane Matthew, all were gone. I hope they made it to where they were going.

08/28/2016 by buttons
It seemed quite late when we observed them sitting on the nest. The number of eggs were not visible from the shore. The baby appears to be late in flying, but he appears strong.

08/31/2015 by buttons
The chicks were named Mork and Mindy. Mindy being the youngest. Mork was bigger of course and flew first. Mindy flew several days later. Mork had gotten under the dock & the tide was rising. The owner of the house went in to coax him onto dry land because Mork was unable to fly up in the water. The owner was successful in getting him on dry land and the bird flew up to a piling. That was exciting!

05/02/2014 by buttons
On this date both parents had flown of nest, but female came back and was sitting higher on the nest.

04/14/2014 by buttons
When I arrived the female was on the nest. There was an eagle f.ishing nearby, but didn't come near the nest

04/13/2014 by buttons
Adults arrived in March. I didn't start observing till April 13th. She was sitting on the nest. A male is eating a fish on a piling. Then 2 other osprey were flying above. Female was fussing.

07/20/2002 by buttons
I have given up because I can't see anything. The homeowners who have been watching as well & were certain there were babies in there. So we took out the boat, pulled up to the nest, got a ladder on the bow and Molly went up to see what was in the nest. There were 2 eggs. The mother and dad had been acting like there were babies in there. We rode around and saw 3-4 nests uninhabited on the creek. One baby was sitting on a channel marker in the creek, but not. a nest

06/23/2002 by buttons
Parents are flying around, but female comes back to the nest, Is on the side and is looking down on the nest and moving her head as if moving something or feeding. I can't see any babies.