Nest #542

Nickname: 17 Bridge power line
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Not sure if F is on nest; too high to observe. She may be gone. Male seen on lower strut of power line, solo. Neighbors say F may have been shot.
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Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, Elizabeth River Project
Latitude: 36.842661
Longitude: -76.363325
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by skybird
Adult arrival 02/16/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/20/2012 Nest failure 04/10/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure other
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/15/2014 by LibbyM
No nest or adult osprey present.

04/14/2012 by skybird
Female not on nest. Male sitting on board beneath nest, seemingly smaller and looks to be physically in distress. Nest empty.

04/01/2012 by skybird
8 AM male on lower part of power line, Female could be seen moving in nest. She is safe and not a mortality.

03/31/2012 by skybird
Not sure if female is in nest. Male returned about a week ago and is seen on lower strut bar of power line, solo. Usually there, not in flight or beside the nest. Nest too high to observe activity, i.e., if F is actually on eggs and nest deep, F missing, etc..

03/17/2012 by skybird
This nest is by bridge over the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, highway 17. Today Female on nest and male still in process of bringing branches for construction. This year's nest nest on same power line as last year's, but on higher strut of power line, and much larger than past nest. Branch fell out of nest when male brought new material to nest, and he dove from nest and retrieved fallen branch from the water. While pair was in nest, three other ospreys were in close proximity. We could see one over Tartts creek, flying high in air, then diving and returning high in altitude, repeating this about four times. Chase then occurred with all three ospreys leaving Tarts creek and flying overhead of us as we stood on bridge. The nesting pair on power line were not affected by the other three.