Nest #575

Nickname: New Quarter Point #2
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: Stick nest on Channel Marker 14, near the mouth of Queens Creek, off the point at New Quarter Park, York County, VA. 9-8-2013 - Again, the juvenile osprey was not seen or heard. It appears that it has left the area. 9-7-2013 - The juvenile osprey was not
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.296162
Longitude: -76.630053
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by nzedr
Adult arrival 03/09/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2012 Nest failure 06/04/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2013 Nest Activity Report by nzedr
Adult arrival 03/22/2013 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/16/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/05/2013
Incubation initiation 04/19/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/28/2013 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by SharonF
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2015 Nest failure 07/08/2015
Clutch hatching 06/10/2015 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by SharonF
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 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

03/26/2017 by SharonF
No sign of any osprey.

03/18/2017 by SharonF
No sign of osprey, or nest building, although a lone osprey was perched on the channel marker 12.

03/11/2017 by SharonF
One osprey perched on the channel marker. No sign of any other osprey.

03/04/2017 by SharonF
No sign of osprey

03/04/2017 by SharonF
No sign of osprey

04/17/2016 by SonnyB
observed female at nest, have not see any other activity

04/10/2016 by SonnyB
nest now appears empty, no activity to report

04/03/2016 by SonnyB
Observed female atop nest. 2 males flying in area.

03/23/2016 by SharonF
One osprey present perching on a nest that appears partially build. Mate did not appear while observing.

03/11/2016 by SharonF
One osprey perched on channel marker adjacent to this mm, another on mm#15, but nothing on this mm.

08/05/2015 by SharonF
No sign of osprey. Nest abandoned.

07/25/2015 by Cathleen
Osprey standing on nest. No other osprey around.

07/15/2015 by SharonF
An adult osprey was perched on the edge of the nest and remained there. No sign of chick in the nest, or in the area.

07/08/2015 by SharonF
No sign of chick or adults..nest seems abandoned.

06/29/2015 by SharonF
One chick observed. Adult appeared to feed the chick, but also let the chick feed itself. Chick seemed to attempt to flap its wings. No sign of male.

06/17/2015 by Cathleen
The female was standing on the side of the nest primping. When I looked again about ten minutes later she was in the nest and a chick was visible to her left.

06/15/2015 by Cathleen
First time I have been able to observe since May 30. Bird was in nest with wings spread. Difficult to see, as usual, because of the trees but was wondering if it was sheltering chicks from the heat. Have no way to tell at this point.

05/30/2015 by Cathleen
Bird on nest and quite vocal. Another osprey flew past but did not stop and continued towards the marsh to the right of the nest.

05/23/2015 by Cathleen
Bird very low on nest. Mate arrived about 1/2 hour later and perched on CM 13 to eat his or her catch.

05/20/2015 by SharonF
Osprey was low in nest...very difficult to view because of trees and leaves. No sign of mate.

05/15/2015 by Cathleen
Bird was low in the nest while the mate was perched on channel marker 13 for the duration of my stay.

05/07/2015 by SharonF
It's very difficult to see the nest as there are so many trees in the line of vision. Osprey remains low in the nest in incubating posture. Mate was perched on m/m 13.

05/03/2015 by Cathleen
Bird in brooding position in nest with mate standing on channel marker 13 a few yards to the right. The trees have started to leaf out making it difficult to find an opening between branches to view the nest.

04/24/2015 by SharonF
Bird in incubating posture. Mate stayed on adjacent mile marker 13.

04/18/2015 by Cathleen
Both birds were present and standing on the side of the nest. Not much activity except calling when a boat went by.

04/12/2015 by SharonF
Nest unoccupied when I arrived. Osprey flew in with a fish then ate it. Saw mate on adjacent mile marker 13.

04/05/2015 by SharonF
Nest was empty with one osprey on adjacent mile marker. Other osprey arrived and both perched on side of the nest until passing boats caused them to fly.

03/29/2015 by SharonF
Observed one osprey perched on side of fairly large nest. No sign of mate. Bird flew away, then returned and began arranging nest materials. Did not see mate

03/15/2015 by SharonF
No sign of osprey or nest building.

05/02/2014 by Cathleen
No nest

04/16/2014 by Cathleen
No nests on marker 13 or 14

04/11/2014 by SharonF
No osprey visible. There are a pair on marker 12.

04/02/2014 by nzedr
4-1-2014. No osprey seen on either Marker 14 or 13. The few sticks that had been visible on the right side of Marker 14 were no longer visible. The are has been buffeted by strong winds over the last few days.

03/28/2014 by nzedr
A male osprey stood on Marker 13 calling and eating a fish. When he had finished, he flew to Marker 14. There are still a few sticks on the Marker. The female was not seen and the nest has not grown.. The male is a lighter colored bird than the others in the area.

03/22/2014 by nzedr
A female osprey was perched on Marker 13 and a male on adjacent Marker 14 with a half eaten fish in his talons. A few sticks have been placed on Marker 14. The female flew and returned with a very large fish - she had considerable difficulty aligning the fish in her talons and rising out of the water. She settled on Marker 13 and began to eat. The male flew to her and copulated. He tried twice, possibly because he was not successful the first time.. Both resumed eating on their respectve markers. (The osprey pair who nested on Marker 14 in 2013 used Marker 13 as a perch. This is probably the same pair.)

03/14/2014 by nzedr
3/11/2014 - A male osprey was seen perched on the marker and calling. Two other osprey flew in the area and another was perched on a blind at the entrance to Queen's Creek.

04/21/2013 by nzedr
4/18/2013. The female was standing on the nest, while the male was perched on adjacent Marker 13. The female was making a sinuous side to side movement with her neck. The male flew from the nest, while the female called after him. 4/20/19. The female was seen sitting on the nest in an incubating posture - finally.

04/12/2013 by nzedr
Initially, the female was seen peerched alone in the nest. She was joined by the male and the copulated.

04/03/2013 by nzedr
4-1-13. The male osprey was perched on the nest arranging and tweaking the sticks, while the female was perched on Marker 13 with her wings outspread, presumably drying them from diving after fish. 15 minutes passed before she flew over to the nest on Marker 14 to join the male. He flew away shortly after.

03/31/2013 by nzedr
3-29-13. The male osprey was perched on the nest, while the female sat on the nearby Marker 13 eating a fish. During the observation period, the male left the marker twice and returned with sticks which he positioned in the nest. The female joined him in the nest and both sat together facing into the wind. 3-22-13. Two osprey were seen perched together on the nest, which is still small. The male flew to the adjacent Marker 13 and remained there.

03/17/2013 by nzedr
As osprey was perched on Marker 14, site of the 2012 nest. Several other osprey were in the area - a pair on Marker 12, a pair on Marker 15 which flew when we arrived, and another flying in the area and up Cub Creek. About one-half hour later, an osprey was seen perched on the adjacent Marker 13, while another landed on Marker 14, carrying sticks. The osprey on Marker 13 did not move.

03/16/2013 by nzedr
3-16-2013 - An osprey was seen perched on Market 13. The sticks which had been strewn on Marker 14 were no longer there, possibly due to the gusty winds during the two previous days.

03/16/2013 by nzedr
. Adult osprey observed on Queens Creek 2-21-2013. 3-9-2013 - One male osprey was perched on Marker 14, site of an active nest in 2012. During the hour I watched, he actually spent more time perched on Marker 13. (In 2012 the male osprey also perched on Marker 13 frequently; this is probably the same bird since they are known to return to the nest site they used previously.) He called to osprey flying overhead but did not elicit a response. 3-14-13 - One osprey was seen sitting on Marker 14. A few sticks were present on the marker. Several other osprey were circling and calling overhead.

06/06/2012 by nzedr
5/31/12, Female was on the nest, apparently still incubating. 6/4/12, The nest was vacant and neither osprey returned furing the 30 minutes of observation. No eggs or young could be seen in the scope. The nest did not appear to have been damaged in the recent storm. Suspect it may have been abandoned and will check it again in a week.

05/29/2012 by nzedr
5/16/2012 and 5/24/2012, The nest was observed through a spotting scope, but the presence of young could not be confirmed. Both osprey were present, and incubating and nest repair behavior were seen.

05/14/2012 by nzedr
5/13/2012, One osprey was seen sitting in the nest, probably incubating or possibly brooding. She left the nest and circled for less than a minute before resuming her position. Her mate (smaller bird) returned and stood beside her on the nest. She did not move. At that point a boat passed close below the nest and both birds flew. One, probably the female, returned promptly and settled again on the nest.

04/26/2012 by nzedr
One osprey could be seen standing towards the edge of the nest, possibly the male. The bird began calling to another osprey flying overhead.

04/14/2012 by nzedr
4/13/2012,The nest is now more than a foot high. 2 osprey were present, the male standing and the female lying low in the nest - possibly brooding? (The nest is too distant to see into.) What appears to be a white plastic bag is caught in the left of the nest. The male left the nest and returned a few minutes later, at which point the female left the nest. The male remained on the nest, standing. He did not appear to brood. Neither bird fed during the hour of observation.

04/12/2012 by nzedr
Osprey present March 9, 2012. Building activity March 10. Pair observed on nest March 17, 2012. Pair observed on nest March 25, 2012. The female remained on the nest for a time after the male flew off and circled over the water to find food. After a time the female left the nest and also began to hunt. Only one bird was observed on the nest on April 6, 2012.