Nest #6986

Nickname: West Sunset Creek
Nest substrate: Baseball field lightpole
Nest Location Description: Has been an active nest for years. Light pole is located about 300 yards west of Sunset Creek at Kecoughtan Road. Pair observed starting to build 2-26-18. Lights have been on at field 24/7 for several weeks. New owner plans to develop property and light pole will be removed. They claim US Fish and Wildlife have been contacted and they have until April 15th to remove pole.
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Latitude: 37.0191806
Longitude: -76.3550062
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Legion
Adult arrival 02/26/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/31/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/31/2018 by Legion
The light pole with nest was removed this morning, 16 days before the magic day of April 15th. 3 birds observed soaring above nest area. Disgusting!!!

03/11/2018 by Legion
3:50 pm Observed the pair sitting on the light pole, one in nest the other adjacent. Then the mate outside nest mounted the one in the nest and then flew away from nest.

03/09/2018 by Legion
Lights finally turned off.

03/08/2018 by Legion
Observed what I think was the female returning to the nest with nesting material. The mate was sitting on the light pole just outside the nest. The female landed in the nest and the mate mounted her and then flew away.

03/03/2018 by Legion
Pair back after windy day yesterday. Observed one with fish. Lights still on 24/7 even though developer said electrician was coming yesterday

03/02/2018 by Legion
No sign of pair. Very windy day, gusts high. Pole swaying. Ball field lights still on 24/7

02/26/2018 by Legion
Pair collecting nesting materials

02/10/2018 by Legion
First noticed that the lights at the ball field were on 24/7

02/08/2018 by Legion
Property sold to developer.

12/22/2017 by Legion
Lone osprey observed on lightpole