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Weaverama on Potomac
Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Lower Potomac River at 1245 Shore Lane, Lottsburg, VA 22511. Nest established March of 2015. Osprey are named Calypso and Poseidon.
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Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
eggs or young killed by predator
Photos of this nest
Birds are no longer on nest. Observed crows in nest instead. One lingering Osprey on neighboring pier (Varden) onlooking. Nest on other neighbors pier/boat lift (Schottler) appears empty as well. ;(
Pair on nest for long periods of time in incubating position. Appear to setting on eggs.
Pair at nest but not setting. Staring down Osprey pair at neighbors pier two houses down.
Pair on nest but no sitting activity. Another pair is building a nest two houses down. Ours seem to be consumed with watching them.
Pair on nest but no sitting activity. Another pair is building a nest two houses down. Ours seemed to be consumed with watching them.
2015- Nest platform installed. 2016- Small scattered nest. 1 eggs found on agjacent pier. No hatchlings. 2017- Nest is larger and more sustainable. 3 chicks hatched. Mid summmer, 2 chicks missing. Possible predator?