Nest #7

Nickname: Cypress on Powhatan Creek
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Cypress on Powhatan Creek
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.219139
Longitude: -76.782383
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Jlspickler
Adult arrival 03/01/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/31/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2013 Nest failure 07/09/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/23/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/01/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/01/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/19/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by osprey007
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/12/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/12/2015 Nest failure 06/15/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/03/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/08/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2016 Nest failure 07/01/2016
Clutch hatching 06/01/2016 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/10/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2018 Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by bruceg
Adult arrival 03/29/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/15/2019
Egg laying 04/08/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/08/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/30/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/01/2019 by Herbie
One Chick. Ready to fly

05/14/2019 by bruceg
Adult on nest possibly on eggs. No chicks. No second adult in sight.

04/27/2019 by bruceg
One adult down in nest (covering eggs?). No second adult in sight.

04/09/2019 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest, no second adult in vicinity.

04/07/2019 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest. No second bird seen

08/08/2018 by bruceg
No chich or adults at nest on hot day.

07/23/2018 by bruceg
One adult at nest. No chicks.

05/22/2018 by bruceg
One adult on nest. Flew off and I saw a second adult flying in the general area. No eggs or chicks seen.

03/25/2018 by Herbie
Both birds on nest. Nest looks great.

03/17/2018 by Herbie
One bird in and around nest.

03/17/2018 by Herbie
One bird in and around nest.

07/27/2017 by bruceg
One adult at nest.

07/17/2017 by bruceg
One adult flew off nest.

06/26/2017 by bruceg
Report on 6/12 of no activity. No activity today. No birds. From past reports, it appears this nest never became active this year -- so an activity report was never opened.

06/12/2017 by Herbie
Did not see any birds on or near the nest.

06/08/2017 by Billy
I did not observe any Ospreys on the nest. The high side of the nest obscures the view of the entire nest as seen from the road.

05/25/2017 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest

05/09/2017 by Billy
An osprey was on to nest.

05/09/2017 by Billy
An osprey was on to nest!

05/04/2017 by Billy
I did not see an Ospreyon the nest.

04/24/2017 by Billy
No osprey was seen on the nest due to nesting material obscuring my view. An osprey was perched on a tree to the left of the nest.

04/16/2017 by Billy
Female osprey sitting low in the nest I belive

04/09/2017 by Herbie
I only see one Osprey nearby. Nest is in terrible shape.

04/07/2017 by bruceg
Single adult on nest on blustery day. Awaiting more reports before starting activity sheet declaring it an active nest.

08/28/2016 by bruceg
No sight of either adult.

07/10/2016 by Herbie
Both adults on nest

06/21/2016 by Herbie
Mother and Father working hard. Nest looks healthy.

05/31/2016 by bruceg
Adult standing on nest. No sight of second adult. Are chicks born?

05/26/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest; second adult in nearby tree

05/20/2016 by bruceg
Female on nest. Male in nearby tree -- sighted by kayak

05/08/2016 by bruceg
Adult on nest; no other adult in sight

05/04/2016 by bruceg
One adult on nest - seems to be on eggs - no second adult

05/01/2016 by Herbie
Nest looks very strong. Female is in nest, and male is nearby

04/04/2016 by Herbie
Female on nest all day

03/25/2016 by bruceg
One adult standing on nest (female?)

03/11/2016 by bruceg
Two birds standing on made nest.

07/28/2015 by bruceg
One adult at nest. No other activity. No chicks.

06/19/2015 by bruceg
No adults at nest; no activity, but nest is still there.

06/09/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest. No chicks observed.

05/07/2015 by bruceg
Adult on nest

04/19/2015 by portiap
adult sitting on nest. second adult sitting on nearby tree.

04/12/2015 by osprey007
Sitting on nest

04/09/2015 by bruceg

04/09/2015 by bruceg
Much copulation

04/02/2015 by bruceg
Possible copulation on nest. Two birds one on top of other.

08/08/2014 by LibbyM
No nest on channel marker

07/18/2014 by bruceg
No bird at or near nest

07/17/2014 by bruceg
One bird near nest on nearby marker eating fish. Looks like adult, but can't see closely whether it has chick markings.

07/05/2014 by bruceg
No activity on nest. No birds in sight.

06/30/2014 by bruceg
Only one chick seen in nest. Mother on nest. No feeding.

06/22/2014 by bruceg
Two chicks sighted. Adult shielding one of the two. No feeding. No second adult sighted.

06/19/2014 by bruceg
Approach by kayak. Only one chick seen. Adult shielding chick from sun. No feeding.

06/14/2014 by bruceg
Adults at nest feeding chicks, two chicks visible

05/25/2014 by osprey007
Both osprey at nest feeding babies.

05/18/2014 by osprey007
Still sitting.

05/15/2014 by bruceg
Adult sitting down in nest, presume sitting on eggs.

03/09/2014 by LibbyM
No sign of adults.

07/09/2013 by Jlspickler
No activity seen on this nest either today or on the 1st of July

06/21/2013 by Jlspickler
Adult very low on nest. It also looks like they've continued to build the nest higher so it's hard to see.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
Adult brooding or incubating, not sure

06/12/2013 by Jlspickler
Male incubating this morning

06/02/2013 by LibbyM
adult incubating

06/01/2013 by Jlspickler
Female Incubating; Male visited briefly, but had no fish.

05/26/2013 by Jlspickler
Female incubating

05/26/2013 by LibbyM
adult incubating

05/21/2013 by Jlspickler
Female incubating

05/20/2013 by LibbyM
Both adults at nest today. One in incubation posture.

05/15/2013 by Jlspickler
Adult incubation observed. I guess since it was early enough they re-nested.

05/05/2013 by LibbyM
I agree with Jlspickler. They should be brooding young chicks. Both adults were perched in a nearby cypress both times we passed by on our boat.

05/01/2013 by Jlspickler
I'm not sure if this nest failed, but both parents were off the nest on a nearby post and were on edge. They kept bringing nesting material to the nest, but not incubating at all. No evidence of chicks. If they had them, they'd be so new they would need to be brooded anyways!

04/29/2013 by LibbyM
Adult incubating eggs.

04/23/2013 by Jlspickler
When I first arrived the female was incubating, by they switched before I left when the male was standing over eggs while female was fishing nearby.

04/15/2013 by Jlspickler
I meant 4/11

04/15/2013 by Jlspickler
Watched for about 1 hour, and the female remained hunkered down the whole time, so definitely incubating as of 4/10

04/10/2013 by bruceg
Visit by kayak; female on nest, but flew off during viewing; no egg turning observed. Male close by.

04/01/2013 by Jlspickler
While I don't know when the first egg was laid, it is clear they have eggs since the female was turning them with her feet yesterday!

03/28/2013 by Jlspickler
Both adults on this nest for 30 minutes when I monitored them Tuesday, the 26th.

03/16/2013 by Jlspickler
FINALLY saw both adults for myself, haha. The nest still doesn't seem to be any more repaired compared to last week, but I saw sticks being brought by the male twice.

03/11/2013 by Jlspickler
Only one adult again today. I'm not sure if there is building and repair going on right now. It certainly needs it still!

03/03/2013 by Jlspickler
I only saw one of the adults on the nest today between 4:30 and 5:30.

03/01/2013 by Jlspickler
Today at 3:30pm, my friend Shirley was observing this nest and saw both adults in the tree. Let the nest repairs begin!

02/24/2013 by Jlspickler
I visited this nest on 2/21/13, and it looks like it took quite a beating due to several high wind storms in the late summer and fall. Extensive repairs will be needed, but I'll continue to watch for activity!