Nest #7057

Nickname: New Quarter Point #4
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: Stick Nest on Channel Marker #15A near the mouth of Queens Creek of the point of New Quarter Park, York County, VA. Osprey pair are building a nest on the marker.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist
Latitude: 37.296790276104
Longitude: -76.6327871066405
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by SharonF
Adult arrival 03/31/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/26/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/26/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/08/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/03/2018 by SharonF
Mother and chick both resting in the nest. Eventually the female flew, could here here calling but the foliage is so thick could not locate her. chick then also flew and then it started pouring rain again..

07/19/2018 by SharonF
Only one chick with the female. The chick is doing a lot of flapping of his wings so fledging must be close. Male flew in with a fish and then away. Have not located the males feeding perch, it could be above me in the trees.

07/04/2018 by SharonF
Female perched on edge of nest, looking into the nest. Can not tell how many chicks. No sign of male.

06/26/2018 by SharonF
Female upright on edge of nest. Observed movement in nest and saw at least one chick, but impossible to determine if more than one. No sign of male.

06/14/2018 by SharonF
Female remained close to edge of the nest and fairly still for the hour I was watching. Also no sign of the male, or chicks.

06/08/2018 by SharonF
Can not see any chicks but female exhibits the behavior indicating the eggs have hatched. She is bobbing her head, moving around the nest. Male is in a tree across the water.

06/01/2018 by SharonF
As far as I can tell she's still incubating. Could see no signs that eggs have hatched. Male was perched across the water on dead tree.

05/21/2018 by SharonF
Birds survived the storms. Female incubating away, did not see the male but heard him. I think he perches in trees above me across from nest.

05/13/2018 by SharonF
Female on nest incubating. A sail boat came very close to the mile marker/nest, frightened the bird, and she flew away briefly. A large bald eagle is perched in a tree across the creek. I had not seen the male osprey although I heard him calling. Did not see any signs of feeding, although they could have finished before I arrivedarrived The male flew in and around the eagle, but the eagle stayed put, at which point the male joined the female on the nest. Hope they survive.

05/02/2018 by SharonF
Female incubating, no sign of male.

04/26/2018 by SharonF
Female sitting low in nest, apparently incubating eggs. Can not see into nest to determine number of eggs.

04/18/2018 by SharonF
Female perched on nest, so no eggs yet.

04/12/2018 by SharonF
Nest looks complete. Female standing in nest. Male arrived and they mated, then he flew away.

04/06/2018 by SharonF
osprey pair spotted by Jan Lockwood on 4/1. Observed one osprey perched on edge of partially completed nest .