Nest #7472

Nickname: Elm Bank
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: We applied for a permit to build this platform in 2018, hoping to attract a mating couple by spring 2019. This nest in on the south side of the Piankatank River where Ferry Creek flows into the river. We "seeded" the platform with sticks last summer to make it more attractive. My critter cam shows a pair arriving around March 10. They are actively adding to the nest, mating, defending their territory and it almost seems like the female is incubating, though it seems early for this.
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Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.5173459433733
Longitude: -76.4579843232788
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by SusuNottingham
Adult arrival 03/10/2019 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

04/01/2019 by SusuNottingham
We're feeling pretty good about getting a couple in our first season of offering this platform. I saw the male mating with the female multiple times over the weekend.