Nest #859

Nickname: Gov Land
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 37.2476192932369
Longitude: -76.872295103073
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Jeanne
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by MikeM
Adult arrival 03/19/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/15/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by MikeM
Adult arrival 03/18/2015 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 MikeM
Adult arrival 03/25/2015 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by MikeM
Adult arrival 03/25/2018 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

08/08/2020 by MikeM
No activity observed

08/02/2020 by MikeM
Neither adults observed at the nest.

07/25/2020 by MikeM
One adult observed above the nest when I arrived. left to hunt did not return within the one hour I was at the nest. No apparent activity in the nest.

07/18/2020 by MikeM
Both adults observed on tree at nest site. No apparent activity in the nest

07/12/2020 by MikeM
One adult observed in tree above the nest. No apparent activity in the nest.

07/05/2020 by MikeM
No activity observed. Adults not at nest site

06/28/2020 by MikeM
No new activity. One adult on the rim of the nest. Second adult not observed. No apparent activity in the nest

06/21/2020 by MikeM
No new activity. One adult in tree below nest. Second adult not observed, no apparent activity in the nest

06/21/2020 by MikeM
Both adults at top of nest. No apparent activity in the nest

06/21/2020 by MikeM
Ignore last entry. Entered report for another nest in this diary incorrectly. Original entry for 6/21/2020 is correct.

06/14/2020 by MikeM
No new activity. One adult feeding below the nest. Second adult not observed, no apparent activity in the nest

06/07/2020 by MikeM
No new activity. If there are hatchlings they are still below a sight line and there was no active feeding observed

05/30/2020 by MikeM
Observed nes for about an hour this AM. After about 30 to 40 minutes observed second bird return to nest and feed itself with the fish it had caught for another 20 to 30 minutes and then fly off. Again could not see any activity in the nest, which is at eye level through a scope

05/23/2020 by MikeM
No change from last observation. Only single bird observed and no apparent activity in the nest.

05/10/2020 by MikeM
Observed nest for about 30 minutes. No apparent activity in the nest. Only one Osprey present as was the case earlier in the week. The observed Osprey did drop to the water and appeared to be bathing. Concern that the second bird observed on April 12 and 26 may be gone.

05/07/2020 by MikeM
Observed for about 30 minutes. One adult on branch above nest. Other adult was not visible in nest.

04/26/2020 by MikeM
No apparent change in activity

04/12/2020 by MikeM
Female on nest, Male on adjacent branch. Appears to be eggs in nest

05/05/2018 by MikeM
observed nest this am. no nestlings or indication of hatching observed

05/22/2014 by MikeM
Appears to be some change in nest activity by female, that may indicate hatchlings in nest, but did not observe any feeding. Male was not at site - probably out hunting.

05/20/2014 by MikeM
No new activity.

05/13/2014 by MikeM
Observed nest 5/12. No new activity

05/08/2014 by Jeanne
Pair observed at nest. Father sitting nearby or flying around, mom on nest.

04/28/2014 by Jeanne
Nest survived high winds, one of the pair observed sitting on nest

04/24/2014 by Jeanne
Pair observed changing places, one observed what seemed to be turning eggs around.

04/21/2014 by MikeM
Continued to observed adult incubating on nest.