Nest #9

Nickname: Scotland ferry slip #5
Nest substrate: Piling of Slip #5
Nest Location Description: Scotland Ferry terminal - piling behind VDOT Ferry Building
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Virginia Master Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers, The Center for Conservation Biology
Latitude: 37.1850017984459
Longitude: -76.7834096650124
Followers: 4

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by fmsmith
Adult arrival 03/28/2013 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/12/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by LibbyM
Adult arrival 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Butterflygirl
Adult arrival 03/07/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/09/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/06/2018 by Butterflygirl
Male perched on second pylon from end where previous nest has been

04/09/2017 by Butterflygirl
Female appears to be laying an egg. Absolutely still in nest. Male nearby with fish but no response or squawking on female part. Nest is on last pylon toward power plant (with light on it) even though three distinct nests are built on three different pylons.

03/16/2017 by Butterflygirl
9:30 am: Received permission from Captain Ripley to observe nest with escorted visits on ship berthed closest to nest. Male and female both flying to and from nest.

03/08/2017 by Butterflygirl
8:30 am: not sure if this is the same nest but it is the farthest pilon from the office building toward the nuclear power station as you enter the terminal from the Surry side over where the Virginia is usually docked. Nest is nicely built with both male and female paired on it. Male brought branch over to add during observation.

03/07/2017 by Butterflygirl
4:55pm: see male on pylon beside end pylon with female and fairly established nest built in it.

06/16/2013 by LibbyM
2 adults with >=2 chicks ~ 5-6 weeks old

03/28/2013 by fmsmith
Nest is active in 2013.