Nest #5438

Nickname: emily gut
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: on property adjoining 33339 mercer ave., millsboro, de., 19966 atop a utility pole
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.600981
Longitude: -75.169431
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by kc
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by kc
Adult arrival 03/20/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Snowbird
Adult arrival 03/20/2016 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 Snowbird
Adult arrival 03/31/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/10/2017
Egg laying 04/16/2017 Chicks last observed 09/18/2017
Incubation initiation 04/16/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/02/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

10/08/2017 by Snowbird
In past years, the fledglings have stayed close to the nest and came back to the nest several times a day for feeding. This season, this occurred for about two weeks, then they did not return to the nest again. I would still see them on nearby docks and posts, but not on the nest.

10/08/2017 by Snowbird
for 2016 nest, one chick was displaced from the nest just as it was ready to fledge. It was not maintained by an adult for 24 hrs. We trans[ported it to Bird Rescue, and they reported it failed to thrive and died.

04/20/2017 by Snowbird
Osprey were late coming to this nest. This is not the same male that has been here in previous seasons, his habits are quite different

07/11/2016 by yingstma
Saw 2 fledglings and both parents on nest.

07/10/2016 by yingstma

03/20/2015 by kc
have watched this nest for previous years. 2013, 2 eggs, 2 hatchlings, 1 fledgling. 2014, 2 eggs, 2 hatchlings, 2 fledglings. Nest blew down at end of summer 2014. 3/20/2015 pair observed at former nest site. Observed bird bringing stick to re-start nest at same location. Observed one bird in tree 100 ft. from nesting site on 03/17/2015, calling for mate.