Nest #5993

Nickname: 191
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Theo C. Freeman Highway
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.774254
Longitude: -75.133563
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Delaware Osprey Watch
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by H&MA
Adult arrival 03/25/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/21/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/31/2016
Incubation initiation 04/23/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/28/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by H&MA
Adult arrival 03/27/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/30/2017 Nest failure 08/10/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/24/2017 by H&MA
Nest empty. No osprey observed in vicinity.

08/22/2017 by H&MA
One adult on crossbar. Another adult arrives on a lower crossbar with fish but does not eat it - even after at least 30 minutes. No activity in the nest.

08/16/2017 by H&MA
Two adults on the crossbars of the utility pole. No movement inside of the nest. Blue plastic is now looking like long streamers hanging from the edge of the nest.

08/12/2017 by H&MA
No adult osprey in the area. No chick activity observed.

08/10/2017 by H&MA
One adult on edge of nest. No sign of chick activity. Blue plastic woven into side of nest.

08/03/2017 by H&MA
One adult tending nest. Another adult arrives with a fish, drops the fish into the nest and goes to the cross bar of the utility pole. Feeding of chick(s). Still unable to determine how many.

07/23/2017 by H&MA
One adult feeding at least one chick. Other adult sitting on the edge of the nest.

07/15/2017 by H&MA
One adult and at least one chick.

07/08/2017 by H&MA
Both adults in the nest, one tending to a chick/chicks. Too small to see but one head.

07/01/2017 by H&MA
One osprey standing in the nest - perhaps preening/feeding a chick. Other adult osprey perched on the crossbar of the utility pole. White plastic bag recently woven into the side of the nest.

06/29/2017 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low in middle of the nest. One osprey sitting on the side of the nest.

06/24/2017 by H&MA
One osprey still incubating. Other sitting on crossbar of the utility pole.

06/15/2017 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low in the nest. One osprey in nearby tree.

06/10/2017 by H&MA
One osprey low in the nest. One osprey on a nearby utility pole.

06/03/2017 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low. One sitting on the cross bar of the utility pole.

05/30/2017 by H&MA
One osprey laying in the nest. One osprey in a nearby tree. The nest continues to take shape and grow.

05/23/2017 by H&MA
One osprey standing in the nest. One osprey on the cross bar of the utility pole outside of the nest.

05/14/2017 by H&MA
The osprey have been busy. A decent looking nest is now sitting on the pole. It is about half the size of the very large nest that disappeared five weeks ago. One osprey was standing in the nest.

05/09/2017 by H&MA
No osprey on the nest. No apparent nest building has taken place.

05/06/2017 by H&MA
Another attempt is being made at building a new nest on top of the utility pole. So far the nest is small - dilapidated and only partially complete. Initially one osprey was at the canal edge partially wading in the water and then flew into a tree near the nest site. Another osprey was in a different tree also close to the nest site. After some time both flew to the nest and managed to stand in the small nest together. They mated and one flew away, one remained in the nest.

05/02/2017 by H&MA
One osprey on the utility pole. One in nearby tree. No sticks visible on the pole. High winds on 5/01/2017

04/29/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreys on top of the utility pole. Another attempt at building a new nest - about a dozen sticks on top of the pole.

04/27/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreyson top of utility pole. No sign of a nest. The sticks are no longer on top of the utility pole...perhaps due to the rainy and windy weather on 4/25/2015.

04/22/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreys in a tree near to the old nest site, which was at the top of a utility pole. . A few new sticks have been added since our last observation.

04/18/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreys sitting on top of the utility pole where the nest once sat and a third sitting on a neighboring utility pole. The three took turns flying separately and sometimes together to nearby poles or just for short flights, with two usually returning to the old nest pole. Observed for a good 45 minutes and did not see any nest building taking place, however there are a small amount of sticks sitting atop the old nest utility pole.

04/12/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreys sitting on top of the utility pole where the nest had been located. No sign of old nest or rebuilding.

04/08/2017 by H&MA
Nest is gone ! No osprey in the area. No sign of the remains of the nest. (Thunderstorm on the 6th - accompanied with moderate to high winds for several days.)

04/01/2017 by H&MA
One osprey on nest, one on nearby utility pole.

03/29/2017 by H&MA
Two osprey on nest. Another osprey on nearby tree.

03/27/2017 by H&MA
Two ospreys standing in the nest. One left left the nest several times for a short flight and returned.

03/18/2017 by H&MA
No osprey observed.

03/16/2017 by H&MA
No osprey observed.

03/14/2017 by H&MA
No osprey observed. Platform and nesting material in place.

09/10/2016 by H&MA
No Osprey.

09/06/2016 by H&MA
No Osprey in nest or in the area.

08/31/2016 by H&MA
One osprey in nest. One osprey on nearby wire.

08/20/2016 by H&MA
Two osprey sitting on wire near the nest. One osprey on nearby tree. One osprey on near by pole.

08/16/2016 by H&MA
No osprey in nest. No osprey in the area.

08/06/2016 by H&MA
Three chicks in nest. One adult in nearby tree.

07/28/2016 by H&MA
Nest empty - 3 chicks sitting on the wires near the nest. One adult sitting in a nearby tree.

07/21/2016 by H&MA
Two adults and three large chicks. Adults actively flying between nest, in the air or the nearby pole. Two of the chicks were seen flying - far enough to be out of sight for a few minutes. One returned to the nest the other landed near adult on pole.

07/13/2016 by H&MA
One adult and only two chicks. Another adult on nearby tree branch.

07/09/2016 by H&MA
One adult and three chicks in nest. One adult on nearby utility pole. All resting.

06/29/2016 by H&MA
One adult osprey tending to three chicks. One adult osprey playfully fishing the nearby canal and resting on the utility wire next to the nest.

06/25/2016 by H&MA
One adult osprey in nest - two chick heads visible - little activity.

06/22/2016 by H&MA
Early morning visit - observed a small opening on bottom side of nest. (The previous night there was storm with high winds and much rain.) One adult was preening three, possibly four chicks. Other adult arrives with stick which was worked into the nest.

06/13/2016 by H&MA
One adult in nest feeding two chicks. One adult on nearby power line.

06/04/2016 by H&MA
One adult osprey in nest - seemed to be tending to a chick (s).Another osprey arrives without a fish and leaves after a short visit. First osprey still tending to the young - perhaps feeding or preening.

05/31/2016 by H&MA
One osprey feeding/preening a chick or chicks. Other osprey back and forth from nest - brings 3 fish into nest within 45 minutes. First 2 fish seemed to be shared with chick (s). We left area with one adult osprey eating in the nest, apparently sitting on the chicks.

05/28/2016 by H&MA
One osprey standing in nest, mate eating on nearby pole. Then two osprey in nest - one osprey eating and making a feeding motion - possible clutch hatching.

05/21/2016 by H&MA
One osprey low in the nest. One osprey on stump under the nest.

05/14/2016 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low in nest. One osprey on wire near to nest.

05/07/2016 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low in nest. Second osprey arrives at stump under the nest with a fish and eats.

04/30/2016 by H&MA
One Osprey sitting low in nest. One osprey eating on the stump located below the nest.

04/27/2016 by H&MA
One osprey sitting low in nest.

04/23/2016 by H&MA
Incubation initiation. One osprey sitting low in the nest. Mate arrives with fish and eats at nearby pole.

04/19/2016 by H&MA
One osprey on nest, another arrives with a fish, stops briefly at nest and then proceeds to a stump located below the nest to eat. Osprey in the nest arranges sticks.

04/16/2016 by H&MA
No ospreys seen on, in, or around the nest.

04/12/2016 by H&MA
Two ospreys at nest.

04/10/2016 by H&MA
No osprey observed at or inside of nest. Cold and rainy.

04/02/2016 by H&MA
Two ospreys in nest. Taking short flights and landing on or next to the nest, or on a nearby snag or utility pole.

03/29/2016 by H&MA
Two ospreys in nest.

03/28/2016 by H&MA
One osprey in nest.

03/25/2016 by H&MA
Two ospreys in nest.

03/22/2016 by H&MA
No activity.

03/16/2016 by H&MA
no activity.

03/13/2016 by H&MA
No activity.

03/06/2016 by H&MA
No activity. Old nesting material intact.