Nest #5996

Nickname: 627
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Old Summit Rd.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.543317
Longitude: -75.72295
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 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 Feathers and Fauna
Adult arrival 03/25/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Feathers and Fauna
Adult arrival 04/17/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Feathers and Fauna
Adult arrival 05/10/2019 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

05/10/2019 by Feathers and Fauna
This nest is very hard to see since it's on the top of a very tall pole. I'm not sure if an adult was sitting on the nest or not, but I did see an adult on the piping that crosses the C&D Canal during the observation period.

08/31/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
No ospreys seen during observation period.

08/02/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Still not able to determine any juveniles. Observed one osprey on nest and one on wire nearby.

07/11/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Unable to see inside nest for chicks, but one adult present on nest for duration of my visit.

06/21/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Two adults seen standing on nest during entire visit. No chicks visible if present.

04/25/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Single adult observed sitting in existing nest! No mate seen during observation period.

04/20/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
One adult osprey seen during observation period. Sat on gas line bridge that crosses C&D Canal.

07/14/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed spotted, fledged chick sitting on power line near nest for duration of observation period. One adult in nest and second adult flew from nest shortly after I arrived.

06/21/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Saw 2 adults and one chick stretching on the top of the nest tower today! Added one photo of all three. Could not ascertain any additional chicks due to position of nest on that high tower!

06/09/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed both adults today; one adult on nest, while the other adult was on nearby power line. Two new photos added. Could not see into nest, so unable to confirm eggs or chicks.

05/04/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Unable to see inside nest, but found one adult on piping near nest. Adult stayed for 5 minutes, then flew toward canal, out of site. Providing photograph of nest location on top of light tower, and of adult osprey on wiring.

04/17/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Nest was empty, but I observed one adult on the high wire crossing the canal. After about 10 minutes, it flew and called sporadically.

08/08/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Empty nest today! Only found one adult hanging out on the power line over the canal. He/she stayed there during the entire observation period.

07/15/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
A CHICK! It's a big one, but has spots and reddish eye coloring. It was sitting on the edge of the nest during the whole observation period. It called often; an adult returned the call nearby. One adult was observed on power line over the canal, holding a fish. Photo of chick at nest and adult on power line attached today.

06/28/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Still cannot see into nest to confirm any chicks. One adult at nest today during observation period. Second adult perched nearby on power line over the canal.

06/09/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Saw both osprey at nest exhibiting mating behavior. Before flying to nest, one osprey chased a bald eagle and called at another perched in a tree across the canal. No chicks could be seen. Not even sure if there are eggs in nest.

06/02/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Confirmed both adults at nest, although cannot see inside nest. One adult sat on wires near nest, while other adult stood inside nest. Unable to confirm either eggs or hatchings inside nest.

05/18/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Watched nest for ½ hour and could hear osprey, but could not see any. This nest is on top of a tall tower, so it's not possible to see in the nest.

04/25/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Ospreys present! Both adults appeared to be milling around the nest. One adult flew off nest and perched nearby for duration of observation time. Of note: large construction equipment is in close proximity to nest (see photo, nest is on white tower structure.) But fortunately, this pair is OK with the construction noise. Lots of BVs and TVs in vicinity, as usual.

04/06/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Nest is visibly larger than last visit, but no osprey were seen during observation timeframe. Will check again in a few days, in the morning.

03/25/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed one osprey actively bringing sticks to beginnings of a nest. Other adult observing from wire spanning canal. One bald eagle, 7 BV, and 6 TV observed in the immediate vicinity, but did not flush/pester osprey.