Nest #5998

Nickname: 631
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Summit Bridge/Chesapeake City
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.545316
Longitude: -75.754748
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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/23/2019 by Feathers and Fauna
No nest activity evidence at this time.

08/31/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
I was never able to confirm any nesting at this box. I have a hunch that perhaps the pair moved their nest to the Summit Bridge. I did not find the pair here at about the same time I noticed them on the bridge. Hmmmm...

07/11/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Oh no! The nest box was empty! :-0

06/21/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
One adult bird standing by nest during entire visit. No chicks visible if present. Possible fish in talons of adult bird (too difficult to make out with binoculars!)

04/25/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
Two adult ospreys observed sitting in existing nest box!! Not working on building nest or mating during observation period.

04/19/2018 by Feathers and Fauna
No ospreys seen during observation period.

07/14/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed spotted chick in nest with adult for duration of observation period. Adult sat with splayed wings probably due to the heat/humidity of the day. Chick made lots of calls while I watched. No second adult seen this time. Black vultures on power tower near the canal.

06/21/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Clearly identified one chick in nest. Pale red eyes and still fuzzy. One adult sat near nest and ate, while youngster just looked around. Other adult not visible for duration of observation time. Added photo of adult and chick as seen on nest.

06/09/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Both adults observed eating fish. One adult brought fish to nest, spent time inside the nest, then flew with fish to nearby wooden structure. The other adult ate a fish on a nearby power line structure for duration of observation. Added new photos of observed behaviors.

05/04/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
One adult observed in nest for duration of observation period. Another adult stayed on nearby wooden wiring structure for duration of observation period. Photos of both adults are posted.

04/17/2017 by Feathers and Fauna
Both adults observed at nest. One adult intently arranging material in nest. Other adult vigilantly scanning the area for duration of observation period.

08/08/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Empty nest today! Only found one adult hanging out on the electrical transmission tower during my observation period.

07/15/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Both spotted chicks are fully feathered and BIG! Both chicks observed at the nest; one flew during the observation period. Both adults were near...one at the nest, the other nearby on a electrical transmission tower. Photos of the family added today.

06/28/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Two adults at nest during during of observation period today. Verified one chick, but could not see the second chick. 10 BVs on nearby electrical transmission tower.

06/09/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Confirmed two chicks in nest with one adult present at nest for duration of observation period. Image of one of the chicks can be seen posted here!

06/02/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Both adults present at nest; one adult flew from nest about 5 minutes after I arrived; the other adult remained at edge of nest. After watching closely for a while, I could definitively see at least one small hatchling!

05/18/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Both birds present on nest platform for duration of observation period. Did not appear to be feeding any chicks, but were alert and looking around.

04/25/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
One bird barely visible on platform (assuming on her nest!) Other adult on nearby power structure eating fish. No other raptors/vultures seen in area during observation time.

04/06/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed two adults on nest platform. One brought nesting material to the other sitting on the nest. Both sat together for about 5 minutes, then the first flew off again. No other raptors/vultures in sight during recording time.

03/25/2016 by Feathers and Fauna
Observed 2 adults in sparse nest on top of platform. After ~10 minutes of no action, observed mating and then male left nest. No other raptors/vultures observed in area during recording time.