Nest #5999

Nickname: 657
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.17155
Longitude: -75.430661
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 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 kosame06
Adult arrival 03/26/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/17/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/17/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/12/2016 by kosame06
Observed 1255-1315. 91 degrees and breezy with high visibility. Both osprey were off the nest and flying around when I arrived, and this continued for several minutes. Then the female approached and landed on the nest, and the male came and joined soon after and mounted her. I'm guessing their eggs failed, but they seem to be trying again (uploaded photo). They sat next to each other for a few moments, then both flew off.

05/21/2016 by kosame06
Observed 1531-1548 with 100% overcast and medium visibility. 59 degrees and rain. Only one on the nest that I could see. Poked its head up sporadically whenever a car drove by. Did not see the other, but a couple were down the road at the water fishing.

05/08/2016 by kosame06
Observed 1458-1515 little clouds with extremely high visibility. 72 degrees and breezy. One on the nest very low. The mate brought fish into the nest and appears as though both wet at it, then the nesting one took a portion outside the box to eat while the other took over nesting duties.

04/19/2016 by kosame06
Observed 1525-1550. 68F cloudless extremely high visibility. At first I could not see any birds, but one approached around 1540 with fish, and the head of the other popped up. They ate, then switched places: the one that ate laid down low in the nest and "disappeared" and the second flew down the road to fish (with several other osprey).

04/02/2016 by kosame06
Observed from 1452-1518. 70-75% overcast with variable breeze, but high visibility. Temperature 59° F. Both osprey on the nest. A third was sitting on the coned utility pole at the AF fueling facility, but that didn't seem to perturb the couple. The female got out and flew a lap before perching below the nest to groom. (2 photos with dates)

03/26/2016 by kosame06
Pair is currently tending the nest.