Nest #6014

Nickname: BB North
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: New 2018 late May snag nest built next to low fallen nest, visible along west marsh and tree cluster at entrance to White Creek off Indian River bay.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.577862
Longitude: -75.102258
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

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
2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/17/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2017 Nest failure 07/15/2017
Clutch hatching 06/02/2017 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/02/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2018 Nest failure 05/12/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/05/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/10/2015 Nest failure 06/18/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/16/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/14/2014
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/12/2014
Incubation initiation 04/19/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/28/2014 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 09/02/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed 10/01/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/09/2018 by baygirl
none seen since 8-18-18 and with heavy storms since last mid week continuing thru this coming week i doubt i will see them again this season

08/18/2018 by baygirl
well I spoke too soon, decided to take my boat around the back tree area to get a better look at the new snag nest for this pair and there they were, both perched in snags close to the nest. guess they have been staying away from the front side of the woods were the nearest osprey family fledged too.

08/17/2018 by baygirl
have not seen adult osprey around since the nearby channel #7 marker nest fledged 2 chicks, the family took over the tree area where this pair was hanging out.

07/21/2018 by baygirl
nest is large, both adults come and go but not seen regularly

06/19/2018 by baygirl
no activity seen recently at this new nest site

06/03/2018 by baygirl
pair has been busy taking nest material to a new taller tree very close to their low snag nest that was somehow destroyed around the 3rd week of May. they are also causing trouble at the CM7 platform (123 IB) #6005,as I have seen them diving at the incubating female in that nest. their new nest looks very good and i sure hope they do not try to re-nest this season.

05/21/2018 by baygirl
nest looks like it has fallen down the snag or was pulled apart. both osprey were flying around the area today possibly looking for a new nest location

05/19/2018 by baygirl
I saw incubating behavior until the 12th of May. Since then there is little activity at the nest area. The snag is close to the ground in a very remote area, I would suspect raccoons or GHowls as the predators and reason for fail.

04/28/2018 by baygirl
confirmed incubation behavior today by boat, pair is in the small snag near White Creek waterline, near nest on CM7

04/08/2018 by baygirl
I am seeing activity around the trees to the west, 2 ospreys flying on the north side of the treeline but no nest visible.

04/07/2018 by baygirl
no signs of a new snag nest but increasing osprey flight activity around the 2 sets of woods and the immature eagle is hanging around too

03/29/2018 by baygirl
I checked this ever changing marsh forest area today and saw no osprey. i did see one of the eagles from the nearby Bethany Forest nest sitting deep in the tree apparently hoping an osprey would fly nearby with a fish.Then I checked the eagles nest and saw the other bald eagle fly in with nest material. i could not see any eaglet heads or confirm there are eaglets.

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season: no birds seen after the snag was destroyed. this location is a tough spot, I have seen nothing good come of it past few years

07/29/2017 by baygirl
entire snag down, probably due to high wind storm, no birds seen

07/15/2017 by baygirl
suddenly the nest is empty. it is directly next to a tall grove of pines and we believe a similarly placed nest on opposite side of grove of pines was owl attack in 2015. there is also the Bethany Forest Eagle nest in site line of this nest. both adults still at nest

06/24/2017 by baygirl
Nest survived this mornings storm, at sunset one adult on the nest

06/21/2017 by baygirl
This tall snag is clearly visible from a beach along Indian River. It is about 600 feet off the beach so it is not disturbed by the rare beach comber but you can see and hear the osprey. I saw 3 little heads pop up during feeding on June 17. I am due for a 4 pack of chicks this season, could this be the nest?

05/28/2017 by baygirl
one incubating, one in nearby snag

05/15/2017 by baygirl
still incubating even with the activity at the nearby bald eagle nest

04/27/2017 by baygirl
one deep in the nest today. I did not see mate but the nearby eagles at Bethany Forest nest were at their nest with one feeding at least one eaglet.

04/17/2017 by baygirl
I suspect they have been here for about a week. the nest is quite built up. one was in the nest today with the other perched on the next door snag.

04/02/2017 by baygirl
no ospreys seen at this iste thus far... but I will take my boat to check on the nest soon as its better viewing via the bayside.

12/27/2016 by baygirl
New snag nest is still standing at the close of 2016.

07/15/2016 by baygirl
I have seen the adult pair making a new snag nest on the opposite end of the tree line, visible from Indian River and near the entrance to the new marina in a very shallow gut for Bay Forest, a marina and development that is shockingly close to an established eagles nest. The osprey pair sit in a snag nearby but show no signs of nesting for this year. The new snag nest is quite large and so I hope it makes it through the winter storm season. Unfortunately this nest IS quite near the Bethany Forest Eagle nest that produced 2 eaglets this season. There are no doubt owls in this secluded area also.

05/22/2016 by baygirl
No birds in htis area this season.

04/06/2016 by baygirl
Snag nest destroyed in high wind storm first week of April 2016. No birds observed in the area.