Nest #6029

Nickname: WB 01
Nest substrate: Utility H Frame
Nest Location Description: Rt.6& Rt. 9
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.310362
Longitude: -75.523512
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Rexlad
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 JJ
Adult arrival 03/24/2016 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
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 Rexlady
Adult arrival 03/21/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/30/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/19/2016
Incubation initiation 05/02/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/17/2016 Reason for nest failure other
2017 Nest Activity Report by Rexlady
Adult arrival 04/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2017 Nest failure 04/29/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by human

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/29/2017 by Rexlady
Nest is gone again, and a rounded structure has been affixed where the nest had been, obviously to prevent the birds from constructing another nest. Both birds are perched on nearby utility structures.

04/14/2017 by Rexlady
Before today, we had seen both birds perching on the utility structure and even mating in a nearby field, but no nest on the usual nest site. Today there is a nest, and both birds are on it. A neighbor told us that the birds have been trying to build a nest, but the utility company keeps knocking it down (the utility structures are scheduled for replacement).

06/17/2016 by Rexlady
3 chicks seen being fed.

04/15/2016 by Rexlady
Birds observed chasing away an intruder (another osprey) that had landed on the nest. They were also observed eating and mating on a nearby utility structure.

04/13/2016 by Rexlady
Nest rebuilding continues. One osprey observed on nest rearranging sticks. Second osprey landed on nest, stayed for a couple of minutes, then flew away.

04/09/2016 by Rexlad
After high winds on 4/8/2016, nest has been blown down again. One osprey observed bringing sticks to the site to attempt a second rebuilding. Weather conditions include rain mixed with snow and gusting winds.

04/07/2016 by Rexlad
Work rebuilding nest continues. One osprey observed on nest, then flying away and returning with addional nest material.

04/04/2016 by Rexlad
The ospreys are rebuilding the nest. One bird was on the nest, while the other ate a fish on a nearby utility cross pole. The bird from the nest flew over to the bird on the utility pole and sat there for a couple of minutes. Then that bird flew off, found a stick and brought it back to the nest.

04/03/2016 by Rexlad
Nest destroyed in overnight storm with strong winds. Only a very small fragment of the nest base remains. No ospreys in sight.

04/01/2016 by Rexlad
Two birds on nest, side by side.

03/30/2016 by Rexlad
One bird on nest. After a few minutes, it flies off and out of sight.

03/25/2016 by Rexlad
One bird observed standing on edge of nest.

03/24/2016 by JJ
One bird seated on nest upon arrival, and another arrived several minutes later and covered the first bird (mating behavior?). Second bird then flew off. Nest is stable and clean-appearing.

03/24/2016 by JJ
uploaded nest photo today

03/21/2016 by Rexlad
One bird on nest. Second lands on nest. They attempt to mate, then both fly off nest and out of sight.

03/18/2016 by Rexlady
One osprey sitting on nest 3/18/16.

03/10/2016 by JJ
No activity noted at nest today.